EarthLink Earns Awards from Miami Latin Chamber of Commerce, Cloud Computing magazine

We are all truly gratified by news of two awards EarthLink earned recently. First, EarthLink Business® Cloud Hosting earned a 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award presented by Cloud Computing Magazine. The Cloud Computing Excellence Awards recognize companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market. “Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC is proud to announce EarthLink as a recipient of the second annual Cloud Computing Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC. “EarthLink’s Cloud Hosting solution has demonstrated innovation as well as the ability to improve the cloud.”

We chose to highlight our solution for independenceIT (iIT), a fast-growing cloud provider that enables VARs, ISVs and MSPs to provision, deploy and support cloud services. Our full case study and press release detailing this EarthLink Cloud Hosting solution are available to download.

And in Miami, FL, EarthLink earned the prestigious 2012 Innovation in Technology Award from the Latin Chamber of Commerce. The award recognized our community involvement in helping minority groups bridge the digital divide by offering technologically sound products at a strong value. Pictured here accepting the award are Miami Branch Manager Nelson Tarke with Luis Emiliani, Account Executive and Jose Matto, Premier Account Manager. “It was an honor to represent EarthLink in receiving such a prestigious award from one of the most influential groups in the Miami area,” said Nelson. “We were also recognized by Commissioner William Gort, who presented the award.”

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EarthLink’s Mike Toplisek Interviewed for Influential ‘Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing’ Series

EarthLink’s own Mike Toplisek, Executive Vice President of Products and Marketing, was interviewed recently by influential author, entrepreneur and technology consultant Sramana Mitra as part of her ’Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing’ series focused on the strategies of major companies around cloud computing and SaaS in an effort to provide both historical perspectives and the outlook for the market. Mitra is the founder of the One Million by One Million global initiative and the author of VisionIndia 2020 among other several other books demystifying entrepreneurship.

Toplisek is particularly interested in focusing on how IT and cloud services offer entrepreneurs a leg up, enabling start-ups to more rapidly and nimbly enter the marketplace. The following is an excerpt from his fascinating discussion with Mitra.

“It’s about empowerment. We’re driving more toward that. We have a business with an existing cost structure that enables us to provide human touch as needed. We’ll service our customers in the way that they want to be serviced, but more and more, the way they want to be serviced is by being empowered to make the changes without having to deal with a human touch. That is where most of our investment and research and development are going, into that MyLink™ control panel . . . it also enables businesses to compete and allows them to compete more fiercely. I think it’s helping to foster an environment that’ll be stronger than ever for startup businesses and small businesses to grow because of all of this technology.” – Mike Toplisek, EarthLink Executive Vice President of Products and Marketing

Read the entire interview here, http://www.sramanamitra.com/2012/08/16/thought-leaders-in-cloud-computing-mike-toplisek-evp-product-and-marketing-earthlink-part-1/

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