How You Too Can Avoid The Frustrations of Working From Multiple Mobile Devices With Microsoft Exchange Server
Tired of having to sync up devices whenever you move to a new location to work?
Isn’t the point of all this mobile technology to make it easy to get things done from anywhere?
The answer to both questions is yes, and there is one convenient solution for solving the problems in both questions. The answer is incorporating Microsoft Exchange into your digital life.
What is Microsoft Exchange?
The exchange in MS Exchange essentially means to exchange email, calendar, and contacts, between multiple, pre-defined points (ie your smartphone and tablet) simultaneously to eliminate the archaic process of syncing devices.
Let’s say you add three important appointments to your calendar from your office PC. As soon as you hit Enter those appointments are shared with your phone, your tablet, and your home computer. Microsoft Exchange Server makes the hassle of syncing devices a thing of the past.
MS Exchange comes in two flavors, a local server version, and an online, cloud-based version. We highly recommend the locally hosted exchange to all of our managed IT Services clients for whom we have built, and continue to maintain, their network.
Don’t let the thought of multiple devices on your network frighten you. Within Microsoft Exchange there are numerous security features, including the ability of an admin to create a list of authorized devices, and to limit the access of specific devices as well. It is a vital tool in today’s modern office because work doesn’t always happen on the office PC.
A Few of Microsoft Exchange’s Features:
- Manage your organization efficiently with the Exchange Administration Center, an easy-to-use, web-based interface.
- Reduce storage costs by using larger, less expensive disks.
- Data Loss Prevention (DLP) capabilities prevent users from mistakenly sending sensitive information to unauthorized people, while informing them of internal compliance policies.
- Keep all your important data in one place by giving users an In-Place Archive with a native, well-integrated user experience.
- Run In-Place eDiscovery across Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business (formerly Lync) data from a single interface through the eDiscovery Center.
- Delegate permissions to specialist users based on job function, such as eDiscovery for compliance officers, without giving them access to the entire Exchange management interface.
- Move to the cloud on your terms with full deployment flexibility—whether on-premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid combination of the two. (Source)
Being a cloud-based service, we often get the question, “Isn’t working from the cloud risky?”
The answer is using the cloud is not any more risky than storing the information on your local network. The servers hosting your data in the cloud are all protected and continually updated with the industry’s best security measures.
Nothing is hacker proof. That’s just the truth of the matter, and anyone who tells you differently is someone who is stretching the truth to gain your trust under false pretenses. It is true that cloud servers are protected with better security than what most businesses run on their local network, but even that’s not enough if the right hacker wants access to your data badly enough. The best you can do is to evolve with cutting-edge security technology and try to stay one step ahead of them to make hacking the server as difficult as possible.
The managers of cloud servers pay experts to keep up with the latest hacker activity so new security measures can be implemented before cyber attacks strike. Protecting your cloud-stored data is a full-time job for a team of security experts who are on the job 24-hours per day for users who opt for the cloud hosted exchange version of Exchange.
There is no time like the present to simplify your life by finally getting your devices working together naturally, so you can focus on getting things done, rather than getting things together.
Get Microsoft Exchange Server for your business today.