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Creating a Safer Cloud Infrastructure with Managed Security Solutions – Part 1

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One of the questions I’m asked most often is, “Why do we need a Managed Security Provider, and how can a third party MSSP manage our applications and infrastructure better than the people who designed and built them?” The same people often go on to ask if the cloud makes a managed security solution less important than it was before, since another third party provider is now in charge of serving up and presumably safeguarding your data. The realities of the ... Read More »

Windows XP has reached its end of life

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“Microsoft provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But the time came for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences. As a result, technical assistance for Windows XP is no longer available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft has also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP. (If you already have ... Read More »

Don’t Get Stuck in a Cloud – Stay Flexible

In my last article, I discussed the reality that cloud services are not branded-but-indistinguishable commodities, and doing your research to see which company fits you best is a smart alternative to going for the cheapest price. Now I’m going to speak briefly about EarthLink Business, and take a high level look at what we are selling. Given that we provide such a large portfolio of business services (IT services, cloud services, network services, managed security services, managed support services, professional services, hosted applications, etc) it’s ... Read More »

EarthLink’s Rolla Huff Speaks at Bloomberg’s ‘Next Big Thing’ Summit

“Different horses for different courses” was the end note on the panel, “How Software is Eating Everything & the Future of the Network” on Monday, June 18, where EarthLink’s Chairman and CEO Rolla P. Huff joined Michael Gregoire, CEO at CA Technologies, and Sanjay Poonen, President and Head of the mobile division of SAP AG, in a fascinating discussion about the outlook for software development, the cloud, mobile technology and the security issues they raise. Special thanks to Bloomberg’s Peter ... Read More »

EarthLink Ranks #1 on MSPmentor’s List of Top Managed Service Providers

As evidence of EarthLink’s transformation into a leading integrated communications and IT services provider comes news this week that the company has landed the prestigious #1 position on MSPmentor’s 6th annual World’s Top Managed Service Providers (MSPs) List! Click here to view our top ranking on this prestigious global list. As the editors of MSPmentor stated, “EarthLink has quietly transformed itself from an ISP . . . into a full-blown MSP. Big areas of focus include managed voice, cloud hosting ... Read More »