In today’s business world, we communicate mainly through email. If your email solution is not up to par, you may get left behind. There are many things to consider in regard to email services. Is it reliable? Does it provide good spam protection? Will it work with my email software, smartphone and tablet?
Many people don’t think about what their email says about themselves or their business. Email addresses from your internet provider or free services such as Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo can be quickly setup, cheap and easy. However, these are the same qualities that your customers will associate with your business when they receive your emails. Don’t short-change your business! Even small businesses can have a professional email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) without breaking the bank!
Office 365 from Microsoft is our recommended first look for business email hosting. With 3 different levels available for small to medium sized businesses that can be combined for the perfect configuration for your business needs.
Office 365 Business Essentials includes Email Hosting with 50GB mailboxes, access to web versions of Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook as well as 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage along with a growing list of other tools and services.
Office 365 Business is for users who already have email hosting elsewhere or who do not need a mailbox. This package includes fully installed desktop versions of Office with Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote along with the 1TB of OneDrive storage and the other services as well.
Office 365 Business Premium is the best of both worlds. This package includes Email Hosting with 50GB mailboxes, fully installed desktop versions of Office with Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote along with the 1TB of OneDrive storage and the other services as well.
G-Suite from Google is another email hosting service that includes a suite of applications specifically designed for businesses; Gmail for businesses, Calendar, Docs, Groups, Sites, and Video. Google Apps also offers the Google Apps Marketplace which allows third-party applications such as accounting tools and customer relationship management software to integrate with Google Apps.
Google Apps works with all major email applications such as: Outlook, Apple Mail, Android and iOS. You can also access your email on the web through Google or a more personalized email address such as: mail.yourcompany.com.