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    Conference / Calling Software & Email Server for Website

    Hello

    I tried to find information however ran out of luck.

    I am starting in July and have 2 queries

    1. What is the good choice for a conference / video calling software for contractors and small companies? I am starting solo (some part-time contract role) and at the same time I am trying sell wider services in my core competency to a Client who can't afford my day-rates (and I may not have the bandwidth)

    2. I am have a friend who is building a website for me and asked me to consider a mail server however have no idea about UK market, I was looking for GSuite, do you have any reviews of GSuit or any other recommendations?

    Thanks

    #2
    Zoom or Skype are OK. There will be others, and you may want to have both or more so that clients have a choice, but I use them both and they are fine.

    Why would you need your own mail server? Who is hosting the website? Most hosts will offer the opportunity to include it in their offering. Google have just increased their fees but you're looking at about £4 a month for that. I've used it for years, some from when it was free (and still is), some that I pay for now - no issues apart from you can't rate any apps in the Google Play store if you use an account that is a GSuite one.
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      #3
      My developer is saying to consider the long term server for email so that I can archive all emails as I had been a Client professional over last 13 years and want to run a company in future which employs people both globally and off-shore. Thanks for ideas.

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        #4
        I would checkout Slack. It is a service to which you subscribe, but it is not public in the same way Skype is. We switched from Skype to Slack and it is definitely much better.

        Where work happens | Slack
        Last edited by BlasterBates; 21 May 2019, 11:28.
        I'm alright Jack

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          #5
          Originally posted by TechRiskPartners View Post
          Hello

          I tried to find information however ran out of luck.

          I am starting in July and have 2 queries

          1. What is the good choice for a conference / video calling software for contractors and small companies? I am starting solo (some part-time contract role) and at the same time I am trying sell wider services in my core competency to a Client who can't afford my day-rates (and I may not have the bandwidth)

          2. I am have a friend who is building a website for me and asked me to consider a mail server however have no idea about UK market, I was looking for GSuite, do you have any reviews of GSuit or any other recommendations?

          Thanks
          Hmmm, I struggle to see why anyone would want the overhead of running their own email server these days; particularly so for small start-ups.

          I currently use GSuite and it's fine. I opened my account back when it was free, so I don't really care too much if it has rough edges... not that I've noticed any TBH.

          I'd go with Office 365 these days if I were to do it again. Others will no doubt be along with differing opinions, but O365 will do everything that you need and will scale.

          Tell your friend to FRO and to stop costing you money that you don't need to spend.

          Both GSuit and O365 will allow you to brand your email with your own domain name and this will be completely separate from where you choose to host your website.

          HTH.

          PS: I've always found Slack to be a complete PITA TBH. Best avoided IMHO. No offence intended @blaster. Simplify your infrastructure and software landscape as much as possible... you'll thank me down the line when you may need to unpick it all.
          Last edited by wattaj; 21 May 2019, 11:34.
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            #6
            From what I see Slack doesn't have an integrated e-mail, so maybe GSuite is more suitable.
            I'm alright Jack

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              #7
              Originally posted by BlasterBates View Post
              From what I see Slack doesn't have an integrated e-mail, so maybe O365 is more suitable.
              FTFY... OP will thank me later when they have to integrate to a CRM (Dynamics?).
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                #8
                Originally posted by wattaj View Post

                Tell your friend to FRO and to stop costing you money that you don't need to spend.
                He is running a big company and building this for free and expecting some future business from my Client base or custom tool development.

                However Thanks for the idea, O365 sounds good and one-stop-for-all definitely.

                Thanks

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by TechRiskPartners View Post
                  Hello

                  I tried to find information however ran out of luck.

                  I am starting in July and have 2 queries

                  1. What is the good choice for a conference / video calling software for contractors and small companies? I am starting solo (some part-time contract role) and at the same time I am trying sell wider services in my core competency to a Client who can't afford my day-rates (and I may not have the bandwidth)

                  2. I am have a friend who is building a website for me and asked me to consider a mail server however have no idea about UK market, I was looking for GSuite, do you have any reviews of GSuit or any other recommendations?

                  Thanks
                  Office 365.
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                    #10
                    Maybe one day you might actually put a bit of your own effort in rather than expecting everyone else to do it for you.
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