SOURCE: Intermedia


November 15, 2011 09:07 ET

Intermedia Enables New Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet for Business Email and Collaboration

Company Sees Explosion in Tablet Adoption Amongst Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2011) - Intermedia, a global leader in cloud services and the largest provider in the world of hosted Microsoft Exchange, today announced that it supports key cloud services, including Exchange 2010, on Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet. The Amazon Kindle Fire is used for movies, apps, games, music and reading. Intermedia customers can also use it for business cloud services. Intermedia enables the new Amazon Kindle Fire to wirelessly send and receive Exchange email, calendar invitations, contacts and more, as well as to synchronize with the user's PC and smartphone. Intermedia supports business email and collaboration on a full range of smartphones and tablets, such as iPad, Android, Palm and BlackBerry.

Intermedia has seen an explosion in tablet adoption in their customer base:

  • Tablet activations increased105 percent in Q3 2011 over Q1 2011.
  • From January 2011 to October 2011 new tablet activations increased 170 percent.
  • In October, new tablet adoptions outnumbered Windows, BlackBerry, Palm and other smartphone adoptions -- tablets were second only to new iPhone adoptions.

"Our customers are adding tablets to their accounts at an ever increasing rate," says Michael Gold, president, Intermedia. "Small and medium-sized business owners and their employees are taking the capabilities they have in the office -- including secure email and instant messaging, VoIP telephony and document sharing -- and combining them with mobile apps for a true on-the-go workforce."

Intermedia offers a range of mobile device management and security capabilities, enabling administrators to enforce passwords and other policies -- as well as to wipe lost or stolen phones. Services can be provisioned to devices with just a few clicks from Intermedia's HostPilot® Control Panel. A mobile HostPilot app for IT administrators as well as a mobile app for Intermedia's end-users -- My Services -- is also available for smartphones and tablets.

Intermedia offers an integrated suite of cloud communications and collaboration services through its Office in the Cloud™ bundles. It combines popular Microsoft services such as Exchange 2010, hosted Lync and SharePoint 2010 with Intermedia's services for backup, mobility and more. Intermedia is recognized as providing premium support with an average phone response time of under one minute. The company's Cloud Concierge™ team assures customers have a secure migration to the cloud. Hosted Exchange 2010 service is backed by a 99.999% uptime service level agreement and secure infrastructure spanning seven datacenters. Further, Intermedia is one of a select group partnering with Microsoft to bring Office 365 to market. For more information, please call 1-800-379-7729.

Intermedia is the premier provider of cloud services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and the world's largest provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange. Intermedia's cloud offering is business grade and built specifically for the SMB. Delivered from Intermedia's secure datacenters, the company's Office in the Cloud™ suite combines Microsoft tools such as Exchange 2010 email, Lync Secure Instant Messaging, and SharePoint document management with Intermedia's proprietary offerings for complete mobile freedom, backup, security, voice and more. The company's proprietary cloud infrastructure assures high reliability and a certified support team is available around the clock. Intermedia also empowers thousands of partners -- including managed service providers and select Fortune 500 companies -- to sell cloud services under their own brand. Founded in 1995, Intermedia was the first to offer hosted Microsoft Exchange business-class cloud email and now has 370,000 premium hosted Exchange mailboxes under management -- more than any other provider. The company is one of a select group of companies partnering with Microsoft to bring Office 365 to market. For more information, visit

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