Basingstoke, UK. – Jan. 21, 2014 – As the world’s largest one-stop shop for cloud IT services and business applications, Intermedia now offers Email Archiving as a standalone service, to provide partners with a new way to introduce their customers to the cloud. Intermedia partners can now help any customer to achieve compliance for archived emails that are hosted by Microsoft Office 365, as well as for on-premise, or off-premises Microsoft Exchange; Google Mail; IBM Notes®; GroupWise; IMail; Scalix; or Zimbra environments.
By reselling standalone Email Archiving, Intermedia partners can target a much wider customer base, using Email Archiving as an introductory cloud service that can be used as a precursor to future sales of Intermedia’s integrated Office in the Cloud services.
“We’re committed to helping our partners grow their business cloud service revenues,” says Ed Macnair, Intermedia managing director, EMEA, “With standalone Email Archiving, our partners gain another way to capitalise on a high-growth market, while helping their customers to reduce business, legal, and compliance costs.”
Many email providers do not offer email archiving that enables compliance with the UK’s Data Protection Act (1998); Financial Conduct Authority and Freedom of Information Act and US regulations including ERPA, FRCP, SOC, SEC and HIPAA. This created strong market demand for Intermedia’s Email Archiving service to be offered as a standalone service, in addition to the email archiving service, which launched as an integrated option for Intemedia’s Hosted Exchange solution in Q4 2013. Following the launch of the standalone product, virtually any small or medium-sized business can easily and cost-effectively assure that every single email—as well as more than 450 types of file attachments—is archived, searchable and immediately retrievable, forever.
According to Osterman Research, businesses without email archiving can incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs if an employee deletes a critical email or if a lawsuit requires emails to be submitted as evidence within a short period of time. Intermedia’s scalable and secure solution helps customers in legal, healthcare, financial and other regulated industries, to preserve and discover critical information, mitigate litigation costs, and reduce disaster recovery and compliance risks.
Intermedia’s Email Archiving solution offers a number of unique benefits beyond preservation and compliance. It offers true linear scalability that protects customers from overpaying or under-provisioning, by allowing them to incrementally increase costs on a per-user basis. Additionally, its technology allows for rapid onboarding as well as easy-to-use search-and-retrieve functionality. With eight data copies spread across multiple data centres, Intermedia stores twice the number of data copies compared to other solutions.
As with all Intermedia services, partners manage Email Archiving from their Partner Portal: a single point of control that reduces the cost and complexity of managing multiple solutions to make partners more efficient and more profitable.
Intermedia is the world’s largest one-stop shop for cloud IT services and business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ delivers the essential services that SMBs need to do business – including hosted Exchange, Hosted PBX, SecuriSync file sync and share, security, mobility and more.
All of Intermedia’s services are pre-integrated for a seamless user experience. They are all managed via Intermedia’s HostPilot® control panel, with just one login, one password, one bill and one source of support – creating tremendous cross-service efficiencies for both users and IT administrators. In addition, they all offer enterprise-grade security, 99.999% availability and 24/7 customer care to assure a worry-free experience.
Founded in 1995, Intermedia was the first to offer hosted Microsoft Exchange. With 90,000 customers and 750,000 users, it is the world’s largest provider of hosted Exchange, outside of Microsoft itself.
Intermedia also enables over 13,500 channel partners – including VARs, MSPs, telcos and cable companies – to sell cloud services under their own brand, with full control over billing, pricing and every other element of their customer relationships.
Intermedia’s 600 employees in 3 countries manage 10 data centres to power its Office in the Cloud – and to assure its famous worry-free experience. Learn more at Intermedia.co.uk.