October 11, 2010 10:33 ET

Intermedia Partners with Channel Chamber of Commerce

Chamber to offer hosted Exchange 2010 to local businesses across East Kent

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 11, 2010) - Intermedia, the world's largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today announced that its new affiliate partner, Channel Chamber of Commerce, is offering Intermedia's hosted Exchange with full mobility support to businesses across the South East of England. Channel Chamber is one of the fastest growing Chambers in the UK, fully accredited through the British Chambers of Commerce, and has been supporting local business for over 110 years. It is among the first to join the Intermedia Affiliate Program in the UK, launched in mid-September 2010. Channel Chamber now offers Intermedia's hosted Exchange 2010 as well as a range of other business communications services designed to help small and medium-sized companies prosper.

"As a modern business support organisation, we are continually looking for new ways to better assist our members, many of whom are small businesses who often struggle with limited IT resources," says Sezen Zeki, chamber manager, Channel Chamber. "Intermedia's hosted Exchange is ideal for them. Being a member of the affiliate program allows us to introduce our members to a service we believe will benefit them, and at the same time provides us with a valuable new source of revenue. Even more important to us is the reassurance that we are referring our members to a trusted company. Small businesses are often intimidated by IT, but Intermedia makes it simple to create accounts and manage email using the HostPilot Control Panel, backed up with excellent support."

The Intermedia Affiliate Program is free to join and allows organisations to resell hosted Exchange 2010 and other Intermedia business communications services to their customers. Affiliates can choose to earn commission on a one-time or recurring basis, with Intermedia handling all customer support and billing. With over 6,000 partners worldwide, from local IT resellers to multinational technology firms, Intermedia the global distributor of choice for hosted Exchange. The popularity of the Intermedia Affiliate Program in the UK mirrors its success in the US, where the program has seen growth of 25 percent thus far this year.

"We have received a great deal of interest in the Intermedia Affiliate Program from across Europe, including a wide variety of organisations and business professionals," says Tony Cohen, senior business development manager, Intermedia. "Our affiliates recognise the high-level of support and the ease with which we are able to get new customers up and running, so they know their customers are in good hands. For small businesses using hosted solutions for the first time, the reassurance that there is professional support available to help with any questions is essential. We are looking forward to working with Channel Chamber to help promote the benefits of hosted Exchange 2010."

Intermedia's hosted Exchange 2010 service provides customers with:

  • Expert Support: Intermedia offer friendly and professional support available 24/7, from a highly-trained support team, with an average hold time of less than one minute.
  • Free Migration: Intermedia assists in the migration from a customer's current email system at no cost, with its exclusive Exchange Concierge™ service. Customers' Active Directories – including distribution lists – are imported typically in under an hour.
  • Premium Infrastructure: Intermedia boasts a multi-million pound infrastructure, providing a market-leading, financially-backed 99.999 percent uptime service level agreement. All datacentres feature the highest-quality hardware from Dell, EMC and Cisco.

Intermedia is the recognised global leader in hosted Exchange with over 250,000 premium mailboxes under management worldwide, more than any other provider. The company offers and integrates the full ecosystem of business communications services, including Exchange 2010 with Outlook 2010, Microsoft Office Communications Server, SharePoint, and mobile email support for devices including BlackBerry, Android and iPhone. The company also provides a range of proprietary technologies, including its HostPilot® Control Panel, which gives users full control over their Exchange experience.

More information on the Intermedia Affiliate Program can be found online at Alternatively, call +44 (0)20-7828-6722 to speak to Intermedia's UK reseller team.

About Intermedia

Intermedia is the premier provider of communications services, including hosted Microsoft Exchange to small and mid-sized businesses. For an affordable monthly fee, customers get business email, smartphones, instant messaging, fax and other communications delivered as a service with 24x7 support. Intermedia also empowers thousands of smaller VARs and MSPs – as well as select Fortune 500 companies – to sell communications services under their own brand. Founded in 1995, Intermedia was the first company to offer cloud-based business-class email and now has over 250,000 premium hosted Exchange mailboxes under management – more than any other provider. For more information, visit

About Channel Chamber

Channel Chamber has been supporting local business in East Kent since 1899. It is fully accredited to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the national body for a powerful and influential Network of Chambers of Commerce across the UK that directly serves not only its member businesses, but the wider business community. The BCC is the Ultimate Business Network. No other business organisation in the UK has the geographic spread of the BCC. Every Chamber sits at the very heart of its local business community providing representation, services, information and guidance to its members. For more information, visit

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