Intermedia Helps Ike-Affected Businesses With Free Business Continuity Email Services
Six weeks of free business email services help businesses continue to operate while recovering affected on-premise servers
New York, NY (September 16, 2008) - Intermedia, the leading provider of business email and collaboration Software as a Service, today announced a special free business email program for businesses affected by Hurricane Ike. Designed to help those businesses whose offices and on-premise messaging solutions have been disrupted by the storm, Intermedia’s program enables them to continue critical communication with customers, vendors and partners in order to keep their businesses running. This free business email continuity program comes in addition to the donation Intermedia has already made to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund.
“Everyone is trying to help those impacted by the hurricane in Texas any way they can,” said Intermedia CEO Serguei Sofinski. “Intermedia can help the affected business community with free business email services that will help keep their business in operation, even if their work location has been damaged or destroyed.” According to Osterman Research, one in five organizations believes a single major email outage could result in revenue losses of up to $500,000. Management consulting firm Eagle Rock Alliance estimates that a as many as 40 percent of companies that go more than 24 hours without access to their data go out of business. Intermedia hopes it can reduce or eliminate this threat for many businesses affected by the hurricane.
Intermedia is offering small business and enterprise versions of its Microsoft Exchange 2007-based hosted email solution for free to businesses affected by the hurricane. Businesses can use these fully functional, robust email systems that all Intermedia customers enjoy with their own, existing domains, free of charge, from now through October 31. All users need is an Internet connection and a Web browser. Businesses can learn more about the program, including qualification requirements, and sign up at www.intermedia.net/ike