Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 is a great option for any business, and one that we highly recommend. While Exchange Email is one of the most prominent and useful parts of Office 365, there are additional features that could be an asset to your business.
Often, businesses try to use free services for their email, even trying to circumvent the need for paid mailbox licensing by using clever names like firstname.companyname at mailprovider.com. These email addresses do not appear as credible or professional as having a true named domain account such as firstname.lastname at companyname.com.
While using @gmail.com, @comcast.net, or other generic email addresses may seem like the most cost-effective option, the branding of the business is lost and email systems like this have far fewer service guarantees. These free services also remove vital control points for the business owner to protect their accounts and data that Office 365 provides.
An Office 365 Business Essentials account (Exchange email, calendar, contacts + many other cloud features) is only $5/month. Though it isn’t free, it is an affordable option.
Google Apps/G Suite
While we usually recommend Office 365 as the mail system for most of our business customers, there could be reasons why Google Apps, otherwise known as G suite , may be a better fit for your company.
Whether your company is already ingrained in the other apps available within the Google ecosystem, or it’s just a personal preference, we can assist in the setup of a business account in G Suite.