We have had several requests recently about Exchange Hosting and other online collaboration tools for the office. For some, they just want their Outlook available from home. Others want to be able to share files with the sales team.
We are looking at several solutions. Of course, we need to offer the Microsoft Exchange service, with Sharepoint and Outlook Web Access (OWA). But, we want to be able to offer alternatives to Microsoft.
There is nothing wrong with the Microsoft solution, especially since most people are used to the interface. For most, it is probably the best solution, even if it can get a bit pricey.
For others, they may want an effective alternative, saving possibly 50% with the same features as a Hosted Exchange service.
The important thing is choice.
Now, we just have to choose reliable service providers to partner up with. Soon. Very Soon.