While many businesses are hosting their email in hosted email servers (not on premise servers) many are choosing to host their email on premise, in their offices.
Whichever solution you choose here are a few things to look for in your email server:
1. Ensure your email server is secure from hackers and spam. Part of this includes properly configuring the server and it also takes ensuring that the email server provider has created the server, from the ground up, to be secure.
2. Ensure easy and full feature remote access to all email on a variety of devices.
3. Ensure relative easy integration with 3rd party calendar or contact systems you might want to use.
4. If your company is likely to grow in the coming months or years ensure your email server can grow with you. Maybe it handles 10 users just fine, but does it slow down and crumble at 50 users?
If you would like to consider an on premise email solution, one to consider is Kerio. I’ve used Kerio for a number of years (in another life) and the support is awesome and it works quite well.
Kevin Klein, founder and CEO, 318 Inc., a Santa Monica, California-based technology solutions company and a Kerio Preferred Partner, said that Kerio significantly lowers the licensing costs of Exchange and has better deployment options than Google.
Kerio recently updated it’s email platform and some of the new features include:
Ready for Apple iOS
Simplifies and speeds up the setup of iOS devices with a new Configuration Profile for easy set-up of Mail, Contacts and Calendars. Those using iOS 5 with the new iPhone 4S or iPad will take advantage of new calendaring, task synchronization and encryption features.
Kerio Outlook Connector for 64-bit Microsoft Outlook
Users who prefer Microsoft Outlook as their default email and calendar client can confidently use 64-bit versions of both Outlook and Microsoft Office with the new Kerio Outlook Connector.
Encrypted email simplified
Kerio Connect has greatly simplified the process of sending encrypted email from desktop email clients or smartphones. Users no longer need to exchange public encryption keys to send an encrypted or digitally signed email.