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  • June 20, 2018

    Soccer is a sport that demands skillful footwork, bursts of speed, on-point accuracy and flawless communication between team members. And it all needs to happen in real-time while the competition is bearing down on you. While your organization may not compete at the global soccer competition this summer, it does depend on you to provide the tools that make your team more efficient and competitive in the global marketplace...View Post

  • June 19, 2018

    CenturyLink was a Premier sponsor at this year’s Gartner Security Summit. The event helps senior IT and business executives who want to bolster cyber defenses and understand new threats and challenges across the cybersecurity threatscape...View Post

  • June 19, 2018

    One of our great strengths as a nation is rooted in the groundbreaking IT innovations made possible through collaborative public-private partnerships. As champions for strong IT solutions for the digital age, CenturyLink is proud to have been recently ranked #29 on Washington Technology’s 2018 Top 100 list of federal government IT contractors, moving up six spots from last year...View Post

  • June 14, 2018

    Several organizations are considering a move to SAP S/4HANA now or in the future. Those on SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 6.0 have the option of migrating to the on-premise version of SAP S/4HANA, either in a private cloud or a more traditional environment. Implementing SAP S/4HANA on premise gives organizations the flexibility to customize the environment, develop tailored interfaces, user experiences, reports, and more...View Post

  • June 12, 2018

    If you ask any member of the C-Suite, they will tell you that they take cybersecurity “very seriously.” No doubt they do. No one wants their company highlighted in the next embarrassing headline about a cybersecurity breach that exposed millions of consumers to identity theft and cost their shareholders millions in cash and stock value...View Post

  • June 11, 2018

    With the growth of software-defined networking solutions, it might be tempting to toll the death knell for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). But that would be a mistake...View Post

  • June 7, 2018

    In our industry, the word “modern” stands in contrast to the word “legacy,” a word I hear quite often when I talk to customers. In between the two is a digital transformation process; modernizing the network is a transformational experience...View Post

  • June 4, 2018

    If you’re thinking about deploying or upgrading a , you’ve probably heard about as a way to reduce both hard and soft costs while tapping nearly unlimited bandwidth and enabling access to rich communications. SIP talk seems to be everywhere as we head into summer and for good reason...View Post

  • June 1, 2018

    Considering a move to the cloud? You’re in good company. More and more organizations are incorporating some type of cloud—public, private, or hybrid—into their IT strategy...View Post

  • May 30, 2018

    Industry 4.0 is here. This fourth industrial revolution is transforming manufacturing operations once again. Manufacturers today can take advantage of artificial intelligence, analytics, cloud solutions, and other cutting-edge technologies to improve decision-making, boost productivity, increase product quality, and enhance efficiency...View Post

  • May 29, 2018

    The pace of business is accelerating. It’s a hot topic in magazine after magazine. When CenturyLink and 451 Research surveyed global IT leaders last year, we identified 4 pillars of digital transformation, all of which benefit from adaptability and speed of delivery of services...View Post

  • May 25, 2018

    In an era when networks just moved bits from Point A to Point B, network upgrades were mostly about adding bandwidth. Rethinking the very nature of the network was not on the table. If it wasn’t broken, there was no need to fix it, to paraphrase my grandmother...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

    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

    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 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

  • May 7, 2018

    Modernizing networks requires digital transformation. But how can you meet communications network architecture challenges while also operating under shrinking budgets and adhering to crucial mission needs? To compound matters further, agencies are discovering that just refreshing network technology is no longer sufficient...View Post

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