Choosing the right communication tools can make a difference for your business.
For years, technology pundits have opined about the death of email. Social networks, text based messaging, and numerous cloud applications have all declared email to be "dead" or "dying." And yet the average office worker continues to spend 28% of their time in front of their email client (according to 2012 report by McKinsey Global Institute). The reason that email continues to be so important to business is that email is the one universally accepted messaging system for reaching anybody around the world. Regardless of domain names, email services vendors, or the account holder's location email is still the most reliable channel for most business communication.
But email isn't just email anymore. Business class email users want to work inside multi-function email clients across a myriad of devices. For most users this means scheduling events and tasks and sharing calendars and contacts.
Historically enterprise email and communication systems have been expensive and difficult to configure. An on premise deployment of Microsoft Exchange can cost companies as much $100,000 in server licenses, email sever licenses, user licenses, and tech support. The installation configuration and management of an Exchange Server can be difficult requiring dedicated staff. Some companies pay as much as $11-13 per user per month to get a version of Hosted Microsoft Exchange from popular vendors.
Maxwell Worthington LLC, a New Orleans' based creator enterprise computing platforms has a solution to these problems. Using the company's Expanding.pro platform companies can now deploy enterprise class communication services at reasonable cost. Expanding Communication can be set up as an on-premise solution in under an hour or a business can easily set up an Expanding.Pro hosted account. At approximately 1/10 the cost of Microsoft Exchange, Expanding.Pro provides businesses an affordable, premium solution for communication.
Expanding.Pro provides Enterprise gives administrators an easy, intuitive management interface. The package comes with enterprise email, instant messaging, shared calendars and contacts, AJAX webmail, instant messaging, video conferencing, screen sharing, file transfers, and more. Turning on or off a domain, user, or service takes minutes.
Expanding.Pro is a cross platform system that provides support across most devices, operating systems, and mail clients. With Expanding.Pro users are able to use their services on iOS, Android, Windows, Outlook, Thunderbird, Linux, Mac Mail, and more. Expanding.Pro's zero effort configuration installer on iPhone and iPad make for a painless wireless configuration experience. Every Expanding.Pro package includes a gateway for secure XMPP instant messaging, secure video conferencing and file transfers, screen sharing, and voice chat. These services can be utilized with any XMPP/Jabber compatible client and the company recommends several excellent products, most of which are free, for download to a computer or a phone.
Within companies, there will always be technical assistance challenges. No matter what corporate email system one uses, email clients can still be difficult for users manage and configure. Some companies have regulatory requirements which limit their ability to store information on public clouds or which require archiving and discovery features. Many companies are concerned about the depending on an email service from a large, impersonal provider who may not be reachable in the event of an emergency.
Maxwell Worthington addresses these issues by working with customers to help them build, configure, and manage the systems that work best for their businesses. "Our goal is to provide an easy to manage system and back it up with great customer service," says Mark Madere, Maxwell Worthington's CTO.
Having the right email, collaboration, and messaging can make a difference to your office productivity.
For those wishing to deploy Expanding.Pro a free trial is available today.