What is Hosted Exchange?

Email has become one of the most frequently used business tools, with many customers relying on it more than their telephone to help them get through their work day.

It has become clear that businesses need to capitalise on the use of email that is becoming the key driver behind running effective and profitable operations.

Hosted Exchange is an affordable, premium email service based on Microsoft® Exchange Server technology, allowing small and medium businesses the ability to take advantage of full collaboration Mail services such as Shared Calendaring,Public Folders, Global address books and more.


Why outsource your hosted exchange to the Virtual Group?

Unfortunately, for most SMBs (Small Medium Businesses), the cost of running a Microsoft Exchange server ‘in-house’ is simply too much.

Upfront costs can exceed R100 000, plus staff time to maintain the server. This is why ‘managed Exchange hosting’ or ‘Exchange outsourcing’ makes sense for smaller businesses. Exchange email outsourcing allows businesses to enjoy the same enterprise-strength IT that Fortune 500 companies have, but at a price they can afford.


Virtual Differentiators

Dual Data Centers – One of the only providers to have 2 independent data centers with redundant links

SLA – Guaranteed SLA of 99.95% uptime

Deleted Item Retention – Restore deleted items directly from server.

Anti-Spam – Unique interface allowing the end user to manage spam (White / Black list)

E-mail Branding – Customers can brand email with professionally designed email signatures and stationery


Features and Benefits:

Below are some of the primary Features and Benefits relating to Hosted Exchange:

Mail management: Customers are able to sort, prioritize, delegate and search mail

Collaboration of data: which includes Shared Contacts, Calendars, Public Folders, Archive Folders, Meeting Planner, Task Lists to name a few

Web and Mobile Access to Email

Project Management facilitation through shared traceabletask-lists and timelines

No huge capital outlay for the customer (Hardware, Licensing and Bandwidth)

IT overheads down - taking pressure off the customers IT department, or saving money on outsourced technicians