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Questions on SDN and NFV? Follow these Industry Analysts on Twitter!

Two technologies are changing the way IT manages and uses data networks: Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networks (SDN). Both are enabling enterprises to use data networks to become more agile, cost efficient and innovative. And while there’s no … Read more…

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Improving Network Services Pays Dividends for Local Banks

As leading influencers, large financial institutions such as JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo regularly dominate the headlines. While small in comparison to their mammoth cousins, local regional banks offer high-value services vital to both individuals and small businesses in … Read more…

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IDC Analyst Insight: The Business Challenges of Hybrid IT

Hybrid IT isn’t just about the cloud. With ever increasing challenges to support employees, partners, and customers in a rapidly evolving data-intensive world, business strategy needs to include a broader concept of hybrid IT that involves a full range of … Read more…

Journey to the Cloud: Rethinking the IT & LOB Relationship

A series on CenturyLink’s Information Technology team’s move into the cloud It’s not often that you get to rethink your most basic mission as an IT department. But, that’s the opportunity we got when CenturyLink IT made a commitment to … Read more…

Data to Decisions – Welcoming Cognilytics to the CenturyLink Team

Is your organization discovering that like cloud, big data is really, really hard? Depending on who you listen to, organizations are using big data to analyze a small fraction of their data or none at all. Why? The influx of … Read more…

Why Your Business Needs Its Own App Store

Welcome to Fresh Tech Market. May I take your order? Yes, I’ll have the CDN package with 2GB of private peering, but hold the IPv4. I only need IPv6, and my two developers will have their own instance of hyperscale … Read more…

Success in Store for Retailers Embracing Technology

Technology is inherent in online retail. From start to finish, online merchants rely on tech and data to make sales — and keep selling. When it comes to brick-and-mortar retail, however, innovation and commerce haven’t always been so connected. But … Read more…

Why Creative Crowdsourcing Is Good For Business

You see it every day on your online networks…

A business contact asks for recommendations for an open position. An old college buddy asks for restaurant suggestions in a popular city. A parent at your child’s school asks for summer camp reviews.

There’s a name for this type of request: crowdsourcing. And it’s not limited to people in your social networks. This method of seeking resources from the masses is part of a larger trend — one that enterprises are adopting to drive innovation and boost business. Read more…