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I have been working with U of A on this for a bit of time and it was nice to see they decided to move with our cloud offering over Google Apps. They did a lot of deep analysis and determined our cloud platform was the better choice.  The press has been announcing this today and yesterday.  here and here.

 

Here are just a few of the benefits U of A received with our BPOS offering:

  • Consolidated  and centralized email platform
  • Integrated calendar – they had two systems before one for email and one for calendar
  • 25GB mailbox quotas (the press release says 10GB but it is now 25GB quota)
  • Full Outlook client, Full Entourage Web Services client, BES, mobile sync, and webmail (OWA)
  • Instant messaging and presence
  • Better privacy, security and compliance features for things like FERPA, ITAR, and HIPAA requirements
  • Full offline sync
  • AD sync
  • Flexibility with on prem services like SharePoint, etc.
  • Delegated calendaring

You can also track U of A’s BPOS project status here.

 

As we update our cloud BPOS offering, we will continue to enhance features and capabilities like federation, etc.  I will blog about those features in upcoming blog posts.

 

For more on our BPOS offering visit here or for 30 day BPOS trial visit here. I have also blogged about the end-user experience here.