Using a hosted email service means that the burden of maintaining and securing the email server is not yours but the provider's. You can concentrate on your business while the expert at email hosting concentrates on what they do best.
Providers to consider are Microsoft OfficeLive (their premium offering), Google Apps, BlueTie, MI8 webmail.us and many others.
Editor and Technology Evangelist,
Marcel Botha, an entrepreneur working out of an innovative co-working space in Brooklyn, talks about how he was able to rapidly prototype an ergonomically designed baby spoon thanks to 3-D printing technology.