Global data networking carrier Equant has launched a new Application Service Provider (ASP) service and will host packages running under Microsoft Exchange, Windows NT and Windows 2000, when this ships.
The company also plans to host IBM's Lotus Notes and Domino in future.
The service is aimed at organisations with more than 1,000 users, but Laurence Huntley, Equant's executive vice president of marketing, said it might target smaller companies at a later date.
According to the Gartner Group, renting applications from an ASP could save companies with 5,000 users 40 per cent per year of the costs associated with owning a standalone messaging environment.
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