In my 20 years of providing IT solutions for businesses there have only been a few true “game-changers”. The one that continues to impress me is Exchange. For those of you who are not familiar with Exchange, it is an enterprise email server created by Microsoft. Exchange was innovative when it was first introduced in the mid-90s. It combined email with contacts and calendar, and usually did so very well with Outlook as the front end.
At the time, the cost of the Exchange server was well out of reach of small and medium businesses (SMBs). The cost of properly maintaining an Exchange server is still prohibitive to many SMBs.
The new game-changer is “Hosted Exchange” (and Google Apps). SMBs are able to pay a low monthly fee for each user and they get an exchange server that is maintained by someone else. The IT solutions provider for the small business is responsible for initial support, but the Exchange host is responsible for all the maintenance and backup of the server. Hosted Exchange or Google Apps can be included in our Managed Services packages.
Call David Phillips at (314) 282-7077 to discuss how we can lower your email cost while improving your productivity.