Microsoft Exchange White Papers from Hosted Exchange Provider
Further Distinctions Include Earning TWO Microsoft Competencies
Albertson, NY, (May 27, 2008) - Exchange My Mail Inc. today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in Networking Infrastructure Solutions and Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, recognizing Exchange My Mail’s expertise in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Exchange My Mail has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs.
gold_partner_rgbExchange My Mail, Inc ®, provides hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007 and Windows SharePoint services 3.0 to thousands of customers. Achieving Microsoft Gold certification further demonstrates our commitment to achieving highly available systems that our customers deserve and expect.
“Exchange My Mail is extremely excited to be among an elite group of Microsoft Gold Certified Partners; this achievement demonstrates our commitment to continue working closely with Microsoft..” says David Grantz, CIO at Exchange My Mail, Inc.
As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Exchange My Mail had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities within specific Microsoft technologies. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.
• Advanced Infrastructure Solutions: The Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency is designed for partners with proven expertise in designing and/or implementing complex infrastructure solutions such as Hosted Microsoft Exchange. Because customers are increasingly seeking higher availability and uptime, more often they have been looking to work with partners that have the dedication, devotion and expertise to pass this kind of certification. Specializations within the competency are Active Directory and Identity Management, Exchange Migration and Deployment, Hosting Solutions, System Management and Storage Solutions.
• Networking Infrastructure Solutions: Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proved their expertise in implementing technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server operating system, with a particular focus on Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. These implementations may include crafting solutions that connect Windows-based servers, PC locations and the Internet; installing a server farm; or building a small-business Windows Server stand-alone solution that includes file and print capabilities.
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful.
For more information about Exchange My Mail products, visit: http://www.exchangemymail.com
About Exchange My Mail
Exchange My Mail offers hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007, and Windows SharePoint services. Exchange My Mail Inc. is based out of Albertson, NY and operates in a secure Tier3 Data Center and Network Operation Center (NOC). This facility is fully N+1 redundant. Their Data Center achieved SAS 70 Type II compliance, assuring customers of their ability to fulfill HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements for their IT infrastructure.
For more information, call +1.888.608.6245, email [email protected] , or visit www.ExchangeMyMail.com.
Simply Mail Solutions customers leverage infrastructure and expertise
Warrington, Monday May 19th, 2008. ?Simply Mail Solutions has reported strong growth and on-going interest in customised servers being hosted for its users. SMS is an email hosting specialist and is finding that although its main business is shared hosting of MS Exchange and other email servers the interest in dedicated email servers and servers being set for a range of other applications is strong.
SMS is setting standards for the hosting industry in a number of ways:
? Two independent high quality Data Centres
? Use of high availability data storage from leading supplier
? VMware server clusters.
All of these facilities plus SMS?s high level of expertise can be leveraged by customers for their own specialist server requirements.
Examples of non-email servers recently set up include (some LINUX and some Windows):
File finder Database
FTP server for document retrieval
Commented Colin Smith, Managing Director ?This demand initially came as a surprise but it obviously reflects a need in the market place where IT managers in all sizes of business are thinking twice about installing their own custom servers. They are concerned about the infrastructure costs for a small number of servers, costs to run with very high up-time and of course the on-going costs of maintenance such as updating the software.?
SMS offers the following email servers: SMS NexGen a powerful POP3/IMAP option, MS Exchange, and Zimbra CS plus Windows Mobile 5/6 and BlackBerry support with full push email/calendars/contacts/tasks. These are complimented by anti-spam, anti-virus, domain registration and web hosting options.? Larger users go for dedicated rather than shared hosting.
www.simplymailsolutions.com or email [email protected]
TORRANCE, Calif., May 15, 2008 - LiveOffice, a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS),email hosting, email archiving and email continuity solutions, today announced the appointment of Nick Mehta as CEO. Mehta, who joined the LiveOffice board in January 2008, succeeds company Cofounder Alexander Rusich as CEO. Rusich will continue as chairman of the board and assume the new role of chief visionary officer (CVO), overseeing the company’s long-term strategy and technology development. LiveOffice Cofounder Matt Smith remains as president and chief operating officer (COO).
“Given his wealth of experience, we are thrilled to have Nick join the executive team and are confident that he will play a pivotal role in LiveOffice’s expansion into new markets,” said Rusich. “Nick’s extraordinary energy, keen understanding of the messaging industry and commitment to continuing the company’s strong operating performance are all highly critical to our long-term success.”
For the better part of the last decade Mehta built his reputation in the email and messaging space, holding senior operating roles for public and private companies in the enterprise and consumer technology markets. He spent more than five years at Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) and Veritas Software Corporation (acquired by Symantec in 2005), where he served as vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Vault (formerly KVS) information archiving and discovery software business from its acquisition in 2004 until 2007. During this time, the business grew from $23 million in annual sales to over $200 million and received recognition from ESG, Gartner, Forrester, IDC and Radicati as being the leading product in the “on-premise” email archiving market.
“LiveOffice provided me with a tremendous opportunity to join a fast growing and profitable software-as-a-service (SaaS) company in the messaging industry that I’m so passionate about,” said Mehta. “I appreciate the capital cost and complexity inherent in even the best of onsite solutions, particularly for organizations with limited IT resources. I am a big believer that the SaaS model will become prevalent in messaging, as we have seen in other software categories.”
According to Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) research, organizations will archive more than 8,000 petabytes of email data between now and 2010. “This capacity is phenomenal, especially given that email archive solutions are only used by 35% of organizations,” said ESG Senior Analyst Brian Babineau. “This indicates to me that the market is ripe for innovative archiving solutions, especially for small to midsize enterprises that need a managed services approach to reap the benefits of lower storage costs, improved compliance processes and enhanced litigation readiness. This is where a company like LiveOffice comes into play, because they are well positioned to deliver the value of email archiving without requiring IT departments to buy, install, configure and maintain on-premise software solutions.” Babineau added, “Given his success in the on-premise archiving market, Nick’s decision to join LiveOffice validates that there is a huge opportunity for managed service providers.”
Prior to his role as general manager of Symantec’s Enterprise Vault, Mehta held other positions leading product management for all email-related businesses at Symantec and previously for CommandCentral, a suite of storage management solutions. Prior to Veritas, he ran product management at XDegrees, a venture-funded storage software startup that was acquired by Microsoft. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Sciences and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.
Visit Mehta’s blog on the email and messaging industry at http://blog.liveoffice.com.
Award Recognizes the 100 “Most Promising” Companies Driving the Future of Technology
GULF BREEZE, FL, May 15, 2008 – AppRiver LLC (www.appriver.com), a leading provider of email messaging solutions, has been selected as one of the Red Herring 100, the most innovative private technology companies based in North America. The Red Herring editorial board selected AppRiver as one of 100 winners from a pool of more than 1,500 applicants. Nominees were closely evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their ecosystem.
“We can see the exciting evolution of the technology sector reflected in the quality and variety of exceptional companies that we had to choose from in putting our list together,” said Joel Dreyfuss, editor-in-chief of Red Herring. “It was tough to choose just 100 winners from such a large list of excellent contenders, and we are very happy with the quality of the companies we selected as finalists.”
The 100 winning companies were announced today at the Red Herring North America event in San Jose, California, where the CEOs of the winning startups have been presenting their innovative ideas and technologies to an audience of leading entrepreneurs, financiers, and corporate strategists all week.
“We are pleased to be among the high-tech industry leaders and innovators represented by the Red Herring 100,” said Michael Murdoch, CEO and co-founder of AppRiver. “We got here by anticipating our customers’ needs and providing them with cost-effective on-demand solutions. That will remain our primary focus in the years ahead.”
Founded in April 2002, AppRiver – based in Gulf Breeze, Florida – is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider offering secure messaging solutions to businesses of all sizes. In addition to spam and virus protection, the company provides a complete managed service for Microsoft Exchange. With more than 30,000 customers around the world – and an impressive 97% customer retention rate since its inception – AppRiver is one of the largest email security managed service providers worldwide. In 2006, Red Herring magazine named AppRiver one of 10 private security companies to watch, and more recently the company was named to CRN Magazine’s 2007 Emerging Tech Dynamos list. For more information, visit www.appriver.com.
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Herndon, Virginia, May 15, 2008 - Apptix (OSE:APP), the premier provider of ondemand business communications services for small and medium businesses, today announced that it has appointed John Kersse as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective immediately.
Most recently, Mr. Kersse was Senior Vice President, Technology Services with Network Solutions LLC, a leader in the Web hosting and domain name industry, where he directed the activities of computer operations, technical support, software quality management, enterprise management, corporate architecture, project management, and network operations. Prior to Network Solutions, Kersse held similar senior management positions with VeriSign, Inc., PSINet, Inc., and The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.
“In keeping with Apptix’s stated objective of driving operational efficiencies and excellence throughout its business, we are pleased to add to the management team someone with John’s breadth and depth of experience in technology operations,” said David Ehrhardt, CEO of Apptix. “John’s proven experience in architecting, managing, and growing complex, high-volume technology operations will be invaluable in defining and leading the Apptix technology strategy.”
Apptix (OSE: APP), founded in 1997, is a premier provider of on-demand email, voice and collaboration solutions to over 192,000 subscribers across more than 18,700 organizations worldwide. Its on-demand hosted services include Hosted Microsoft Exchange, Hosted VoIP, Hosted Microsoft SharePoint, Mobile Messaging, and Archiving & Compliance, providing small and medium-sized businesses with a reliable, secure and cost-effective alternative to purchasing and managing software applications in-house. IBM, Fujitsu, Bell Canada, SAVVIS and others have selected Apptix to provide ondemand services to their customers. Apptix is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Hosting and Application Services. Apptix’s brands include www.ASP-One.com, www.MailStreet.com, and www.Mi8.com, which provide Exchange and VoIP Hosting and essential add-on services, and www.SharePointSite.com, which provides Hosted SharePoint. The company is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with additional locations across the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.apptix.com.
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Orlando, FL – Wireless Enterprise Symposium 2008 – Exchange My Mail®, an emerging leader in the hosted Microsoft® Exchange email market, is proud to announce they have become a BlackBerry® Systems Integrator Alliance Member in order to enhance its current offering of hosted BlackBerry® Enterprise Server from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM).
“In our commitment to providing BlackBerry Enterprise Server as a hosted service, we could not be more thrilled to become a member of the BlackBerry System Integrator Alliance Program. Exchange My Mail® prides itself on its full support of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution, and becoming a BlackBerry SI Alliance Member can only strengthen our support capabilities,” said Steven Daneshgar COO of Exchange My Mail, Inc.
Users at small to medium size businesses can now take advantage of the hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Solution offering at an affordable cost. With Exchange My Mail’s hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007 email service and hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server it is now even easier for individuals and business to stay in contact. Exchange My Mail has single user plans as well as multi-user plans, to accommodate everybody including the “lone” road warrior” who wishes to take advantage of enhanced email and wireless services.
About Exchange My Mail®
As a full service provider of Microsoft Exchange e-mail hosting services, Exchange My Mail provides custom yet flexible solutions designed for any size business, from the single user to large scale operations. Exchange My Mail’s only business is in Microsoft Exchange email hosting and related services, such as hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server, SharePoint and email archiving.
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As Mac enters mainstream business use, Intermedia will give a free copy of Entourage 2008 to all customers
New York, NY (May 8, 2008) - Intermedia, the worldwide leader in business email services, is the world’s first company to offer Microsoft Entourage 2008 as a free download. Customers of Intermedia’s hosted Exchange 2007 service can now download a copy of the software free of charge for all Mac users.
The Intermedia offering is the first and only on the market that provides Mac users with the powerful benefits of Entourage 2008 integrated with hosted Exchange 2007. Commonly referred to as “Outlook for Macs”, Entourage 2008 allows Intermedia customers to synchronize their email, calendars and contacts between their hosted email account and their Mac computers.
“Entourage 2008 offers Mac users many key benefits, especially for customers who will be using it in a business environment with our hosted Exchange email service,” said Irina Shamkova, Intermedia’s senior product manager for email services. “Designed for the Intel-based Macs, the 2008 version is significantly faster than previous Entourage versions and offers better integration with Exchange for scheduling and ‘Out of Office’ reply management.”
Kawika Holbrook, IT director for Sterling Communications, was eager to install the software on Macs throughout the public relations agency. “We’re thrilled to be able to use Entourage 2008 with our Intermedia-hosted Exchange mailboxes,” he said. “Apple products and Exchange are critical to our business. We appreciate Intermedia’s commitment to supporting both platforms.”
The availability of Entourage 2008 is part of Intermedia’s larger strategy to make its hosted software offerings available to users of Apple products. In addition to already offering secure IMAP access to email on the iPhone and iPod touch, Intermedia is preparing to provide true iPhone synchronization with Exchange through ActiveSync™ when Apple releases the necessary phone update next month.
“Apple products are in much greater use in the business world than just a few years earlier, especially among small and medium businesses”, said Danny Essner, Intermedia’s director of marketing. “Our goal is to provide customers with the freedom of choice to access our services from the platforms and devices of their choosing, whether it’s a Mac, an iPhone, an iPod or anything else.”
Entourage 2008 is available for immediate download for free to all of Intermedia’s hosted Exchange email customers through its award-winning HostPilot™ control panel. To learn more about Intermedia’s hosted Exchange services, please visit www.intermedia.net.
May 8, 2008 – Managed hosting and dedicated service provider Fpweb.net (www.fpweb.net) now offers Total Care Support. Total Care Support is a new service designed for Fpweb.net dedicated customers to ensure a fully managed solution.
Dedicated customers who sign up for this service will receive 24/7 hardware monitoring and alerting, including critical services. Frontpages will also provide monthly reporting of critical hardware thresholds, including disk space, CPU and memory. In addition, Total Care ensures controlled patching, with critical security patches applied within 72 hours of release. Standard patches will be applied as requested or within 14 days of release. In order to guarantee safety of the customer’s solution, however, patch application may be delayed based upon patch testing results in the test lab environment.
“Through the promise of a fully managed solution, Total Care Support provides the customer with the sense of security they require,” said Rob LaMear, Frontpages’ President. “Our hope is that by eliminating the need to worry, the customer can fully focus all resources on their core business and, thus, become more successful.” Customers looking for a fully managed dedicated server solution should consider Frontpages’ Total Care Support. For more information, send an email to [email protected]
Frontpages Web Hosting Network is a leader in providing managed web hosting services for SharePoint, Exchange, CRM, SQL and dedicated server solutions to customers around the world. As one of the largest independent, U.S.-owned, managed hosting providers today, they serve companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to the SME (small and medium-enterprise) market.
DES MOINES, Iowa, May 6, 2008 — LightEdge Solutions, a leading provider of managed business services, today announced the general availability of its hosted service for the BlackBerry solution that extends the deliverability of LightEdge’s Hosted Microsoft Exchange service. The service will allow organizations utilizing the LightEdge Hosted Exchange environment to securely send and receive data using LightEdge’s new-hosted BlackBerry® Enterprise Server offering.
Customers utilizing the hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server offering from LightEdge will be able to conveniently access their Hosted Exchange environment including e-mail, attachments, tasks, notes and calendar events, at any time from anywhere. Any changes, updates or deletions made from a BlackBerry smartphone will be updated immediately and synchronized with the Hosted Exchange server, resulting in an integrated extension of the productivity tools used in the office.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server provides a bridge between an organization’s secure internal environment and BlackBerry smartphones. All messages and data exchanged between BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry smartphones are encrypted using 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Additional security is provided through IT policies that include password protecting the handset, resetting passwords, enabling lockouts after a specified period of idle time and performing remote locks or data wipes if the device is lost or stolen.
“With the pace of business today, mobile communication is becoming a necessity for businesses of all sizes, however it has been too expensive and time-consuming for businesses with no internal IT resources to deploy a truly scalable and secure internal platform,” said Jim Masterson, chairman and CEO of LightEdge Solutions. “By integrating a BlackBerry Enterprise Server with our existing Microsoft Exchange environment we can now offer our customers a hosted solution that provides the best of all worlds – a communication package that allows employees to be productive both in and out of the office, while ensuring the security and integrity of valuable business information.”
BlackBerry Enterprise Server integration is just one of the many ways that LightEdge Solutions is continuing to fulfill the vision of integrating the technologies related to voice, data and IT to better meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. The company’s 2008 launch plan includes several other new hosted and managed services that will help business owners increase productivity, improve accessibility and reduce costs without time-consuming and expensive internal IT work.
About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions empowers businesses to be productive, mobile and effective with managed voice and data services delivered through a multi-homed, Cisco Powered Network data center environment. By out-tasking voice, data and IT services, small and medium-sized businesses are able to realize unparalleled scalability and reliability with a lower total cost of ownership and reduced administration. LightEdge Solutions® is a registered trademark of LightEdge Solutions, Inc. For more information, visit www.lightedge.com.
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