Tag: cloud computing

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DevOps: The Journey to Agility and Where to Get Started

Hidden in the transformative shift to Cloud computing is DevOps, arguably an even more high-impact trend. While the cloud revolutionizes infrastructure, DevOps brings profound changes to the way that the actual cloud-based code is developed and deployed. DevOps (a contraction … Read more…

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The Odd Couple? Cloud Converges IT and the “C-Suite”

They come from two worlds, with individual perspectives. One is guided by revenue and market share – while the other leads with technology innovation. The pair is different, yet each is critical to driving business success. And as technologies like … Read more…

Accelerate your Big Data and Analytics Deployments with the Cloud

Deploying big data and analytics solutions used to require months of planning. From scoping the hardware that you’d run your applications on, working with purchasing to buy servers and software licenses, waiting for hardware to be delivered, installing the servers … Read more…

Ask the Architect Evangelist: Big Data in the Cloud

My role here at CenturyLink is an Architect Evangelist. The practice of evangelism involves creating a transparent, honest, two-way conversation with customers about their business that creates long-term relationships. I collaborate with the engineering, sales, product, and marketing functions of … Read more…

Accelerate Time-to-Value by Focusing on Configuration Management Debt

No one likes debt. It causes anxiety, distracts from daily tasks, and just makes life more complicated. The same goes for IT debt, or the increase in cost for changing software over time. With challenges ranging from configuration management and … Read more…

Capture the Digital Revolution: DevOps Gets You There

In 1790, the world was in the midst of the first industrial revolution.  The evolution from hand production to machines had an impact on every industry – from transportation to mining.  For those who recognized the trend, it meant faster … Read more…

Managed Services and Office 365: A Better Working Environment

For many businesses, managing a full complement of IT services in-house has become costly, complex, and inefficient. Companies of all sizes, in a variety of industries, are seeing the benefits of moving some or all IT functions off premises for a third party to manage. Through managed services, businesses are able to keep IT costs in check, and technology — such as cloud, network, and data solutions — flexible and efficient. So business and IT leaders can focus on the big plans that add value to the organization. Now, for many organizations, managed services make even more business sense: Small and midsize business customers can get Microsoft Office 365 with their new voice and data and managed services bundles — for no extra cost. Read more…

Transforming Networks: A Look at Government IT Challenges

The IT requirements in Washington are vast and complex — much like the government itself. So when it comes to cybersecurity, cloud computing, and IT networks, there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. To better serve the government’s needs, IT leaders within … Read more…