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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 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

  • 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 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 23, 2018

    As cloud technology continues transform high-performance application environments, it’s clear to see how cloud is a key enabler of improved enterprise outcomes. Regardless of the cloud environment you choose – public, private or multi-cloud – finding the right strategy matters...View Post

  • July 13, 2018

    There’s no question that organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud for IT resources. They see opportunities to improve agility, enhance efficiency, and deliver new types of solutions...View Post

  • July 11, 2018

    Often times, the unknown prevents us from changing, even if we know the benefits will outweigh the risks in the long run...View Post

  • July 10, 2018

    Soccer coaches the world over have been known to invoke the oft-quoted cliché that there’s no “I” in team. And while players may groan at hearing it mentioned, the fact is that success only happens when everyone is doing their part to beat the competition. But it’s not enough to simply have talented players. It takes strategy and planning at every level to make the perfect winning team...View Post

  • July 6, 2018

    With digital transformation accelerating the pace of change, healthcare organizations must modernize the IT infrastructure to drive patient experience, improved outcomes and better support value-based care...View Post

  • July 5, 2018

    In the highly competitive world of international soccer, no two teams are exactly the same. While they all have 11 players, each team is a hybrid mix of talents and playing styles. This can present a real challenge to team managers to get everyone working together...View Post

  • July 3, 2018

    You may have noticed that the industry is abuzz with “Digital Transformation” themes. Heck, I’ve talked about it a lot, too. But what does Digital Tranformation mean exactly, and why is it critical that your business transform?...View Post

  • June 28, 2018

    How do you modernize your IT infrastructure? It’s a question asked in many organizations today. The answer is particularly urgent for IT staff in the federal government since modernization is an explicit mandate both in legislation and executive branch directives...View Post

  • 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

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