From the Wires
Consolidated Communications Selects independenceIT’s Cloud Workspace
By: Business Wire
Dec. 17, 2012 08:11 AM
independenceIT® (iIT), provider of the complete Cloud Workspace™, today announced that Consolidated Communications® (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading communications provider, has chosen iIT’s Cloud Workspace Platform to provide cloud solutions to its small and mid-sized business (SMB) customers.
The solutions will be made available as part of Consolidated Communications’ business services offerings. With iIT, Consolidated will have the ability to provide scalable cloud solutions that address businesses’ problems quickly and effectively. Rather than relying on lengthy deployments and integrations with on-premise hardware, customers can instantly transition their entire IT infrastructure to a feature-rich cloud, enabling them to pay for only what they consume. Business customers will now have the ability to quickly and easily access all of their business applications and data in the cloud from any device at any time on Consolidated Communications’ Cloud Workspace.
“independenceIT brings unique capabilities to the table,” said Rob Koester, Director of Marketing for Consolidated Communications. "We’re very excited about adding the iIT platform to our product line. The Consolidated Communications small business customer will be the real beneficiary, as they are now able to combine our best of breed communication service packages with a comprehensive cloud offering," added Koester.
The Cloud Workspace allows companies to create a customized solution that seamlessly combines any collection of business applications, off-the-shelf software, custom applications and deliver it to any Internet-connected device, while also providing customers with the security and support of Fortune 500 IT infrastructure.
In a world where “cloud computing” is the latest buzz word; the Cloud Workspace platform has been delivering virtual desktop solutions for more than a decade. The Cloud Workspace currently supports 350 different custom and off-the-shelf applications that are the foundation of a customers’ business success. Additionally, the Cloud Workspace platform and process has rigid quality controls and maintains security and business continuity practices that adhere to SSAE 16 SOC II compliance standards.
“Mobility and on-demand access to key applications and company information is the hallmark of today’s business world. Small and mid-sized businesses need affordable IT solutions that give them these advantages,” said Charles Buck, CEO and co-founder, independenceIT. “The Cloud Workspace Platform is the answer and the reason why iIT has been selected multiple times this year by the telecommunications community,” Buck added.
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. is a leading communications provider within its six state operations of California, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Texas. Headquartered in Mattoon, IL, the Company has been providing services in many of its markets for over a century. With one of the highest quality networks in the industry, the company offers a wide range of communications services including IP-based digital and high definition television, high speed internet, Voice over IP, carrier access, directory publishing and local and long distance service.
independenceIT (iIT) is an industry leading technology company that enables VARs, ISVs and MSPs to provision and support cloud services through its award-winning cloud services management platform. For more than a decade, iIT has successfully delivered the complete cloud workspace and facilitated organizations’ rapid transition away from traditional IT to quickly realize the cost savings and operational advantages of the cloud. Please visit www.independenceit.com for additional information.
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