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Optimize Your Connection to the Microsoft Cloud

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Secure connectivity to the cloud has never been more in demand. Companies want to tap into pay-per-use and scalable cloud-based solution providers, but have been reluctant to use these platforms for business-critical applications. They fear performance and security issues related to public Internet access are not acceptable for critical workloads. To overcome these concerns, many companies are looking for more secure and predictable connections into leading cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure and Office365. For many businesses, Microsoft’s operating systems and ... Read More »

It Pays to Put Your Head in the Cloud

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When most people think about switching their voice services to the cloud they go straight to the bottom line. They look at total cost of ownership, reduction in labor cost and how much they could save. While important, this approach is short sited.  Through in depth discussions and analysis with hundreds of businesses we have determined that even greater benefits can be attained through improved productivity, efficiency and increased revenue. The most compelling being increased revenue, because after all, what business doesn’t ... Read More »

EarthLink’s Entrepreneurial Spirit is Alive and Well

It’s easy to feel like an entrepreneur when you just start out. That was certainly the case for EarthLink nearly 20 years ago, when we took the dial-up Internet market by storm. Times have certainly changed. EarthLink remains a major presence in tech, and we continue to deliver dial-up and high-speed Internet to consumers nationwide. And as Mike Toplisek, EVP of Sales and Marketing at EarthLink alluded to in a recent Atlanta Tech Edge television interview, it’s surprising how many ... Read More »

Move Past Your “Cloud Objections” for the Good of your Company

As fast as cloud computing has been growing, as much as virtually everyone in IT acknowledges that the Cloud is the future, many companies are still sitting on the sidelines, not quite ready to commit to the Cloud, even though they know they’re missing out on substantial benefits. Why? …They have “Cloud Objections.” IT staff, especially at larger companies, generally have a good idea of the benefits of virtualization and the Cloud. But some in IT at small companies (and ... Read More »

Cloud Computing is Less of a Gamble with a Central Point of Control

Las Vegas. In many ways, it was the perfect forum to put the topic of outsourcing IT services on the table at the recent 451 Cloud Transformation Summit (see video above). That’s because, particularly for IT players in the middle market, outsourcing your IT to the cloud and a managed service provider can feel like an awfully big gamble. And while the mid-market seems the most risk-averse (and therefore reluctant to take things to the next level in cloud hosting), ... Read More »