Intermedia Launches UK Hosted Exchange Partner Program
More affiliate program buzz as well-known hosted Exchange provider Intermedia looks to expand their partner success outside of the US. Specifically, Intermedia wants to help European partners capitalize on a projected boom in hosted mailboxes. Meanwhile, some VARs and MSPs say they may move away from Microsoft’s own BPOS services. Here’s the story.
Intermedia’s UK affiliate program works like many others in the SaaS space: sign up at Intermedia’s UK website for free and start receiving incentives for every hosted messaging customer you send their way. They help with sales and technical support, and the partner chooses to receive the referral money upfront or on an ongoing basis, according to the press release.
Intermedia claims to be the world’s best-selling hosted Microsoft Exchange provider, and the company seems to think that their name alone is a major selling point for many organizations. And when it comes to the UK, Intermedia is trying to expand its presence with a new data center built earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Intermedia and other hosted Exchange providers could potentially benefit from recent cloud outages at Microsoft. In a September 8 blog post, Microsoft apologized for recent North American outages impacting BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite), which includes SharePoint Online and Exchange Online. Some channel partners have told our sister site, The VAR Guy, that they’re now seeking BPOS alternatives.