The Third Industrial Revolution is a time of digital transformations.This is a creative time for businesses large and small. New firms can rely on pre-existing digital infrastructure to jumpstart their own business models. Established firms can remake themselves. Outsourcing allows everyone to focus precisely on what they do best. What was once clearly a tangible product is now deliverable as a service with a new cost structure and no expiration date.
IDC's Nav Chander discusses common network challenges that software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) addresses and how it provides new capabilities for handling changing network patterns from cloud applications and for improving connectivity to branch locations by using any access network.
The bandwidth-intensive workloads of today’s business that are being driven by cloud computing, virtualization and “information-based” strategies require reliable, high-availability networks to ensure real-time business continuity. IDC details how a hybrid networking approach to connectivity can help you meet these growing demands so you can achieve your goals of optimal application performance and increased business agility.
Cloud computing is merging with the enterprise network to create a new approach to computing—hybrid networks. Learn how hybrid networks can transform the way you manage IT resources to become a better strategic partner in your organization.
The network is the backbone of your digital transformation strategy, and it’s the nervous system of your entire organization. With an increase in cloud computing and mobility more traffic than ever before is flowing over networks.
Getting started with Big Data projects doesn’t have to be challenging. There are three common challenges most businesses run up against. Our Chief Knowledge Officer explains how modern technologies can help.
A Forrester Research Report asks and provides insights into the question of whether your company is ready to migrate its big data project from test to full production. Forrester provides insights and answers to help make that transition successfully.
Big data projects based in the cloud or on managed services enable companies to accelerate time-to-insight by rapidly acquiring and scaling big data infrastructure that previously had to be built from scratch.
Virtualized enterprise apps open up a plethora of new functions and capabilities and the race is on to create easy, secure, private cloud virtualized infrastructure that’s robust and intuitive. Providers whose offerings were once specific to telecom, security, cloud infrastructure or disaster recovery, for example, are now taking on more and more responsibilities to create one-stop shops for IT.
If you plan your cloud migration well, the payoff will be a more efficient and innovative IT organization that delivers a competitive advantage to your business. Focus on agility, look closely for the cloud that best fits your organization’s goals and culture, model out the full support lifecycle, carefully choose the apps that migrate, and double-down on your people! If you do all of that, you’ll realize the benefits the cloud has to offer.
The CenturyLink Cloud® executes on a shared vision to deliver a global service at scale. Operations, Development, Product, Marketing, and Sales work together, collaborating with distributed teams in rapid iterations. Whether an established enterprise or a startup, you'll find practical advice that helps take DevOps principles and turn them into meaningful action.
Development processes have undergone a radical time compression and reduction of wasteful steps to produce functioning software. Here are three common models that are having an impact on the business, enabling increased speed to market.
The rampant use of business-oriented applications in the cloud by employees to increase their efficiency and productivity is a clarion call to IT leaders: “This company’s technology is so old, clumsy and stitched together that I’m going to make it look like I’m using it, but I’m really working my smartphone’s apps under the desk.”
Sense customer behavior changes across all customer touch points, especially mobile and social — and turbo-charge deployment and evolution of digital customer experience technologies with cloud and managed services.
The foundation for CenturyLink's long-standing strategic plan for its application portfolio is to “cap and grow”. Driven by both natural IT strategic evolution and numerous acquisitions, we’re “capping” our investments in many legacy systems and retiring others, while “growing” our investments in existing and new, strategic applications.
Big data applications have a number of unique characteristics. IT professionals should seek to leverage existing practices, architectures, and expertise whenever possible, treating big data as one more application in their corporate portfolio.
Corporate websites are the most valuable marketing assets in promoting an organization's brand. In order to bring customers to a web page and convert browsers to buyers, even small delays can cost millions.