When a top executive compares the fate of US brick-and-mortar stores to the country’s real estate market before 2008, we should all take note. In March 2017, Richard Hayne, chief executive of Urban Outfitters, told a group of Wall Street analysts: “Our industry, not unlike the housing industry, saw too much square-footage capacity added in [...]
Small businesses continue to adopt voice over IP (VoIP) technology at robust rates. In fact, more than one-third (36%) of small businesses already have VoIP solutions in place and are using it more than any other type of phone technology. Why? Cost. Estimates vary, but statistics show that switching from a traditional private branch exchange [...]
If you run a mid-sized business with even a couple of remote locations, you should be investigating a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN). Yes, this may sound like a geeky (and potentially boring) discussion, but SD-WAN changes the way you manage your network. It can transform your expensive and complex network into one that is [...]
Enterprise businesses face a world of constantly changing and growing cybersecurity threats today. But many still make the mistake of viewing cybersecurity as merely an information technology problem. Organizations need to shift their thinking to a strategic risk-management model for … Read more…
In this blog series, we have been talking about modernizing government IT as a journey rather than event. We have discussed planning as a necessary and sometimes eye-opening step in starting out on the journey. We have noted recent cyber … Read more…
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With no centralized management, there’s little to no visibility into resource allocation, performance and costs, with no good way to exert control. This poses challenges for both IT and LOB decision-makers — and makes it almost impossible to optimize cloud … Read more…
CenturyLinkVoice: Classroom Of The Future: Where Technology Learns As Much About Children As They Do From It
Many organizations have already embraced the idea of cloud technology in some aspect of their business. Cloud storage and cloud hosted applications, for example, have long been popular options. Despite the numerous benefits of cloud solutions, however, a complete transition can seem risky, and many organizations are reluctant to take the leap and implement a [...]
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I recently hosted a live Q&A session focused on small-business security, courtesy of CenturyLink Business. For a lot of businesses, of all sizes, security can be an overwhelming topic, and it can sound like there’s a long laundry list of things to do. I wanted to make sure everyone felt like it was possible for [...]