Insights from Day 1 – VMworld 2018

Tens of thousands of partners, customers and IT leaders gathered at VMworld 2018, Las Vegas. The first day feels like a prelude into what to expect for the rest of the show and future trends.

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Why Digital Business Strategies Often Require Hybrid Clouds

Companies today know that the cloud should be part of their IT strategy, but are not always clear on exactly how. Part of the challenge is that different companies are best served by different strategies, and the best approach to use depends on a variety of factors, such as their overall digital business strategy as I wrote about in the first blog in this three-part series, financial resources, IT competencies, workload characteristics, balance of legacy versus cloud-native applications, internal IT cost structure relative to the cloud, achievable economies of scale, reliability and availability targets, opportunities for custom performance engineering and the like.

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Change Your Mind, Change Your Network: Embracing EIS for Government Transformation

One of the greatest challenges of digital transformation is not technical, it’s mental and emotional. Technology never stops evolving. To modernize your infrastructure you have to change your mindset, because you will always be evolving what you do and how you do it. You’re never done.

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The Retail Network Foundations of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation in retail

With digital transformation accelerating the pace of change, retailers must take a long-view approach to re-engineering customer experience or risk becoming obsolete. Analysts from IDC Retail Insights will be providing a series of thought leadership guest blogs on the state of digital business transformation for today’s retailers and the key IT pillars to optimize the digital journey.

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Digital Business Accelerates a Smart and Connected Global Economy

The global economy is becoming more digital, more intelligent and more interconnected every day, whether one considers the percentage of the workforce employed in digital industries, the percentage that is digitally skilled, the percentage of products and services that have been digitalized, growth in IP traffic and interconnection bandwidth, the percentage of global population that is on net, or almost any other metric.

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Join Us at NGAUS 2018 in New Orleans

Talk of the summer heat and humidity may seem to dominate workplace chatter around water coolers this time of year, but for those who work for government agencies, cyber threats are an even hotter topic. Case in point is the Army National Guard, which needs to be able to securely connect dispersed users, teams and equipment during national emergencies via any communications medium. That’s why CenturyLink is heading south to New Orleans for the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) National Conference, from August 24-27, 2018.

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What to Watch for at VMworld 2018!

VMworld 2018 is right around the corner! I look forward to this event every year, and I am especially pumped about the event this year. CenturyLink has a lot of exciting events planned for the week. Here are some of the highlights!

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Is Your Business a Botnet Target?


Pop Quiz: What’s the fastest-growing crime in the United States? If you answered cyberattacks, you’re correct. Cybersecurity awareness is the first step toward protecting your enterprise. The second step is to shore up your cybersecurity defenses. Right now. Today.

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