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Hostopia launches a powerful new suite of email services
Jun 19, 2007 (12:06 PM EDT)
MISSISSAUGA, ON, and FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hostopia.com Inc. , today announced its release of a powerful new suite of value-added email services for small- and medium-sized business enterprises (SMBs). The services are intended to be significant revenue and profit generators for service providers while meeting the growing demands of SMBs for critical email functionality, such as collaboration and data synchronization.
Colin Campbell, Hostopia's CEO and COO says, "The two to twenty-five employee organization requires their email service provider to offer features such as the sharing of calendar and contact information between employees as well as the ability to synchronize data between email systems and mobility devices, such as Microsoft Outlook and, say, their Palm or R.I.M. device. Hostopia's new managed email platform offers these features, and more, at very compelling end user prices."
Hostopia reports that the new service provides several capabilities in demand by SMBs, including very large email file storage limits of 3 GB or greater, collaboration features such as shared calendars, contacts, tasks and notes, and the ability for users to synchronize email-related data between their desktop, web-based email applications and a large choice of wireless mobility devices.
Campbell adds, "Small businesses, including the "prosumer", are increasingly demanding the ability to have their vital business data, such as calendars and contacts, available to them at all times, regardless of their whereabouts or access to their traditional office email system. Our SyncML-based services allow users the freedom to access data seamlessly via their desktop, webmail or their wireless mobility device. An additional benefit is having a secure backup of their data, offering protection against the consequences of a lost or replaced mobile device."
Hostopia's managed email services are available to service providers such as telcos, ISPs and broadband providers on a private-labeled, wholesale basis. Service providers can offer Hostopia's email service to end users under their own brand including a customized look and feel in the end user interface. API's available from Hostopia even allow service providers to fully integrate the email services into their own customer login environments such as web-based business portals or online authentication applications.
Typical service provider market strategies for implementing advanced email services include bundling with higher value services such as upgraded broadband offerings or selling the email services on a stand-alone basis on a monthly, per-user subscription model.
Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies, internet service providers, domain registrars, and web hosting service providers. Hostopia's customers purchase their web services on a wholesale basis and resell these services under their own brands to small- and medium-sized businesses. The company provides customers with the technology, infrastructure, and support services to enable them to offer web services, while saving them research and development as well as capital and operating costs typically associated with the design, development, and delivery of web services.
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