We deal with schools of all shapes and sizes that hold on to their internal (or cheaply hosted) email systems because it’s what they’ve always done and there’s been no clear, easy alternative. We know these systems can be expensive, time-consuming, untrustworthy, old and just plain troublesome. We’re here to say it really is ok to let those systems go quietly into the night… both Microsoft and Google offer hosted, free, enterprise-level email for schools. Worry not, there are easy migration tools for each system.
The Microsoft offering is called Live@edu and Google’s offering is called Google Apps for Education. Both systems let you pick and choose features including email and hosted applications for users campus-wide, from administrators to students and even alumni.
We love both technology and helping schools save time here at TADS, so to not pass this along would be criminal. Schools have saved many thousands of dollars per year on services, licenses and infrastructure by implementing these offerings.
Check out the links, ask us questions and get this process moving!