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A Transformative Year: Best Blogs of 2017 on Digital Transformation

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As 2017 draws to a close, it is worth looking back at what topics garnered the most interest over the past year. We covered many different aspects of digital transformation in the past 12 months – from how to build your strategy to highlights from our global study of enterprises with 451 Research to tips for overcoming roadblocks. Here were the ten that rose to the top:

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Software Defined Anything

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Software-Defined Networking – as a technology approach – is not really new. Companies from all over the globe have been talking about SDN for almost a decade now. But its impact is still growing and changing the dynamic of how IT professionals do their jobs and how network decisions affect the business.

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Digital Transformation for Competitive Advantage

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Earlier this year, we asked companies “What is the single biggest threat to your business?” The consensus across the board was that digital technology is transforming the competitive landscape. Companies such as Amazon, Airbnb, Uber, and Ally Bank are turning industries on their heads by utilizing digital technology to fundamentally change the way they deliver services and engage with customers. While this initially presents a threat to traditional markets, it also opens up a range of opportunities for companies willing to rethink how they do business. How far are you willing to go to make your company competitive in this era of digital revolution?

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It’s All in the Clouds

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For many, when you mention the term “clouds,” they think of hurricanes, tornadoes and storms. In aviation, pilots are trained to never fly into a cloud as they can often destroy the plane. To help pilots and those earthbound, meteorologists help guide them and others to safety.

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The CIOs Journey to the Cloud: Cloud Hero or Cloud Zero?

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Like most human capacities, IT capabilities do not come in only two varieties: good or bad. They exist on a continuum of proficiency. When you are just starting out on your digital transformation strategy you won’t be a hero at everything. But you can get better at the things you choose to develop your proficiency in and progress across the continuum from zero to hero.

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Are You Ready for re:Invent 2017? We are.

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AWS re:Invent 2017 is slated to be bigger than ever – with more than 40,000 in-person attendees and more than 50,000 live-streaming viewers anticipated. It’s AWS’ largest global cloud conference – and it’s gearing up to be the focal point of the industry next week.

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How to better protect your organization against cyber attacks

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There are new cybersecurity breaches making headlines every day. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the cost of cybercrime is mounting and will top $6 trillion annually in 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. The average cost of a single ransomware incident is more than $713,000.

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Industry awards recognize newly merged CenturyLink/Level 3

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The new combination of CenturyLink and Level 3 has much to be thankful for this season, including a raft of awards received at the MEF17 networking conference in Orlando this week. The awards highlight service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation. Our employees work tirelessly to provide innovative services and solutions to our customers and we are proud and humbled to receive such recognition.

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