First Technology is one of South Africa's leading single-source providers of IT products and solutions. Because email is a business critical tool internally and for its customers, First Technology deployed Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 in its own production environment to understand and experience the latest architecture and capabilities. The deployment will instill confidence in its customers that First Technology can replicate and manage this latest technology. First Technology plans to upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and Microsoft Lync Server 2013 in the near future. It will also upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013.