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How Effective is the Business Email Tool You Use?

November 19, 2015 – 12:17 pm

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Are you running business email on a free email such as Gmail, Hotmail, or something similar? You might think that these tools are robust enough but there are better business tools out there. Here are some drawbacks to free email for business:

  • Lack of privacy. Your emails may need to be more confidential than free email allows. In many industries you could get in legal hot water if you aren’t taking measures to ensure customer privacy.
  • Lack of productivity. Your free email might be so basic that you could be losing out on productivity and collaboration tools that exist in business-class email.
  • Lack of professionalism. You might also think that it’s fine to have a ‘yourcompanyname’ address. But professional email equates to a more professional and polished image.

If you want your customers and prospective customers to take you seriously, you need to take your email seriously.

Many small businesses think they can’t afford business-class email or that they can’t justify it because they’re ‘small’. Some small business owners think they don’t have the technical resources to implement a business-class email. You don’t have to go with MS Exchange, manage an email server, and continually fight to allocate enough resources to manage things. A scalable business-class email solution is more affordable and easier to implement than you think.

Tips to Streamline Business Email

  • Look for an email solution that’s cloud-based. Then you won’t have to worry about servers and storage in-house. You also won’t have to support it (not if you sign up with a hosted email provider that offers included support)
  • Find scalable email that will grow as you do. Some small business solutions might be too small based on your plans for growth. Make sure you choose something that will grow with you.
  • Look at an email solution that doesn’t require a lengthy contract. That way, if you use it for a while and it’s not working out, you won’t be stuck with something that’s ineffective.
  • Look for something with ongoing syncing as well as something that’ll work in a heterogeneous environment so that you and your team can work with your choice in operating system, smartphone, etc.
  • Opt for business email that offers collaborative features. This helps email be more than just a communication tool for your business. It helps you boost teamwork and productivity, too.
  • Try before you buy. If you can check out demos of cloud-based collaborative email options you’ll get an opportunity to see what features are available and see what they can offer your business.

Ready for business-class email? GetSync’d with your team and with all devices with Kerio Connect hosted email from GetSync’d. GetSecure is also available with your subscription to help you avoid spam and other productivity killers. Learn more: Kerio Connect features and benefits.

Threat Management for Small Business: Don’t Neglect These Important Things

November 2, 2015 – 10:51 am

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Businesses, whether large or small, need to be proactive about threat management for their IT. Don’t make the mistake of waiting for disaster to strike. Mitigate risk instead with tools. Technology tool choices are abundant and a proactive approach can not only keep your data safe but can help you prevent threats from stealing productivity and potential profits. Here are some things you want to keep in mind when choosing tools to help proactively manage threats about IT security. Making sure your threat management strategy includes the following could help you avoid productivity loss, data loss, compliance problems, and profit loss:


As much as antivirus and anti-spam tools are important, a firewall is essential. A firewall and router is as important to your business’s data as having a lock on your front door.

Intrusion Detection

Intrusion detection can help stop threats before they get through. Despite your firewall being firmly in place, there are going to be intrusion attempts. Good intrusion detection features add a layer of security to your firewall.

Content Filtering

Content filtering keeps your network safer. It also helps with employee productivity as well as helps prevent threats that often accompany pornographic sites, gambling and gaming sites, and the like. There are significant benefits to adding content filtering to minimize threats.

Reporting Features

Not only is it a good idea to avoid threats as much as possible but it’s also helpful to understand what your threat management solution is doing. Reporting can help you gage the threat levels as well as see what’s happening internally, too. Reporting via a good threat management solution can help keep your team accountable as well as help you fine tune internal IT processes as well.

It’s not necessary to buy multiple tools to accomplish all of the above. The idea of multiple expensive threat management tools is what puts many small businesses at risk.

You can get it all in a single affordable tool that helps you stop spam, malware, adware, Trojan horses, harmful surfing on company equipment, data loss prevention, privacy and security compliance for sensitive clients, and more.

Examine Kerio Control from GetSync’d

Kerio Control is a simple to manage and easy to implement highly effective unified threat management solution that can help small to medium-sized businesses in a variety of ways, including all of the above, and more. Check out this IT threat management solution from GetSync’d. This solution comes as a convenient virtual appliance.

More information:

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4 Reasons Why Your Business Needs to Get Away from Ad-Supported Free Email

October 27, 2015 – 10:28 am

Free Email

Ad-supported free email options are abundant and the fact that they are free is appealing to many small businesses. But there are several problems with ad-supported free email besides the fact that they are not designed as business-class email.

  1. Lack of features
  2. Lack of professionalism
  3. Lack of privacy
  4. Distractions


Does your business email have the features you want and need for your business?

Does your email address look professional? Free email services definitely detract from your professional image. Customers and prospective customers won’t take you as seriously with a address versus a address.

And your free email provider could be gaining a lot of information from your email because of recording your surfing habits, tracking ad clicks, and of course, delivering contextual ads to you based on your email content and web surfing habits.  Free email really isn’t free. You’re trading more than you might be willing to give away for the limited benefit of this type of email.

Free Email Can Drive You to Distraction!

Free ad-supported email can be distracting to you and your employees when their email is polluted with advertising banners. And the privacy factor doesn’t just have to do with reporting and ads. If you are handling sensitive information from customers and vendors, you won’t want that shared. In fact, in some industries you’re forbidden from sharing that information and have a responsibility to your customers to take measures to ensure their privacy is protected.

Migrating to Business Class Hosted Email Doesn’t Have to Be Hard (or Expensive)

Worried that email migration will mean downtime? Migrating to business-class email doesn’t have to be painful and it also doesn’t have to be costly. You don’t have to install a MS Exchange server and dedicate resources to managing this. Cloud-based hosted email such as Kerio Connect from GetSync’d are available from $4.99 per user per month with included support and it’s not only affordable business-class email but it’s reliable, private, and very user-friendly. In addition to professional and private secure email that sync’s live across all platforms you’ll also have collaborative tools (calendar, folder sharing, instant messaging, task delegation abilities, end more) that help you and your team boost productivity.

Whether you choose GetSync’d Kerio Connect or another Ms Exchange alternative for business class email, you’ll benefit from looking for productivity solutions that are designed specifically for businesses. In addition to email, Kerio offers security tools like Kerio Control, cloud-based VoIP such as Kerio Operator, and other cloud-based productivity tools for small to medium-sized businesses that are all available from preferred partner GetSync’d.  Learn more about hosted email from GetSync’d.