Email is still the backbone of communications for most businesses. If you're still using an on-premise email server to manage your company email, or if you and your employees are all using personal accounts, it might be time for an email "makeover."
Here are 4 benefits of hosted email solutions like Microsoft Hosted Exchange or Google Apps:
1. Less spam bogging down your network
When you use a cloud-based email solution along with spam filtering, spam emails are intercepted and discarded before they even reach your network. That means only the good emails that you want to receive make it into the confines of your office and into your inbox.
2. No infrastructure to manage
With a hosted email solution, you don't need to worry about maintaining an email server in house. This can free up your IT staff to focus on more strategic initiatives. It also means that you won't have large capital expenditures on server upgrades.
3. Less downtime
Although Microsoft and Gmail have been in the news over the past couple of years for major instances of downtime, it's just a fraction of time compared to average downtime for on-premise email.
4. It just works.
Cloud-based email easily works on all devices in any location. You can easily add users for just an incremental cost, and you don't even have to give up Outlook. You can easily hook in Google Apps or Hosted Exchange with your computer's version of Outlook to access your email.