Intermedia, the leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider specializing in messaging and collaboration solutions, today announced a new set of Exchange Hosting plans designed specifically for entrepreneurial ventures. The plans combine a single Microsoft Exchange/Outlook mailbox with wireless synchronization for a BlackBerry™ smartphone, Apple iPhone or Windows Mobile device.
Within the current economic downturn, Intermedia has seen a growing number of experienced professionals leaving their former careers to leverage their skills in new consultancy practices or other entpreneurial ventures. After relying heavily on the collaborative and wireless functionality of Microsoft Exchange in previous jobs, these new entrepreneurs want the same for their new businesses. Intermedia's new plans cater exclusively to this need and in turn help these new businesses thrive.
"For small and new businesses, email is often the first line of communication with customers and therefore highly critical to growth and success," said Danny Essner, Director of Marketing for Intermedia. "The need for constant uptime and instant wireless access to email and data is punctuated for businesses starting up in a struggling economy and we are happy to lend to their success."
"Having worked at multiple Fortune 500 companies, most recently as general counsel, I wanted, for my own new business, the same full collaboration and BlackBerry functionality that I was used to," said Joseph Schohl, President of GeneralCounselWest, a California-based new business that provides legal and consulting services to General Counsels and other Senior Executives. "Intermedia's one-mailbox plan was the perfect solution - I get all of the features I want without having to overspend for users I don't yet have. It allows me to be highly responsive to my clients in a competitive environment."
For only $20 per month, users will have access to one hosted Exchange mailbox with BlackBerry wireless synchronization. For iPhone and Windows Mobile users, plans cost $15 per month and come with one hosted Exchange mailbox with Exchange ActiveSync wireless synchronization. All plans are backed by Intermedia's 99.999% uptime guarantee and include 24x7x365 support.