MWeb Business has added Microsoft Hosted Exchange to its range of Internet-based solutions. This is the first product to be launched in the company’s suite of hosted messaging and collaboration tools, while it is the only service provider to offer a standard 2Gb mailbox with this offering.
Hosted Exchange delivers all the inherent features and benefits of Microsoft Exchange 2007, without the initial capital outlay.
By launching Microsoft Exchange in a hosted format, MWeb Business opens doors for companies who previously, due to cost considerations did not have access to the Microsoft Exchange platform and brings relief to those who are currently using an older version of Exchange but were putting off upgrading to the 2007 version because of the associated upgrade costs. By migrating to Hosted Exchange, these companies can benefit from cost saving by not having to upgrade.
By eliminating a large up-front customer investment MWeb Business is able to provide an offering that caters to this segment. The service is completely scaleable, allowing customers to scale up or down on their service requirements according to the needs of their business.
The service is hosted in the secure environment of MWeb Business’ world class data centre, which is equipped with a fully redundant power supply and cooling systems. Furthermore, the company has extensive service hosting experience and hosts the biggest e-commerce platform in the country. Customers also have access to MWeb Business’ 24 hour technical support team.
Herman Jansen van Rensburg, head of product management & development at MWeb Business, says: “We are excited to offer this technology solution to the market – we have been working extensively with Microsoft over the past few years to develop it and we are confident that it will meet the needs of the market.”
“We are seeing more and more South African businesses seeking affordable technology solutions that will add value to their operations and increase their profits."
Sean Oglesby, hosting lead at Microsoft SA, adds: “We will be working closely with MWeb Business in the future to develop more solutions tailored for the needs of the business market. This product is one of the first we will be offering through MWeb. This partnership enables MWeb Business to always provide the latest Microsoft features and functionalities as soon as Microsoft makes them available.”