E-mail hosting has become one of the most commonly used forms of communication technology in the industry as providers allow for premium e-mail services along with custom configurations and a large number of accounts. TMCnet was there this week to report on all the latest e-mail hosting news. Here are a few highlights:
ConnectWise (News - Alert), a developer of service management software designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARS, ISVs and MSPs, has recently teamed up with Reflexion Networks, a provider of email hosting services.
In line with the agreement, ConnectWise will now be able to offer additional services in e-mail security, archiving, encryption, e-discovery and compliance to clients, TMCnet reported. Additionally, the e-mail hosting provider’s partners will now be able to license Reflexion’s products on a monthly basis, reducing the number of vendors they work with while allowing for higher margins when reselling products.
Reflexion’s e-mail hosting services for ConnectWise partners already include Reflexion Total Control for e-mail security, RADAR for e-mail archiving and e-mail encryption for compliance with state and federal privacy and data protection regulations.
While we are on the topic of compliance, one of the world’s largest groups to deploy
e-mail hosting – the U.S. Army – announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (News - Alert) (DISA) has surpassed the half million-user milestone for the Department of Defense Enterprise E-mail program (DEE). The program aims to bring all of the DOD into the same unified Microsoft (News - Alert) Exchange-based e-mail system, which is hosted in DISA’s private cloud.
“This is an incredible milestone and one for which every member of the team can be proud,” said Michael Kreiger, Army deputy Chief Information Officer/G-6, in his recent blog post, thanking DISA, the Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), and other partners.
According to Kreiger, another half million Army Knowledge Online (AKO)-only users will be migrate to the e-mail hosting program by February 2013, and the Army is well on its way to completing Army migration to DOD Enterprise Email by the end of March 2013. To read more about this national milestone, click here.
In other e-mail hosting news this week, TMCnet reported that after a period of not being able to publish apps, email hosting provider Microsoft, has confirmed that it has resolved the digital certificate problem that prevented users from being able to install or upgrade apps from the Windows Marketplace.
Microsoft had stated that users would not be seeing any new apps in the Windows Phone (News - Alert) Marketplace for some time. This was an announced made by Microsoft recently after users started experiencing problems with application download last week.
In a blog post, Microsoft said that the problem was related to digital certificates used to sign apps that were preventing users from installing or upgrading some apps for the last couple of days after users upgraded to Windows Phone 7.5. Some popular applications that had been hit by this issue included the New York Times app, WhatsApp and Translator from Bing app.
For more e-mail hosting news, be sure to visit TMCnet again next week for all the latest developments.
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