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  • May 24, 2018

    Healthcare organizations are main targets for hackers. These institutions are rich troves of data, routinely collecting and storing information about personal identification, health records and finances such as credit card numbers and bank accounts...View Post

  • May 24, 2018

    With security being a major concern among businesses of all sizes, IT staffs are continuously working to identify vulnerabilities in their systems. Recently, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems have been identified as possible sources of significant security challenges for organizations. Here are the top security challenges you face with a VoIP deployment, and how the move to Hosted VoIP mitigates them...View Post

  • May 24, 2018

    For state and local governments, it’s hard just keeping up. With tightening budgets and largely overworked staff, the IT network is often an afterthought. That’s a problem considering every government program, every agency, every worker is dependent upon the reliability and availability of the foundational IT network. As the engine for getting work done in a newly digital world, these networks power effective performance of police departments, emergency responders, transportation and other core government services...View Post

  • May 24, 2018

    Cybercrime is on the rise. All companies in all industries are at risk. But financial services firms have suffered the most. They were successfully attacked—yes, that means actually breached—65% more than the average organization in 2016. The number of financial services records stolen ballooned 937% to more than 200 million. And 2018 looks like it will be more of the same...View Post

  • May 24, 2018

    CenturyLink 2018Good versus evil. Heroes versus villains: Perhaps one of the reasons we’re universally drawn to superhero movies and comics is because deep down we know there’s a nugget of truth to them that plays out in real life. The CenturyLink 2018 Threat Report is a case in point..View Post

  • May 23, 2018

    How do you balance digital transformation with limited budgets? This question and many others are top of mind for most IT decision-makers. CenturyLink can help. Our team of experts help organizations such as yours determine the best strategy for addressing the tremendous possibilities that come with digital transformation – without breaking the bank...View Post

  • May 23, 2018

    In some ways, the debate over retail’s impending demise is a little like the debate over climate change. There are factions on both sides of the argument. Like climate change, there are those who are sounding the alarm of rapidly impending doom and those who are calling the whole notion overblown and suggesting flawed science. In the end however, Mother Nature really doesn’t care what we mere mortals believe...View Post

  • May 22, 2018

    If you have an Amazon Alexa, you can now find out how to renew your driver’s license with a simple question to Alexa. The State of Georgia is the first state to integrate Amazon Echo into its digital services platform. Calvin Rhodes, CIO of Georgia, recognized this trend a number of years ago, and appointed Nikhil Deshpande to lead the Office of Digital Services for the State of Georgia...View Post

  • May 22, 2018

    Crisis planning is integral to many cities across the planet and we see it in use when natural disasters strike. When the magnitude 9 earthquake hit Japan in 2011, previous disaster planning kicked in. But the response has been criticized because of the predictive limitations that informed the disaster recovery attempts. Other criticisms highlighted too much emphasis on using ‘hazard maps’ which were inaccurate. If our starting points are off point, then our disaster recovery will also be lacking...View Post

  • May 22, 2018

    Smartphones are quickly becoming one of the most important devices for business employees. In some industries, smartphones have already become more predominant than laptops, particularly for employees in the field. Initially used simply for email, smartphones now host numerous company-specific applications that enable users to manage everything from travel planning and expense reporting to CRM and BI...View Post

  • May 22, 2018

    Have you booked your flights for SAPPHIRE NOW and the ASUG Annual Conference? This innovative cloud and business technology conference will be here before you know it! SAP customers, SAP partners, and Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) members from around the globe will converge on Orlando June 5–7 for the event, which will provide outstanding opportunities for education, inspiration, and connection...View Post

  • May 21, 2018

    Like a cheetah racing across the Serengeti, digital transformation is accelerating tremendous opportunities in the private sector, increasing productivity, improving efficiency and expanding inclusiveness. Just like enterprise organizations, federal government agencies recognize the need for IT modernization, but modernization is more than just updating technology...View Post

  • May 17, 2018

    As the best soccer teams in the world prepare to face off this summer, their coaches and managers will be looking to utilize every competitive advantage available. Team managers begin building competitive strategies long in advance. They evaluate players for speed and skill and work to attract the best talent in the country, offering an experience not available in other organizations. Their main objective to is to build a team that will work together to attain the ultimate prize...View Post

  • May 16, 2018

    ‘Alexa, where are my shoes?,’ ‘Alexa, what did I have for breakfast?,’ ‘Alexa, can you tell the neighbors to keep it down?’: all things that you can’t currently ask of a digital assistant (at least not with any success), but that you feasibly might able to in the future. These ‘assistants’ and the AI-powered voice search that’s behind them might still have their limitations, but they’re rapidly arriving in a home or an office near you...View Post

  • May 16, 2018

    Spring is a season of change: warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and more outdoor activities. The concept of spring cleaning – tackling important projects to freshen up a home – can also apply to small businesses...View Post

  • May 16, 2018

    SpokeHub is a fast-growing platform that gives users a chance to engage in meaningful conversations about the subjects they care most about. It sees social media differently, with hopes to bring real conversation back...View Post

  • May 16, 2018

    Most enterprises today recognize the tremendous benefits that come with evolving IT infrastructures to introduce more cloud services and new networking technologies. As innovative IT professionals begin to lead their enterprise-wide digital transformations many are struck by questions about how to manage and optimize performance...View Post

  • May 14, 2018

    Software Defined Networking (SDN) is not a fancy name for a router upgrade or the bells and whistles of some other piece of network gear. SDN gives your business superpowers...View Post

  • May 11, 2018

    Back in 2016, the major question diverse technology companies coalescing under the Dell Technologies umbrella was – how is that going to work? With so many diverse characters and independent viewpoints, could it be woven together into an inspiring, harmonious universe, or would it be a discordant mess...View Post

  • May 10, 2018

    The speed of light is pegged at 186,000 miles per second. According to NASA, if you traveled at the speed of light around the earth you could circumnavigate the equator 7.5 times in a second. By comparison, if you’re doing 500 miles per hour in a jet, you are moving at a tortoise pace and it will take you almost 50 hours nonstop to circle the planet just once...View Post

  • May 10, 2018

    Every time I start a new business, I’m a bit overwhelmed. Seriously, I’ve started everything from a watch company to a product manufacturing platform, and every single time, I’m a bit nervous. I live by the quote “One who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions,” and starting a new company always seems to present me with questions I’ve never answered before...View Post

  • May 10, 2018

    Managing a virtual team is tough. It requires you to create and maintain a strong company culture remotely. Additionally, it requires you to use the right strategies so your team can stay productive. That said, here are five effective ways in which you can manage your virtual team...View Post

  • May 10, 2018

    When consultant and career coach Judith Kallos has a first meeting with a new client, she quickly manages communication expectations: “You can email me any time of the day, but I’m busy and have to get work done, so don’t always expect an immediate answer,” she explains. “And texting, while it can be conducive to some businesses, just doesn’t work for me,” she says...View Post

  • May 9, 2018

    Across industries, organizations continue their adoption of public cloud services. Some are turning to Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, and similar offerings to supplement their existing internal needs...View Post

  • May 9, 2018

    Teamwork. Collaboration. Global. These are the hallmarks of World Cup soccer. It’s no wonder millions of fans around the globe consider it the “Beautiful Game.” When a team is entirely in synch, communication is pitch-perfect and the ball easily and swiftly passes from one player to the next as they work together toward a common goal...View Post

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