Reduced network problems
Your network operates in a delicate balance, and when one piece breaks chaos soon follows. Connected systems and processes tend to fail and this stalls your productivity. It becomes a scramble to get the network up again, especially the email servers. When you move to a cloud solution, you’re able to say goodbye to onsite servers, making your remaining infrastructure easier to maintain.
Lower hardware and maintenance costs
Maintaining your exchange servers is probably costing a pretty penny with repairs and license fees alone. Add in the cost of making sure your server keeps up with your business growth and suddenly keeping your email in-house doesn’t make financial sense. What would it be like to have known costs for your email hosting that covers everything, including the latest technology and round the clock administration? Many solutions offer on-demand plans, so you only pay for the options you want.
You’re still in control
One of the main arguments for keeping your Exchange server is to make sure you have control over your email; no 3rd party has access to your critical data, and you always know where your data is. While control may have been the deciding factor in the past, the fact is cloud solutions have evolved so much that these arguments are void. Physical security at one of Microsoft’s data farms, for example, goes far beyond that of your locked server room.
Cloud solutions provide automatic protection against many threats, including fire, power outages, viruses, and flood. While your own in-house server has anti-virus running and a backup plan, it is still vulnerable. Backups get forgotten, updates don't get done on time, and your server will probably not survive fire or flood intact. Moving your email hosting to a cloud solution removes all that risk. As email is a critical tool for your business, isolating your systems from risk may be one of the best decisions you make all year.
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