IS announces live Hosted Exchange 2003 solution

Internet Solutions Pty. Ltd. (IS) has released IS Hosted Exchange 2003, the new version of the e-mail infrastructure service from its Business Gateway division. Hosted Exchange 2003 aims to bring more flexibility and user productivity than the previous version.

"Users can now access a fully collaborative platform that brings them significant productivity gains, reductions in total cost of ownership all in a highly cost-effective package," says Business Gateway GM, Alison Vorster.

Hosted Exchange 2003 is fully vetted by Microsoft, and is said to be suitable for business from large corporate systems to desktops.

As the solution is offered as an outsourced, fully hosted and managed service from IS, customers only pay for the functionality that they need, she adds.

Options are said to include Web mail, calendars, corporate Web access and fully functional Outlook access.

IS has added several features not available in the standard MS Exchange -- these include an admin interface that offers companies the ability to create reports, add and delete users, change user functionality at a granular level, change passwords and create and change distribution lists (aliases), the company adds.

"We have ensured that our existing Hosted Exchange users can upgrade easily," says Vorster, "and that our other solutions such as ISFAX and Business Gateway Connect plug in seamlessly. Our end-user support is included in the cost, and is offered as a direct support service. We wanted to be sure we could present solutions that fit the customers' needs and have worked closely with them to achieve that. We believe that customers need some self-administered flexibility in this type of solution -- they do not want to be constantly asking their hosting service provider for small changes to their e-mail service. It is time-consuming for everyone, costs money and is not productive."

Hosted Exchange 2003 from IS Business Gateway aims to bring a flexible, powerful solution to businesses. It is designed to provide small to large companies with a solution that will grow with them, and has predictable costs, without ICT risk or capital expenditure.

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