Why EarthLink needs Wi-Fi to work
The acquisition will further accelerate EarthLinks strategic transformation into an IT services provider with a strong presence in the cloud virtualization market, providing IT products and services to middle-market customers. The acquisition of CenterBeam will fast-track our IT Services product development by providing us with critical scale and complementary product capabilities geared towards our multi-location business target market, said EarthLink chairman and CEO Rolla P. Huff. CenterBeams advanced set of products, tools and processes will enable us to quickly bring a robust set of remote managed IT Services and collaboration services to market. Additionally, CenterBeams IT Support Center will provide expertise, scale and redundancy to our existing EarthLink TechCare remote help desk. With this acquisition, EarthLink intends to accelerate its product capabilities for hosted collaboration services and unified end point management services.
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In a recent report in which he downgraded EarthLink to “sector underperformer,” he observed that “the company does not have a lot of experience in managing these different facilities-based services. The history of many of these facilities-based networks is that they cost more and take longer to develop than managements expect.” “I disagree,” says Betty. “Managing networks is something we can do.” Betty points out that EarthLink already manages the network infrastructure that it rents, and could apply the same expertise to networks it builds. EarthLink has also added more network-management expertise with its New Edge Networks acquisition. Still, Betty is placing a large bet on his team’s ability to run networks.
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Webcast A live Webcast of the conference call will be available at: http://ir.earthlink.net/index.cfm . Replay#: Replay available from 11:30 a.m. ET on November 5 through 12:00 midnight on November 12, 2013.
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