Recent Intermedia Press Coverage
Below is a selection of recent press coverage regarding Intermedia:
TMCNet: Intermedia Introduces Hosted Exchange 2010 and 2007 Support for Apple’s iPad – Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today announced that its hosted Exchange services (including Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007) are available on Apple’s newly launched iPad. Using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Intermedia will support the iPad in the same manner that it currently supports iPhones and other smartphones such as the Google Nexus One, Motorola Droid, Palm Treo, Motorola Q, T-Mobile Dash and the Samsung Blackjack. Users can now take advantage of the same enterprise-grade Exchange services on the iPad that they expect in the office…
The Green IT Review: Intermedia helps small companies with green communications – Earth day is a good time to promote energy saving solutions and hosted communications company Intermedia has taken the opportunity. The company has released some estimates of how small businesses can reduce their carbon footprints and save money by outsourcing their communications technology:
• Osterman Research has calculated that in addition to reduced costs for on-site servers and staffing costs, about $870 per server each year can be saved from lower power consumption alone.
• Intermedia also claims it can power 240 mailboxes using the power and equipment resources equivalent to one computer server, whereas an in-house, business critical solution would require four to eight servers.
Jonathan McCormick, COO of Intermedia said that “Outsourcing communications technology and using hosted providers can help businesses reduce costs, replace big hardware expenses with predictable monthly bills, and cut back on power consumption. These same services also help businesses operate remote workforces with less travel, further reducing energy consumption and costs. It’s a start.”
Hosted communications certainly ticks a lot of boxes for small businesses and I’ve no doubt has received a boost during the economic slowdown as companies have looked to fixed cost solutions. Communications complexity is growing, but so are the potential benefits in other parts of the business, so you can see the potential appeal. The economies of scale of outsourcing also mean that it’s usually a greener solution. As in so much of ICT the green aspect is really at the bottom of the list of priorities, but that doesn’t make it any the less a climate-saving alternative…