(The Hosting News) – 1&1 Internet Ltd, www.1and1.co.uk, a global leader amongst web hosting providers, today become one of the first providers globally to offer a business-class email package based on Microsoft Exchange 2013. The specifications have been designed to help SMEs drive most value from email communication. Priced at £6.99/month+VAT per account, the new 1&1 Microsoft Exchange 2013 delivers 25GB capacity, the latest version Outlook 2013, fully featured remote access to emails, mobile synchronisation, as well as 1&1’s industry-leading levels of uptime, security, anti-spam and anti-virus protection.
Email volumes worldwide continue to increase as more public and private sector organisations switch from offline to online correspondence. As a result, consumer expectations have also risen around how timely and professional small businesses handle emails. With this in mind, 1&1’s latest hosted email package offers the very latest features for accessing, processing and archiving emails swiftly both in a desktop and mobile environment.
The new 1&1 Microsoft Exchange 2013 package builds upon 1&1’s previous popular version with new functionalities across important areas of use. Priced at £6.99/month+VAT per account, users receive 25 GB mailbox quota, customisable email via 1 free domain name, better team-working with sharable contacts, calendars and tasks, synchronised mobile email via Outlook Web Access (OWA) with touch optimisation for tablets and smartphone devices, and offline access to email messages using OWA caching. The new version offers excellent integration of other MS Office applications and a highly intuitive user-interface.
All email data is stored in 1&1’s own highly secure data centres, and users benefit from 1&1’s expert levels of uptime, security, anti-spam and anti-virus protection. 1&1’s global backbone ensures that Microsoft Exchange packages offer high speed and robustness in sending and receiving business emails. 1&1 Microsoft Exchange 2013 uses a ‘cloud-based’ model meaning that users can scale their mailboxes up or down on a monthly basis with no lengthy contract, allowing them to adapt their requirements to workload or organisational needs, and only pay for what they need.
Whilst most companies today realise the value of business email, research shows that many SMEs are still using outdated email clients, and on-premise solutions at more risk to data loss. 1&1 advises all types of business to examine how their daily use of email is developing in relation to their business needs, and whether greater efficiency could help improve their bottom line. Many UK firms could benefit from hosted email packages capable of enhancing email accessibility, email handling, and the level of security available to them.
Since 2000, 1&1 has been at the forefront of promoting and driving the use of web-based technologies for UK small businesses. Having managed many thousands of Microsoft Exchange email packages, 1&1 leverages its global scale to deliver a high quality service to its customers. The company currently holds almost 12 million customer contracts worldwide and manages over 11 million domain names. For more information visit the website at www.1and1.co.uk