Six Reasons Why You Will Love Office 365 for Hosted Email

Exchange is the gold standard for business Email. However, purchasing and maintaining your own Exchange server can be a costly endeavor. Through Office 365, you can get the power of Exchange for a nominal cost and increase your business’ security and functionality exponentially.

1. You pay for what you use

With hosted Exchange through Office 365 you pay a low monthly fee for each licensed user. There is no huge upfront expense to purchase hardware and software. And, as your business expands you can easily add licenses one at a time as you need them rather than pursuing expensive server upgrades.

2. World class infrastructure that you could never afford to build yourself

Microsoft has multiple, world-class data centers across North America. These data centers provide data redundancy and protection from service interruptions. Small and medium businesses can’t even begin to build these sort of data centers for themselves because the upfront cost is so high. Another alternative, hosting your own mail servers in a cloud provider data center likewise will cost far more than simple mail licensing through Office 365.

3. Products you know and want. Why settle for a second-rate e-mail service when you can have Exchange?

Microsoft Exchange mail server redefined business productivity by integrating e-mail with serverbased contacts and calendars. Office 365 offers small businesses a cost-effective way to provide this platform to their employees. When coupled with Microsoft Outlook on the desktop this provides a single experience for managing your e-mail, schedule and contacts. You also get other great Microsoft Exchange features including distribution groups, mailbox and transport rules, public folders, shared mailboxes and mailbox delegation.

4. 99.9% uptime backed by a financial Service Level Agreement

Your business counts on e-mail to stay in touch with clients and to stay productive. Microsoft Office 365 provides 99.9% or better uptime guaranteed with a service level agreement that includes financial compensation in the event of excessive downtime. At the time of this writing the uptime for the most recently reported quarter was over 99.99%.

5. Compliance with government and industry regulations is a big deal in today’s business world

Microsoft has data centers all across the world. As a US customer your data will reside in multiple data centers housed within the United States which ensures that if there is a regional disruption you will still have access. Microsoft’s privacy and security commitments promise that they will not mine your data for advertising or voluntarily disclose data to law enforcement. Office 365 meets important industry standards including ISO 27001, ISO 27018, HIPAA Business Associate Agreement and Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). Hosted e-mail service also includes optional legal hold for legal discovery, online archiving, or journaling to third party archive and discovery services

6. Perhaps best of all, for approved non-profits, basic e-mail service is free

The best part of Office 365 is the low cost. Basic e-mail service is offered for just $4.00 per mailbox per month. Even more amazing, for qualified non-profit clients basic e-mail service is available for free! This makes the move to Office 365 an easy decision, even for cash strapped businesses.

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Sophisticated Systems has certified expertise on staff and significant experience migrating clients of varying size, industries and needs to Office 365. We can help your business implement this powerful solution and put the power of Exchange to work for you.

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