Author Archives: Chris Burt

About Chris Burt

Chris Burt is a WHIR contributor and writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He can be found on Twitter @afakechrisburt.

Endurance International Group Names Jeffrey H. Fox New CEO

Endurance International Group has announced that its board of directors has appointed Jeffrey H. Fox as president and chief executive officer, effective August 22. Fox, who will also join the company’s board of directors, succeeds Endurance founder Hari Ravichandran. “Jeff’s extensive experience leading strategy and operations for organizations in the… Read More

GoDaddy Launches Premium WordPress Support

In a natural extension of a series of WordPress-related acquisitions, product releases and updates, GoDaddy has announced the launch of WP Premium Support. The new offering is intended to help small businesses quickly and easily fix, update and optimize WordPress sites, the company says, with a large team of WordPress… Read More

Endurance International Group Reports Mixed Q2 Results

Constant Contact continues to drive revenue growth for Endurance International Group, which reported mixed results on Tuesday amidst a transition that includes a search for a new CEO. The company announced 2017 Q2 revenue of $292.3 million, a 0.5 percent year-over-year gain, and earnings per share of $-0.29. The quarterly revenue… Read More

Cloud Service Provider Skills Training and Certifications Guide

The certificate launched on Monday, combined with the expansion of its OpenStack administration course, will cover new capabilities in the latest release

Update, July 24: A previous version of this article referenced an outdated Google cloud certification.  The shortage of skilled, certified applicants for IT jobs is well documented. Professionals in cybersecurity, cloud and other areas of IT are in high demand around the world, and companies, governments, educational institutions and industry… Read More

BC Partners Acquires PlusServer from GoDaddy in €400M Deal

GoDaddy has reached an agreement to sell managed hosting provider PlusServer to funds advised by BC Partners for €397 million ($456 million), the company announced Tuesday. PlusServer is based in Cologne, Germany, and was acquired by GoDaddy as part of the €1.69 billion Host Europe Group (HEG) deal in December.… Read More