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Outsource Mails and continue using Microsoft Exchange Groupware functions

Im runnuing a Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server for Mailing and Groupware but now I want to outsource the Mailing but still want to continue using the Groupware functions. I want to make this ...
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Outsourcing Active Directory Server. Is it Possible? Is it Practical?

Our company is a fairly small shop. Nonetheless we want to "do things right," and part of that means implementing Active Directory. However, we don't have the budget for a full time system ...
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Access, Permissions, and Security for 3rd party developers

Our Marketing department wants to start hiring an outside company to assist in the development and maintenance of our marketing website. The website right now is on FreeBSD (using apache), but with ...
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Email Solution Choices

Our organization is reaching around a 100 email addresses (60 odd user addresses + assorted ones i.e. help@example.com, contact@example.com) along with about a dozen email groups. Currently we are ...
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Empowering “timid” staff for guard duty?

I'm working with a team of fairly smart individuals with a reasonable skill set for the task they're given (supporting the operations leads). No doubt due to the circumstances and the training drilled ...
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Can or should a small start-up delegate sys admin activities to a 3rd party?

Following discussions triggered on another question: let's imagine a small start-up company who has to decide what to do with its capital. Two suggestions are made: a) The company spends capital on a ...
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Outsource bootable XP disc creation?

First of all, apologies if this question is in the wrong place. We have around 30 workstations all with the same software installed. They all run Windows XP Professional SP3 with their own license ...
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Noob question: Should you tell your (outsourced) IT department to auto-update

If you are outsourcing your IT, and you have servers set up with softlayer or server beach or other place, how do you recommend handling updates to Windows as well as software running on those ...
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Recommended outsourced IT management companies for a small business in New York? [closed]

I've got an office of about 50 people in Manhattan. Pretty simple IT infrastructure: a couple of Windows servers, about 60 PC's running XP or Win7, and some networking hardware to hold it all ...
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Active Directory and Exchange Architecture Questions and Issues

Here's the background on our situation... Right now, we are setup as three distinct companies with three complete Active Directory and Exchange systems. The three offices (One in the US, two in ...
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Looking for a good freelace site [closed]

We want to find a freelance to outsource a certain Linux job.
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What are the pros/cons of running your own Exchange system vs. paying for a hosted solution

Surprisingly, after the long discussion on that well-known meta question, it doesn't seem like anyone's asked about the question that was used as an example: what are the tradeoffs of running your own ...
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Recommendations for email hosting [closed]

We're considering outsourcing the email service for our domain so that we can avoid the headaches of email delivery and getting the mail through spam filters. We don't send any bulk mail, just for ...
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What's the biggest time saver you've implemented?

Which changes that you have implemented did have the biggest impact on saving time in you daily sysadmin workload? What are your tricks to work more efficient and get more things done or work less for ...
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Looking for a solid business email provider in the EU

Small businesses these days are often pretty reliant on email but don't have the ressources to host a safe and secure service themselves. I am looking for an email provider for a SMB customer: I'm ...
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Remote Server Hosting

For most small businesses, having an IT team is really not a possibility. You end up with someone wearing an accounting hat and an IT systems administrator hat and you end up losing in both worlds. ...
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How and where can I find a good part-time sysadmin? [closed]

I run a small (tiny for now) business, and I find I need a sysadmin for a couple of hours a month. I'm not good enough at it, and I don't enjoy it so I'm unlikely to ever be so. I'd like to hire ...
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Self-host an application or outsource it? [closed]

Assuming you have the ability to influence IT purchasing in your organization, what criteria and process do you use to evaluate outsourcing decisions? In a basic "host a commercial application ...
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What issues are there in using Gmail for a corporate email solution?

Some people will feel uncomfortable with having their company email outside their company network. How to allay such fears? What other issues are there in using Google for corporate email? What are ...