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EarthLink Products in the News – IT Services and independenceIT

EarthLink recently launched its new EarthLink Business® IT Services suite of solutions. Following our late 2011 nationwide release of the EarthLink Complete™ suite of business voice, data, and Internet solutions, the launch of EarthLink’s IT Services enables customers to streamline their internal IT resources and offerings by leveraging our comprehensive mix of IT and security experts in an enterprise class data center.
“This product suite sets the foundation for customers to participate in the next era of business information technology, where everyone will have access to vast amounts of information in the cloud. Once only available to large enterprises with big IT staffs, we can now offer the benefits of virtualization to businesses of all sizes,” said Brian Fink, EarthLink Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Read more.

The new IT Services core offerings includes virtualization services (cloud hosting, dedicated server, backup/disaster recovery, web hosting), managed security services (network/cloud security, endpoint /device security, compliance & enhanced monitoring, business continuity and disaster recovery), connectivity services (MPLS, voice & data), application services (secure email, email archivingemail encryption, secure file transfer portal), managed desktop support (monitoring, patch management, virtual help desk), and data center services (managed space and power).

Also on the IT Services front, on March 6th information technology services company independenceIT announced that later this spring, EarthLink Business® will offer its Total Freedom™ Workspace and Instant Freedom™ Workspace solutions as a part of its IT Services offerings.

“independenceIT’s cloud desktop workspace solutions will give our customers the flexibility they need to rapidly transition their businesses to the cloud,” said Brian Fink, EarthLink Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. “The cost, access and technological advantages of cloud computing are well-documented; being able to offer our customers these advantages without forcing them to change how they work or the programs they work with is of tremendous value.” Read more.

EarthLink will issue its own press release as we prepare to go to market with the solution.

The news has generated quite a media buzz, including these articles:

EarthLink Implements Land Grab Strategy for Business IT Services
Telecompetitor – February 29, 2012
EarthLink is undergoing a well-documented transition from a legacy ISP to an integrated service provider focused on business services. They’ve made a couple of acquisitions, including Deltacom, to help accelerate this transition. Read more at http://www.telecompetitor.com/earthlink-implements-land-grab-strategy-for-business-it-services/

EarthLink’s iIT partnership taps into the mobile nature of its business customers
Fierce Telecom – March 7, 2012
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/earthlinks-iit-partnership-taps-mobile-nature-its-business-customers/2012-03-07

EarthLink Business IT Services Suite Unveiled
TMCnet – March 6, 2012
http://virtualization.tmcnet.com/topics/virtualization/articles/273647-earthlink-business-it-services-suite-unveiled.htm

New EarthLink Deal Lets Partners Sell Cloud Desktop Service
Channel Partners – March 6, 2012
http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/news/2012/03/new-earthlink-deal-lets-partners-sell-virtual-des.aspx

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About Pamela O'Connor

Pamela O'Connor
Pam O’Connor, Corporate Communications Manager for EarthLink, has more than a decade of proven marketing communications and public relations experience in corporate, non-profit and agency environments. As a marketing consultant, she’s advised clients ranging from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to SAS Institute. Pam is a recipient of the Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award recognizing innovative business practice in North Carolina. She earned her Master of Science from the London School of Economics and her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is active in many philanthropic organizations, including Greyhound Rescue of North Carolina, The Wake County Autism Society, and PlayMakers Repertory Company.