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LightEdge Launches Hosted Microsoft Exchange and Mobility Access Services
Hosted offering gives small and medium-sized businesses access to mobile communication and collaboration services through a cost-effective Scale-on-Demand model
DES MOINES, IA, October 7, 2008 – LightEdge Solutions, the leading hosted services partner dedicated to the full breadth of communications and IT needs for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), announced today the launch of a new Hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007 platform. This fully redundant platform will enable SMBs to implement a mobile Exchange environment for their employees in a simple, hosted scale-on-demand model rather than an expensive and time-consuming on-premise implementation.
Microsoft Exchange, the dominant application for delivering corporate e-mail, personal and corporate calendars, task lists and contacts in enterprise settings, has been deemed too difficult and too expensive for most small businesses. This offering from LightEdge levels the playing field for the SMB by giving businesses of all sizes access to the communication and productivity tools in Microsoft Exchange in a monthly, “per-mailbox” fee structure that emphasizes the benefits of the service rather than owning and depreciating corporate infrastructure.
“We think that the timing of this offering couldn’t be more perfect,” said Jim Masterson, chairman and CEO of LightEdge Solutions. “Businesses fully understand the benefits of Exchange and access to Exchange from mobile phone, but the present economy is forcing business owners to rethink capital purchases. Given the instability in the market, Hosted Exchange really is the best option for businesses that are either ready to adopt Exchange or migrate from a legacy in-house implementation.”
Hosted Exchange customers can utilize the features of Exchange over their corporate network using Outlook 2007, securely over the Internet with Outlook Web Access or on a mobile device through BlackBerry Mobility Services or Microsoft ActiveSync. This anytime, anywhere access allows busy employees to feel connected wherever they roam during their business day and after-hours.
LightEdge is currently offering three services levels including a simplified Outlook Web Access level, as well as 2 GB and 4 GB Full Exchange seats. Customer can learn more and sign-up for a free 30-day trial by visiting http:www.lightedge.com/exchange.
About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions is the only hosted services partner fully dedicated to providing the breadth of communications and IT services to small and medium-sized businesses looking for a better way to focus on their core business, not the technology that supports it. For more information, visit www.lightedge.com.
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