The Advantages of Using a Cloud Solution.
From its early origin in the large Industrial, scholastic and military complexes of the United States, email has become an integral part of business life. It would leave one to wonder what we did without it, and there are probably just as many people out there who wish they could without it……. For a while at least.
The solution has been to purchase a server that suits the size of the business and install Microsoft Exchange or a similar Linux-based mail server. These solutions provided a wealth of tools, and you have complete control of calendars, emails, address books, tasks, and more.
There is a reason this solution is the industry standard. Microsoft Exchange (or any email server), however, does come at a hefty price. You have to purchase the server-grade hardware that can run it. You also have to purchase the software licenses to have access to Microsoft Outlook, which is an additional cost. After that, you have to worry about spam and all sorts of malicious attacks such as viruses that can come through email.
Then, there is there need to safeguard against email spam, trojans and malware which again comes at a cost. The time and energy need to set these solutions up can be costly. This is where the cloud-based email solution comes into play. There can also be disruption to business continuity if your internet connection goes down.
The advantage with a cloud email service is the removal of these headaches where a company just pays a flat fee per user to a provider, and they deal with all the nitty-gritty aspects of keeping the system operational. This turns what is usually a variable expense, into a fixed one and the transparency provided allows for clearer financial forecasting.
I’ll follow on in a later blog about the merits of the most popular cloud email services today, Gmail (Google Mail) and Microsft Exchange 365. Till then if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us on 061-211444 or 1800-911000 and we’ll be delighted to field any questions you may have.