For over a decade our small business customers have been happy with a few hundred MegaBytes of webspace and a number of POP3 email accounts.
Recently, however, our clients have been asking for more from their email accounts. With the rise of the smartphone (61% of UK phone owners have a smartphone and hence email capabilities) and the tablet (and the “phablet” if you want to include those oversized phone/tablets and use a ridiculous portmanteau) the old POP account just doesn’t cut it any more.
Searching for email service providers has been a lengthy task for us here at 22i design and, quite frankly, 99% of the services have just not met the requirements of our customers. 2GB of email is not enough for the client who wants to migrate over ten years of email so we’ve come up with a new 25GB IMAP account.
Now our clients are securely accessing their email from iPhones, iPads and multiple desktops and all with the same functionality that they were used to with their Mac Mail, Outlook and Thunderbird accounts.
We do still offer Google Apps for Business, which does offer 25GB of email and all the bells & whistles of calendar sharing etc but we found that the GMAIL method of “labelling” email was a problem for our clients with years and gigabytes worth of legacy email.
So, if you can’t afford a Microsoft Exchange server and you don’t want Gmail, but you DO want a secure, reliable and cost-effective email service with 25GB per email box, then do let us know and we’ll got you up and running.
Call 22i Design on 01252 692 765 for a chat about your small business email requirements and we will be happy to advise you.