Case Study

Blue Inc Hosted Microsoft Exchange

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UK fashion retailer chooses SMS to upgrade their existing systems, meet predicted growth and provide 24/7 solution for employees.


With an increasingly mobile workforce Blue Inc were looking for a solution that allows remote access via multiple devices as well as calendar synchronisation for all staff.

The predicted growth was anticipated to put more pressure on administering and maintaining the internal solution especially with regards to back-ups with constantly growing mailbox sizes. A hosted Microsoft Exchange solution was able to fulfil all these requirements reducing the impact on internal IT resources considerably at the same time. An internal cost and resource analysis consequently resulted in the decision to outsource the in-house solution.

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One of the main reason is the excellent level of expertise SMS has with regards to MS Exchange. This is backed up by 24/7 support which made a 200% increase of users easily manageable with little impact on internal IT resources. Also the integration with their Postini Spam filtering improved the battery life of mobile users dramatically as it cuts out all the spam before it hits the email server. So all in all, SMS is providing a great and cost-efficient service with a high level of flexibility.

From a user point of view the main benefit is the high level of flexibility with regards to mobile integration. From a financial point of view a hosted version was highly attractive as we can add and remove new users as and when it is required always knowing the cost involved.

Jonathan Levy, IT consultant for Blue Inc

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On all of your devices

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A Microsoft Office 365 email hosting plan offers a wealth of features which enable collaboration and communication while ensuring the security and compliance of your data. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, SMS provides all Microsoft Office 365 services at the best prices, with the best in UK support from our experienced technical engineers.

Instant communication

Keep in touch by email with large 50 GB Exchange mailboxes or instant message and video conference with Microsoft Teams.

Shared calendars and tasks

Outlook & Microsoft Teams features help you stay up to date with your colleagues.

OneDrive online storage

Easy collaboration and document sharing with 1 TB OneDrive storage.

Our mission is to ensure fantastic customer service from choosing and setting up your solution through to helping you to use the features. At SMS, we remove the technical burdens giving you a hassle-free experience from day one.

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Secure data centres

Your information is stored in data centres that are accredited with the highest levels of data safety in Europe. Want to move your mailboxes to Microsoft Office 365 but worried about downtime or mail loss? Our specialist team of migration experts have moved many thousands of mailboxes successfully with no data loss.