Newsflash July 2010
We are now Microsoft BPOS partners.

After having successfully passed more Microsoft exams Thompson Consultants Ltd are now Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) partners.

This means that we can now advise on and resell the range of Microsoft Online services. See here for details on the Microsoft website.

What is in this for our clients?

Well, increasingly our smaller clients are looking to use the internet cloud to host all their data and applications and the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite will provide most of the tools and applications they need. BPOS provides hosted Exchange 2007, hosted SharePoint and Microsoft Communicator and Live Meeting.

The hosted Exchange in BPOS provides a generous 25Gb mailbox and you can also share Calendars, Tasks and Contacts with the other users in your group. Microsoft pickup all the tedious but necessary effor involved in managing and backing up Exchange so the users only need to worry about their email.

Similarly with Sharepoint you let Microsoft take the strain of maintaining the system while you get on with uploading content.

The obvious target of these services are small workgroups/businesses/organisations that do not currently have a central server for file and mail services. Rather than investing in on-premise solutions – as would have been the case up until now – clients can save their capital and instead move to a monthly fixed payment model.

Also perhaps larger businesses that have small, distributed groups working on projects might look at this as the ideal short term solution.

As well as the Microsoft suite we will also be provinding hosted online storage for when SharePoint is not the required solution.

With our hosted Asterisk VoIP services, Microsoft BPOS and online storage and backup Thompson Consultants are poised to offer the SME a complete hosted office solution.

by hostadmin on Jul 31, 2010 at 11:40 PM


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