In-house vs. Outsourcing Email
Switching your email from an in-house solution to a fully
managed, outsourced email solution is certainly a lot easier than
you may think. At Cobweb we make the switch as easy as possible,
with no interruptions or loss of data and before you know it you’ll
be up and running with a reliable hosted email solution that just
works. We can even manage your entire email migration for (from
almost any existing email system) for a small per-user fee.
If you need further support once you’re up and running, our 24/7
UK based support team are just an email or phone call away. With
email outsourcing from Cobweb your business instantly achieves many
Expenditure and Predictable monthly costs
Choosing to move to an outsourced email solution gives you the
flexibility to manage your costs without having the initial upfront
investment required from an in-house solution. You only pay for the
resources you use; giving monthly predictable costs, from as little
as £3.59 per user, per month.
Research shows* that the average spend per user on an in-house
managed solution is estimated to be £1000 per user, per annum. With
a hosted email solution you would pay
less than £45 per user, per annum.
Certified Data and Security Integrity with PCI
Cobweb ensures security and privacy of your data by being
accredited with ISO27001 certification
across this business. This is a globally recognised standard for
information security, and the entire business is re-audited on an
annual basis to maintain this accreditation. You can therefore be
confident that your data is safe and will always be available to
you, and only you, reducing business risk. Our hosted email
solution protects you from the ever changing threat of viruses,
other malware and phishing scams. We have partnered with
Symantec.cloud to provide a 100% no virus guarantee for all users
of the service.
more expensive upgrades
Cobweb constantly invest in new technologies and will upgrade
the underlying technology as part of the service when it becomes
available, providing your business with the latest and greatest
tools to empower your employees without the on-going investment
costs required from an in-house infrastructure. This means your
monthly cost coverall all the upgrade, maintenance and development
costs that would typically be extra if trying to do this in-house.
Ultimately this means less stress for you and your users, you have
a reliable service with an easy to forecast cost and always
benefitting from the latest technology updates.
With over 15 years’ experience, our expert team are available
24/7 to help you when you need it. Whether you are without an IT
department or require an extension to your IT department, we help
can with everything from setting up of your new mailboxes,
redirecting your e mail to helping you configure all your PCs and
devices. This is ideal for companies with remote users across
different time zones, or users that just need attention outside
your own core operating hours.
With over 5,000 business email
customers you can rely on us to ensure your services are reliable
and available. With a 99.96% platform uptime in 2012 you can be
confident the technology will work for you when you need it. Cobweb
have three tier 3+ data centres all based within the UK, each
geographically positioned to mitigate potential risk. There are no
single points of failure within the system, and the entire system
is monitored 24/7 by our in-house network operations team (NOC).
The Live-Live configuration of the Exchange 2013 service means that
there are at least five copies of your mailbox over two data
centres at any one time.
With a pay-as-you go monthly scheme and no upfront investment
costs you can quickly and easily scale to suit your business –
paying only for what you need. This is ideal if your business is
seasonal, or you regularly have staff on short-term contracts,
because you only add the users to system when you need them – and
with the simple-to-use Cobweb Control Panel you don’t even need to
be a technical IT person to add people either.
As well as reducing the cost of ownership for your IT systems,
Cobweb’s services can also help you reduce the amount of energy
your business consumes. Cobweb’s shared platforms provide optimal
use of power, meaning you reduce the amount of electricity
extension to your IT department
Managing an in-house server can be time consuming and if
database limits are exceeded, staff can experience hours of
downtime in order to get it back up and running. This overtime can
become inefficient and prevent people from performing their roles.
With Cobweb’s outsourced email solution you can free up your IT
team to focus on the more strategic IT needs of your business and
remove any concerns you may have with limited resources.
Do your research before you switch…
To help get you started we have a free download giving you the
right questions to ask a prospective supplier
Read more about Innocent Drinks and their decision to move from
in-house to outsourcing
* Source Rich Cannon, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference,
New Orleans, July 2009.