Hosted Exchange has become more popular over the past 5 years. Since the release of Exchange 2010, service providers were able to offer more to its customers. Exchange in itself is the world’s leading business email platform, used by millions of customers.
A Hosted Exchange solution provides small, medium or large businesses a messaging collaboration business system. A customer can access their calendar, email, notes, tasks and contacts from any web browser in the world. Utilising a Hosted Exchange solution means you and your business can operate more efficiently whilst keeping infrastructure costs low.
When considering an Exchange deployment, it is worth considering the amount of users that will be using Exchange. If your business has more than 100 employees, then it may be more cost effective to host the Exchange deployment in house. Alternatively, a dedicated Hosted Exchange environment would also be more cost effective however this would attract more management overheads. With a traditional Hosted Exchange solution, each mailbox is allocated resources from a shared Exchange system, whilst maintaining security for each tenant that is hosted.
Benefits of Using Exchange 2016 Hosting
So, what are some of the benefits of Hosted Exchange 2016?
Pricing. As the Exchange environment already exists, the customer is purchasing just mailboxes and storage. This helps businesses reduce overheads as they no longer need to buy hardware/software or in-house skills. Additionally, all maintenance and upgrades are carried out by the Hosted Exchange service provider with no charges to the customer.
Productivity. With Hosted Exchange, teams can easily share information using applications such as Outlook. Users can create distribution lists, share calendar information, create and assign tasks all from one interface. All users are viewable in the Global Address List (GAL) so you don’t have to remember names or addresses.
Personalisation. When creating your first Hosted Exchange organisation for your business, all users and mailboxes and tailored to your needs such as adding send as permissions to shared mailboxes or setting Active Sync policies.
Access from anywhere. Exchange 2016 allows users to connect from anywhere in the world using Outlook, OWA or mobile devices over secure SSL connections. Users will have the same access whether they are in or out of the office.
Security. Hosted Exchange 2016 provides SSL security between the clients and servers, ensuring all communication is encrypted. There are options within Exchange to remotely wipe any mobile device that maybe of concern keeping data protected. Anti-virus and anti-spam come as standard so this reduces inbound vulnerabilities to customer’s mailboxes.
Move Your Business to Hosted Exchange 2016
If you are looking for a reliable, cost effective email collaboration solution for your business then make the move to Exchange 2016.