Tag: IT

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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 … Read more…

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Which IT Services Should Be Managed?

Managed IT services can take away some IT headaches for a set monthly fee. But some operations may be too important for a company to give up. How can you decide which IT services to hand over to a third … Read more…

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Disaster Recovery 2017: Making a List, Checking It Twice

With days growing shorter and the holiday season upon us, it’s time to reflect on the challenges and opportunities we faced in 2016. This analysis is particularly effective as enterprises align for a new IT reality fueled by the digital … Read more…

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Multi-Cloud: The New IT Reality

It’s no longer a question of “IF” businesses will adopt cloud computing, but to “what degree”. In the coming years, global organizations will be required to make some tough decisions about existing and future cloud applications and investments. And while demand … Read more…

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Moving from Compliance to Threat-Based Security Programs

In my experience working with enterprises of different sizes, security managers usually face a choice between compliance and advanced threat-based security countermeasures. In this article, I explore how to navigate this tension and improve your overall security and compliance posture … Read more…

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Security Clears the Way to Cloud

In the past, IT security was the biggest roadblock to public cloud adoption. The potential lack of control over proprietary information was enough to deter any organization from moving sensitive data to the cloud. But recent, innovative advances to cloud … Read more…

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CenturyLink and Cloudera Expand Alliance Around Big Data

Recently, we announced an expanded strategic alliance with Cloudera  to deliver Big Data as-a-service (BDaaS) – making it easier for organizations to effectively gain value from their data. As a Cloudera Preferred Partner, CenturyLink’s IT Services team is delivering a … Read more…

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What MiFID II Means for the IT Department in 2016

I wrote previously about what MiFID meant for the IT department and since then we have had the referendum and there are now new considerations to be made by businesses, so I have updated this blog. If you manage IT … Read more…