As part of the EarthLink team that recently returned from this week’s National Retail Federation Tradeshow (NRF) in New York City, I continue to be impressed by the caliber of exhibitors, speakers and attendees at the show. For the 6th year, EarthLink returned as an exhibitor at this most prestigious event attended by more than 20,000 retailers. Retailers rely on technology to give them a competitive edge, and NRF is the ideal venue for EarthLink to showcase our uniquely scalable IT and communications infrastructure solutions tailored to store size, application needs and seasonal changes. Retail is a key market for our company and we are keenly focused on solving its unique industry challenges by offering maintenance and service level agreements aligned to support retail hours and peak seasons and the affordable blended access and integrated security services that support PCI compliance.
While at NRF, EarthLink executives met with prospects and the media and hosted customers GNC and Advance Auto Parts and partners IBM and ANXeBusiness Corp in our booth. News of EarthLink’s new comprehensive Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for large, distributed national retailers was covered in Monday’s Show Daily on page 5. Click our Retail webpage to view all three press releases announced at NRF, including the upcoming launch of our PCI Compliance Solution, and the ongoing success of EarthLink’s Operation Cash Register.