Is email running your working life?

From David Tranter, TranTech Computers

Feel like you are fighting a daily battle with email? I promise, you are not alone.
Emails are arguably as important as a phone line. However, so many businesses are running the most basic of emails systems – there is a better way. A much, much better way.

Let’s take this example.
Bob receives an email. It comes to his computer, his smartphone and his laptop. This is great – Bob can read emails from heaps of different places.
Bob’s problem, however, is he has to read the same email on his phone then his computer then his laptop. And if he sends an email from his phone he can’t see it on his computer or his laptop and vice versa.

Poor Bob – wasting time and energy, as if emails don’t suck enough of our time and energy as it is.

Solution: Microsoft Hosted Exchange, which is a part of Office 365.

By changing his email over to this system, Bob can now read emails on one device and the action happens on all devices, full synchronisation.
If Bob sends an email on his phone, he can see it in the sent items on all of his devices.
Bob’s emails have an online backup if a nasty virus attacks or his computer was to fail.
Bob can now share calendars and let other staff add appointments if required.
Bob’s contacts are now on all devices

There are other products that can do this, but in my experience – Microsoft Hosted Exchange is the best. There is plenty of info online about how to get set up on exchange, or give your IT guy a ring.