“New Standard” & Cost
For businesses deploying on-premises Exchange, adding additional services such as email archiving and email security can be expensive and costly. But meeting the “New Standard” doesn’t have to be expensive.
When deploying Exchange in the cloud, businesses can easily offload hardware and electricity costs, reduce IT complexity and increase overall security. In fact, an average business with 10 employees can save over when deploying these services in the cloud. And costs savings are just the beginning.
Hosted providers can also deliver:
- Higher reliability. Moving your email to the cloud offers much greater reliability than a server in a closet. Some providers offer a 99.999% uptime service level agreement—meaning they’re promising less than 30 seconds of unplanned downtime a month.
- Better security. A hosted email provider spends its resources on security measures to protect your data so that you don’t have to focus on security. This includes cyber security measures that deter phishing attacks and other online threats, as well as physical security to protect hardware from theft or damage.
- Lower legal costs and better intellectual property protection. In this day and age, it’s imperative that every email and every attachment is preserved and protected. This can significantly reduce the cost of eDiscovery in the event of litigation. In addition, it will safeguard the intellectual property contained in your email against loss, even if an employee decides to clean out all of their old emails.