Press Release Summary:
Hosting, management, and migration services for Microsoft Exchange 2007 encompass all aspects of complex messaging environment. In addition to mobile messaging with support for RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server/Good Mobile Messaging/Microsoft ActiveSync with Direct Push, services cover email hygiene with support for anti-virus, anti-spam, and content filtering; geographic disaster recovery; email archiving; compliance; and eDiscovery.
Original Press Release:
USi Offers Hosting, Management, and Migration Services for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Exchange TCO Calculator helps enterprises understand TCO for insourced versus outsourced messaging systems
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 12 -- USi (www.USi.com), an AT&T Company, today announced hosting, management, and migration services for Microsoft Exchange 2007. The product, launched earlier this year, includes distinct improvements in anywhere access to e-mail, voice mail, calendars, and contacts from a variety of clients and devices, performance, enhanced protection of information, and compliance.
According to Gartner, Inc.'s July 2007 Toolkit: State of Internal Email Presentation, "E-mail has taken center stage in most organizations, where it is the backbone for internal and external communications. An e-mail system is complicated to operate, given its business criticality, distributed nature and dependencies on other systems. And the business of e-mail constantly grows more complicated."
Organizations who manage email environments in-house are faced with resolving consistent challenges such as dynamic security threats, storage and backup issues, support for wireless technologies, and on-going maintenance tasks. These organizations can now expect a significant hardware investment to upgrade to Exchange 2007 due to the software's 64-bit architecture. In addition, organizations need to consider testing and deployment planning, 3rd party software certification, and training the IT administrators.
USi's Exchange 2007 services help enterprises realize the full benefits of new features and functionality more quickly because its team of experts is already trained and certified. USi services encompass all aspects of today's complex messaging environment, such as mobile messaging with support for RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Good Mobile Messaging, and Microsoft ActiveSync with Direct Push, email hygiene with support for anti-virus, anti-spam, and content filtering, geographic disaster recovery, email archiving, compliance, and eDiscovery. With over nine years of experience hosting and managing Microsoft Exchange, USi also maintains Microsoft Gold Certification for Information Worker and Advanced Infrastructure Services competencies.
"The latest version of Exchange offers advancements in the areas of worker productivity and providing access to information any place, any time," says Sudeep Trivedi, USi's Director, Product Management, Messaging and Collaboration. "While Exchange 2007 offers clear benefits, increased complexity results in high operational and opportunity costs; precious resources are tied up in mundane tasks to keep email operational, preventing them from working on initiatives that give their organization a competitive edge," adds Trivedi.
USi's Microsoft Exchange TCO Calculator
To help email administrators and IT executives better understand the cost implications of maintaining complex enterprise messaging environments USi clients and prospective clients can take advantage of USi's Microsoft Exchange TCO Calculator, developed by Osterman Research, a leading messaging and collaboration analysis firm. The tool allows user to determine if there are immediate and long-term cost benefits to outsourcing Exchange management, allowing clients to analyze the real costs of maintaining their email environments in-house versus outsourcing incorporating multiple expenditures such as server hardware and software costs, storage, firewalls, client access licenses, data center and floor space costs, labor costs, inflation, and cost of capital.
"Microsoft Exchange 2007 represents a significant step forward and brings with it a host of improvements and other benefits compared to previous versions of Exchange," says Michael Osterman, president of Osterman Research. "However, migrating to Exchange 2007 can represent challenges for any organization on a number of levels. For many organizations, using a hosted or managed service will be the best way to move to Exchange 2007 and realize its benefits."
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