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December 4th, 2011

Benefits of Microsoft Exchange Server


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This article has been written by a small business for small businesses as a free, easy to read and understand document on the benefits of Microsoft Exchange Server.

We have tried to use plain English to simplify the technical jargon, to help businesses make an informed decision on how Microsoft Exchange Server will help and support their business.




What is Microsoft Exchange Server?

Microsoft Exchange Server is comprehensive piece of email and collaboration software designed for businesses.


Microsoft Exchange Server can make your business more productive and make your email system more flexible and feature rich. You should consider that a Microsoft Exchange Server as a massive upgrade in features and capability when compared to Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s) hosted POP3 mailboxes.


Microsoft Exchange Server is a reliable and robust industry standard email and collaboration system suited to businesses of all sizes.


Quite simply put, Microsoft Exchange Server, if properly installed and setup, has the potential to make your business more profitable by making certain operations of your business slicker and less time consuming in manpower.


What Productivity Features Can I Expect


• User and Group mailboxes

• Unlimited Mailbox and Group Email Aliases

• Shared Calendars & Tasks

• Centrally stored contacts

• Full integration with compatible mobile phones

• Integration with CRM products

• Remotely Access email via a web portal – Outlook Web Access

• Secure Remote Microsoft Outlook email functionality

Spam filtering


Besides all of the immediately obvious features/reasons for implementing a Microsoft Exchange Server in your business there are also some other not well known benefits of resource management.


For example you can use the Microsoft Exchange Server to electronically manage the following shared resources


• Meeting rooms

• Projectors

• Company pool cars

• Booking of company vans

• Employee Sickness

• Employee Holidays and Holiday Requests



What Compliance Features Can I Expect?

A Microsoft Exchange Server is primarily, a robust and reliable email platform specifically designed for businesses, but you can also utilise Microsoft Exchange Server systems to help you ensure you meet your electronic communication’s legal and compliance obligations.


There are numerous facilities which can be implemented but generally the most commonly used benefits are:-


• Centrally Stored Email within the Business Premises

• Journaling (Recording Copies of) Incoming and Outgoing Emails

• Centrally Controlled Email Footers and Disclaimers

• Auto responding of incoming Emails to ensure SLA’s are met

• Central Data Backup and Data Restore of Key Email Systems



Utilising a combination of the above can help your business meet its compliance and data protection obligations.

Ensuring compliance with governing bodies for example FSA, ACCA, Law Society and also Data Protection obligations.



How Can I Get Microsoft Exchange Server?

Microsoft Exchange Server can be purchased either as a separate product or is included within Microsoft Small Business Server.


If you would like to speak to an I.T Expert, why not give us a telephone call to discuss your requirements and clarify any business specific questions you may have.


To ensure you purchase the correct version we would recommend you get sound expert advice.


If you are looking for support for your Microsoft Exchange Server – Telephone us on Tel. 023 8007 0101


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St Loye’s Day – Employer Event

December 2nd, 2011

St Loyes


On 1st December St Loye’s Foundation opened its doors at its Exeter Headquarters to celebrate St Loye’s Day. They invited employers from across the country to say thank you for supporting the charity in offering employment opportunities for its clients with disabilities and long term health conditions.


Among the attendees was The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor, Councillor Stella Brock. With St Loye’s 75th Anniversary around the corner in 2012, the annual event was a great reminder of all the people the charity and its supporters have helped over the years. A great time was had by all!


For more information on how you or your business could help St Loye’s please visit their website. www.stloyes.org.uk


Sy Loyes, Lord Mayor Councillor Stella Brock

St Loye’s, Lord Mayor Councillor Stella Brock


Century IT Services are pleased to have been able to support St Loye’s charity by providing work placement opportunities for students who are looking for experience working in a real business environment rather than just solely following an academic learning path.
We have been able to deliver a valuable workplace experience, mentoring students in how we deliver our Professional I.T Support, I.T Training, I.T Installations. We have mentored students so they can be comfortable and build confidence in their customer interaction.


Century IT Services provide valuable business I.T Help Desk Support and IT Network Installations services from our offices in Totton, Hampshire.





Who are St Loye’s?

St Loye’s Foundation is a national charity based in Exeter, Devon with satellite offices in Warrington and Cardiff. We offer over 70 years’ experience in training, developing and supporting people with disabilities or long term health conditions into lasting employment. We extend this expertise by also supplying other services to a wide range of service users and client groups