1971 Disruptive Technology Event That Changed History

In October 1971, a programmer working on a secret government project called ARPANET did something new. He sent the first-ever email message.

The programmer was Ray Tomlinson and according to later interviews, nobody asked him to do it and he didn’t think much of it at the time. He just thought it was neat.

It took over 2 years for people to grasp the fundamental paradigm change represented by Tomlinson’s vision. By that time, more than 70% of all ARPANET traffic was email.

Today, 2.5 million email messages per second are sent on ARPANET’s successor – the Internet.

What’s so powerful about email is that it offers a highly efficient and effectively zero cost means of communication to anywhere in the world that has an Internet connection. Today, any business or organization needs email to work effectively so it’s important that you have a robust and highly reliable email system that is secure, capable of being backed up, manageable, and able to handle a variety of message and attachment types. This would rule out free email services – although those are fine for personal use. But organizations need a professional, commercial solution. At MicroData we recommend Microsoft’s Exchange – either in it’s Cloud form, Office 365, or as a local server solution.

Through the end of April, we’ve got a special offer for Office 365 email. Activate a new O365 email subscription with us and your first month of service is free. With prices as low as $4 per user/month, there’s no reason for any organization not to have a secure, flexible, and full-featured email solution.

Contact us at www.microdata.com for more information or to get started with your own Office 365 solution.


 

Author: Glenn

President & CEO
MicroData