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  • August 13, 2018

    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...View Post

  • August 9, 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...View Post

  • August 8, 2018

    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...View Post

  • August 8, 2018

    Moving from manual processes to scalable alternatives can relieve a lot of pressure from your business. But making the move can still be a slow and painstaking process. When business is growing and you’re focused on maintaining your momentum, you don’t want to get sidetracked because your technology and tools can’t keep pace...View Post

  • August 8, 2018

    As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more and more embedded within our lives and businesses, it’s also changing the way teams across industries approach their work. In this post, we look at how the IoT is changing the nature of remote work and breaking down the divide between “the office” and “the field"...View Post

  • August 8, 2018

    One of the main reasons why business owners look for more capital is to expand – and ironically, over-expanding can lead to a whole set of problems. Yet a cramped, non-ideal workspace can actually cramp output. A recent study by CoStar Group found that buildings in Manhattan with best-in-class digital infrastructure were able to charge as much as $7.50 per square foot for office space rental...View Post

  • August 8, 2018

    We’re told we’re supposed to have an income source in retirement outside of Social Security, since those benefits alone aren’t enough to live on. For most of us, that means establishing a nest egg in the form of an IRA, 401(k), or both. But a large number of small-business owners have a different sort of backup plan for covering the bills in retirement: their businesses...View Post

  • August 8, 2018

    When you run a business, you do all that you can to save as much money as possible. Doing everything from reusing equipment to switching out the lightbulbs in your office will help you save money here and there, but it may not always be as much as you would like or need. There are quite a few other ways that you can save money as well including whittling down your staff, raising your prices, or otherwise pinching pennies – so to speak – in an effort to save as much as possible...View Post

  • August 8, 2018

    Almost every retailer out there will tell you they need to be more innovative, and that this is hard. Retail has long been an industry focused on buying low, selling high, and optimizing everything in between. Shifting to meet an expectation of providing content, services, experience, engagement and more – this is a big shift, and not easily accomplished...View Post

  • August 8, 2018

    The cities we live and work in are increasingly “smart.” The definition coined in an Intel-sponsored study by Juniper Research says that a smart city places emphasis on the use of digital technology, shared knowledge, and cohesive processes to underpin citizen benefits in vectors such as mobility, public safety, health, and productivity...View Post

  • August 7, 2018

    Agility, flexibility, efficiency, cost containment—some of the same high-level goals that spurred adoption of virtualization and public cloud services are now driving interest in the software-defined data center. But this IT model can deliver benefits that extend beyond what virtualization and the cloud offer on their own. And it opens new opportunities not only for enterprise IT groups and end users but also for service providers...View Post

  • August 2, 2018

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2018 -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) commends the Federal Communications Commission and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for the report and order the commission adopted today on...

  • August 1, 2018

    It’s that time of year again, when the world’s hackers come together to reveal their latest achievements and discoveries at BlackHat and Defcon. Thousands of hackers, researchers and industry leaders are converging upon Las Vegas, flooding their schedules with meetings and sessions...View Post

  • August 1, 2018

    Staying productive during the summer can be hard. From beach vacations to summer wedding season, employees have more demands on their time and a spike in distractions. Let’s be honest — it’s tempting to take a day off to head to the coast or have a long weekend just to be at home enjoying the good weather...View Post

  • August 1, 2018

    It’s summer time! The days are longer, temperatures are rising, and schools across the nation are officially on vacation. But while the books are closed, not all work is done – especially for IT administrators at the K-12 level. The public school system is changing at unprecedented speeds as new approaches to education transform learning....View Post

  • July 31, 2018

    Whether shifting to cloud-based computing, deploying advanced IP-based voice and unified communications, or protecting information with data-driven precision analytics, digital transformation is happening everywhere. It’s helping to improve operating efficiencies, make IT more agile, and better manage risk...View Post

  • July 30, 2018

    Disasters and accidents happen. Human errors, fires, floods, power outages, severed network connections, and other events can bring your data center to a sudden, screeching halt. How prepared is your organization?...View Post

  • July 27, 2018

    Organizations ready to migrate to SAP S/4HANA can leverage a full list of accelerators provided by SAP to jump-start a Best Practices-based implementation. Accelerators simplify implementation projects through previously tested and validated tools such as ready-to-use process flows, test scripts and test data...View Post

  • July 26, 2018

    More and more organizations are tapping into public cloud services to accelerate their digital transformation. But managing those services as part of a hybrid cloud environment can be challenging...View Post

  • July 26, 2018

    Enterprises worldwide are expected to spend nearly 3.8 trillion dollars this year on IT. A major chunk of this is going to communication services and IT services, with a significant chunk also being spent on devices, enterprise software and data center systems...View Post

  • July 26, 2018

    One of this region’s most expensive disasters unfolded the night of Sept. 9, 2013, when over 10 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period, devastating Boulder, Colorado, and several other communities with flash floods and inflicting damage on nearly 20,000 homes and hundreds of small businesses...View Post

  • July 26, 2018

    Growing up, siblings Josh and Jessica Wile worked at the family store, Agway of Cape Cod, but didn’t feel any pressure to take over the family business from their parents. “Our parents were really great,” said Jessica Wile, now Jessica Thomas. “Our dad (was) so supportive; whatever we wanted to do is what he supported. They never assumed we would do anything. He’s always been so low-key”...View Post

  • July 25, 2018

    Making the transition to a hybrid cloud environment is not easy. If your organization has run into difficulties, I assure you that you are not alone. On a daily basis, I talk with very smart and focused individuals who are somewhere in the middle of their cloud journey. Many of them tell me they’ve run into unique and unexpected obstacles that lead to a lot of root-cause analysis...View Post

  • July 25, 2018

    Many businesses face a dilemma. They need technology to run their business, but they’ve let themselves get so far behind that the price tag for their needed upgrades isn’t palatable. Alternatively, a business can be growing significantly and need a large technology investment to let it take the next leap forward. Both require significant investment...View Post

  • July 25, 2018

    From being a good corporate citizen to actively giving back to the communities where you operate, sustainability is an important corporate goal. For mid-size businesses, there are numerous ways to decrease your environmental footprint — and doing that often starts by looking at how technology and better policies can help...View Post

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