EarthLink's iIT partnership taps into the mobile nature of its business customers

EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) has established a partnership with independenceIT (iIT) that to enable its business customers to bring applications and data to the cloud over both fixed (PCs) and mobile devices (smart phones and tablet computers).

Staying true to its solution approach to solving business customer problems, EartrhLink will offer its customers iIT's Total Freedom Workspace and Instant Freedom Workspace solutions as part of its IT Service offerings.

Having built a growing fiber-based IP/MPLS network coupled with a growing set of managed services, EarthLink Business IT Services believes iIT's solution will complement its suite of managed virtualization, security, application and support services.

What's valuable about this agreement is that it plays into the increasingly mobile nature of the business user. EarthLink IT customers will be able access their essential business applications and data in the cloud from any device.

Under the terms of the agreement, iIT will become one of EarthLink's Technology Partners, allowing it to extend its own customer's access to EarthLink's Cloud Infrastructure as a Service offering and IT Data Center Services.

For more:
- see the release

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