Integra Telecom has added hosted Microsoft collaboration and messaging services as another piece in its ongoing managed services product evolution.
The competitive provider will now offer business customers Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Communications services, including Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Outlook 2010, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft SharePoint, enhanced encryption and other valuable features, across its entire network.
Customers that opt to purchase Integra's Collaboration & Messaging Services will be able use all of the current versions of Microsoft's business productivity tools for one monthly fee. Besides cost, the other compelling aspect of the service, especially for smaller businesses that lack a large IT staff, is that Integra will host all of the services on their own servers.
And, as more employees continue to become more mobile, accessing the business' network from their own mobile devices, the services allow them to synchronize their smartphones with their exchange e-mail, calendar and respective company directory.
Joe Harding, senior vice president of product and marketing at Integra Telecom said "The addition of Collaboration & Messaging Services further extends the range of Integra's cloud services and is a natural addition to our business-grade voice, Internet and private data networking services."
- see the release
Integra Telecom deepens cloud presence with unified security service
Integra's CEO Kevin O'Hara wants to put company on stable ground
Integra Telecom CEO Tom Casey leaves, enterprise business expansion continues
Integra Telecom passes CEO torch to CLEC veteran Tom Casey
Integra Telecom extends hosted voice across its entire network