It has been a while since I have had a free moment to write a post. Things have been busy here at Confluency Solutions but we have been developing some really great tools for insurance agent websites. I’ll cover some of those in the coming weeks…
Today I want to talk about email hosting and hosting in-house vs paying for someone else to manage your email.
Many insurance agencies have gone the route of paying to have an Exchange server hosted in-house. There are some good reasons in doing this such as full control of the email server and some of the other great functionality that Exchange Server can bring to your agency. There are also some cons, someone in the agency has to be familiar with Exchange server, Exchange server is expensive. (Up to 35k first year costs if you include, new server, backup server, additional networking, Exchange server licensing, battery backup, etc.) Another thing to consider is:
What happens when the server goes down?
What if it goes down at 2:00 am?
What happens if your agency gets struck by lightning or a natural disaster hits?
Hosting email in-house may be more of a pain and way more expensive than it is worth.
What if you could have the following for your insurance agency:
10 gig email accounts (Thats enough to last a life time)
50 megabyte attachments (That is over 500 JPEG images)
Top Notch Spam Filtering
Triple Redundancy Back-Ups* (Email backed up in 3 physical locations throughout the US *-additional cost)
100% Uptime Guarantee!!!
Tasks (Assign tasks to agency users)
Email that is managed by professionals who specialize in email
And Much more.
Now, what if I told you that you can have this for your agency VERY inexpensively?
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.