Strategic Partnerships Provide a Model for Building Mutual Value Through Alliances


The need to provide seamless connectivity and always-on network reliability has become increasingly important with the rampant growth rate of data consumption. According to figures in Cisco’s 2017 Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast, annual global IP traffic will reach 3.3 ZB (Zettabytes) by 2021, an increase from 1.2 ZB in 2016. To give you a sense of the magnitude of this, 1 ZB is the equivalent to data on 250 billion DVDs. We’re looking at a 3x increase in five years – and a 127x increase since 2005!

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Success Through Simplification: Harnessing the Power of Cisco Meraki


Success through simplification. That’s the key to the world’s most powerful IT networks. While today’s infrastructures are more advanced than ever before, true business value is only derived by eliminating complexity from the enterprise.

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When Ransomware Strikes…What’s Your Backup Plan?


In the wake of one of the most recent ransomware threats, IT security experts are already re-emphasizing the number one rule of data protection – never pay attackers.  Most IT leaders agree – sending money to release data creates bigger problems down the road – labelling “soft targets” and perpetuating criminal behavior. When cyberattacks like WannaCry hit your business, it’s best to have a data backup plan.

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Your CenturyLink Quick Guide to Cisco Live 2017


We can drive change or be driven by it. At this year’s Cisco Live event in Las Vegas, June 25 to 29, CenturyLink is rocking booth 2915, showing firsthand the transformational tools you need to be the catalyst for change in your organization. You’ll find our all-star CenturyLink Enterprise Business team ready to roll up our sleeves and talk you through speeding up and simplifying your digital transformation.

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Help Wanted: Filling the Cybersecurity Skills Gap


If you believe the hype (and you should!), businesses are being overwhelmed by cybersecurity threats. Whether challenged by the latest malware or a DDoS onslaught, only those companies fully staffed and prepared come out unscathed. By some estimates, more than 460,000 pieces of ransomware were detected last year – with the average demand amount equaling $1,000. The recent “WannaCry” ransomware is a perfect example of how quickly vulnerabilities can be exploited by malware and how much damage can be done.

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HPE Discover and the Power of the Green Conversation Starters


Conference season is in full swing, and thank goodness I had comfortable dress shoes to endure the 22 miles I walked last week at HPE Discover. Now that I’ve had a chance to catch my breath and as I prepare for follow-up meetings with some great organizations I met with while there, I want to take a minute to reflect on what all this hustle and bustle is really about. At the most basic level, these are the results the incredible team of CenturyLink staff and our amazing partners are working toward.

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The Evolution of Cloud Workload Management


As the cloud computing market continues to mature, different voices with different opinions emerge. Current and potential cloud adopters look to experts, vendors and other users to point out strengths and downfalls of the technology. How does cloud fit into enterprise IT?

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Case Study: Life Time Builds a Healthy Way of Life with Technology


Like most large enterprises today, the core strength of Life Time is its brand and the key to making that brand successful is the digital technology that supports its entire business from the back office to the gym floor. Life Time relies on integrated, managed digital solutions from CenturyLink to provide reliable network access for its members, access to state-of-the-art fitness tools for its trainers, and a secure, reliable data solution for the entire enterprise. This digital transformation gives the popular fitness brand a competitive edge in an increasingly data-driven and bandwidth dependent business.

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