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Hosted Microsoft® Productivity & Collaboration Tools Help Deliver Greater Uptime & IT Optimization

Hosted Microsoft® Productivity & Collaboration Tools Help Deliver Greater Uptime & IT Optimization

When Microsoft® productivity and collaboration applications like Exchange or SharePoint® aren’t working, neither is your business. If a CEO can’t send an email, IT has to reroute their attention and focus every effort on fixing the problem. Whether CEO, customer, partner or employee, today’s highly connected users have zero tolerance for downtime and slow collaboration applications, regardless of the cause. With in-house IT staff already stretched thin, it can be a daily challenge to perform all the updates, patches, troubleshooting and maintenance required for peak productivity and guaranteed uptime. Skilled IT resources are expensive to recruit, hire and maintain, and capable IT resources have higher ambitions than just monitoring and troubleshooting applications all day. Still, it’s nearly impossible for talented staff to find time for higher value tasks or evaluating new technologies that could benefit the business.

Today’s business depends on IT not only to keep Microsoft productivity and collaboration solutions running smoothly and efficiently, but to drive changes that keep the organization efficient and competitive. IT leaders are now challenged with transforming their departments from cost centers to profit centers, a task that requires full effort from everyone on the team. From a business perspective, it doesn’t make financial sense to dedicate the most valuable IT resources to routine Microsoft application administration, especially at the expense of growth.

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Hosted Microsoft collaboration and productivity solutions can take the pressure off of in-house IT staff, and can even help you determine the right productivity and collaboration solutions for your specifications and budget. These hosted solutions can help resource-strapped IT organizations more effectively manage and optimize Exchange, SharePoint, Office 365™ and Skype® for Business applications that are required to run day-to-day business, freeing up high-value resources. Hosted solutions can help ensure your business never suffers the costs and consequences of downtime from Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business.

A reliable, effective hosted solution should help protect productivity and foster easy employee collaboration. Rackspace® Cloud Office offers collaboration solutions delivered by Microsoft Certified Professionals who can help you evaluate your Microsoft productivity and collaboration infrastructure options. For example, if you need a standardized, low-cost, out-of-the-box solution with an uptime SLA, a multi-tenant solution may be your best choice. However, if you need a customized solution with advanced functionality, a single-tenant solution in a managed private cloud may be a better option. With Rackspace Collaboration Solutions, hosting experts help you migrate, configure, deploy and manage productivity tools such as Exchange, SharePoint, Office 365 and Skype for Business.


Rackspace is a Microsoft Hosting Partner, Gold Certified Partner, a world leader in hosted SharePoint licenses and has six Microsoft MVPs on staff. This level of expertise could allow you to benefit more fully from products like Office 365 than perhaps you otherwise would. For example, Rackspace can enable the use of Skype Enterprise Voice and give you access to APIs for customization. Rackspace Collaboration Solutions are backed by award-winning Fanatical Support® and a 100% uptime guarantee* for Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and Skype for Business.

Instead of just keeping the lights on, today's IT leaders are being challenged to help drive and transform the business. While managing Microsoft applications is critical to productivity, diverting in-house resources to daily maintenance and routine tasks diverts high-value resources from contributing to innovation. If your IT department is stretched thin but still faces pressure to keep Microsoft collaboration and productivity applications optimized and running, Rackspace Collaboration Solutions can help you choose, deploy and optimize the right Microsoft solutions.

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