For many organizations with larger IT needs, application integration with Active Directory is essential to streamline operations and save valuable time. Why manage your users in two places when you can do it in one?
Configuring Outlook to connect to your email provider can be a confusing and difficult experience. We often ask end-users to understand the difference between POP, IMAP and SMTP. They must configure incoming and outgoing server hostnames. They need to specify authentication settings and check server port numbers. This is all very confusing and leads to frustrated customers and increased calls to administrators and support.
Recently, the General Services Administration (GSA) solicited bids to take care of their massive email system. They embarked on a process many businesses are familiar with – finding the right fit of features, security, and cost to support their users. The GSA selected hosted email to serve remote offices, streamline administration, and reduce future investments. Though you may not have the same concerns as a government agency, choosing the right business email system to accommodate users, fit the budget, and scale with growth is critical. We’ll help you narrow it down to the most important criteria consider when choosing an email system.
Last year, over 188 billion emails circulated compared to 60 million Facebook updates and 1.4 million tweets. Email and social media are great for staying in touch with friends and family. Businesses are even using some of these same free social platforms and consumer-level email services to ramp up quickly and cheaply. But, are they really the best choice for primary business communication? Ask yourself these questions:
By keeping your fingers on the keyboard and using the mouse less frequently, you can fly through reading, replying, and managing your inbox. Bookmark this page for quick reference or download a printable quick reference card for your favorite email client to post near your computer.
You know this situation: You’re traveling and you need to look up your flight confirmation, meeting time, or hotel reservation. All this information is in your email. We partnered up with the team at reMail to offer Rackspace Email customers a solution to this problem—and get a great deal at the same time!
With the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the air, I open up Microsoft Outlook and head straight to my calendar to start scheduling meetings. Being a technical project manager, part of my job includes scheduling meetings—and in any given session, I easily schedule 5+ meetings for 15+ folks.
Our CTO, Bill Boebel, is pretty damn busy. He runs from meeting to meeting with a laptop, a notepad, pens and his BlackBerry. Yet, somehow, his thoughts are rarely all in one place (shocking). So for Bill, and the millions of other super-busy people, we’ve created Notes!
Last week, IBM announced their move to offer high volume cloud based email services. The offer, called LotusLive, is intended to counter the move to a new set of online offers like Google Apps, and our own Rackspace Email service. IBM is the latest in a long line of traditional enterprise software companies feeling the impacts of new SaaS models. And, like many of those companies, they intend to compete.