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December 21, 2011

EarthLink acquires IT Solution Center, hosted application business from Synergy

Acquires relationships with approx 120 VARs that currently sell the Solution Center and hosted application services

By CBR Staff Writer

IT services and communications provider EarthLink has completed the acquisition of the IT Solution Center and hosted application business from IT products, services and offerings provider Synergy Global Solutions.

EarthLink has acquired Synergy’s IT Solution Center which is comprised of a help desk, network operations centre and remote technical management and support across a wide range of networking and operating system platforms.

EarthLink has also acquired Synergy’s cloud-based application service, which provides end-to-end hosted IT capabilities for the environmental services vertical market.

Under the agreement, EarthLink acquires relationships with approximately 120 Value Added Resellers (VARs) that currently sell the Solution Center and hosted application services and the remaining Synergy’s Value Added Reseller business will continue to distribute the IT Solution Center services and other EarthLink services as an EarthLink business partner.

Synergy Global Solutions will continue to provide products, service maintenance and professional services for its existing customers in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania.

Synergy president Clark Crook joins EarthLink as vice-president of Solution Center Services. In addition to managing EarthLink’s Solution Center, Crook will also be responsible for deploying these capabilities throughout the company’s distribution channels and the Solution Center support specialists and engineers will join the EarthLink team.

EarthLink Managed Services executive vice-president Brian Fink said with the close of the strategic acquisition, EarthLink intends to leverage the Solution Center’s competency providing leading-edge IT support services and rapidly expand these nationwide in combination with EarthLink’s cloud, security and network connectivity solution to its customers.

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"Adding such a skilled and seasoned team, with years of IT services expertise, will be a major benefit as we integrate this offering into our managed services portfolio," said Fink.

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