CenturyLink, Inc. is an American telecommunications company, headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana, that provides communications and data services to residential, business, governmental, and wholesale customers in 37 states. A member of the S&P 500 index, the company operates as a local exchange carrier and Internet access provider in U.S. markets and is the third-largest telecommunications company in the United States in terms of lines served, behind AT&T and Verizon. It also provides long distance service.

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  • Viva Las Vegas. Viva VMWorld.
    The real and the virtual meet in Las Vegas later this month as VMWorld US 2017 gets underway August 27-31. In this case, what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas. Thousands of attendees will compare notes and then take … Read more…→ The post Viva Las Vegas. Viva VMWorld. appeared first on ThinkGig.
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  • Practicing Good Cyber Hygiene: Avoid the Dangers of Phishing
    In the technology world, it’s important to stay on top of the latest threats. Strong IT security is based on education – always learning, understanding, and preparing the environment for what comes next. In our business, we call it practicing … Read more…→ The post Practicing Good Cyber Hygiene: Avoid the Dangers of Phishing appeared first on ThinkGig.
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  • Thinking a Century Ahead in Digital Network Transformation
    In the beginning, telephones were dumb and the switching network was smart. Future thinking network planning was already in the works with signaling system 7 (SS7) network technology. SS7 enables your cell phone text messaging and allows you to take … Read more…→ The post Thinking a Century Ahead in Digital Network Transformation appeared first on ThinkGig.
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  • Digital Transformation – From Promise to Practice
    While the term isn’t new, Digital Transformation is still one of the most important – but least understood – buzzwords in the industry today. Advanced technology is rapidly creating new opportunities for businesses to accelerate growth, enhance customer experiences and … Read more…→ The post Digital Transformation – From Promise to Practice appeared first on ThinkGig.
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  • Why Cybersecurity Is a Risk-Management Problem
    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…→ The post Why Cybersecurity Is a Risk-Management Problem appeared first on ThinkGig.
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  • Who Are Your Fellow Travelers on the Road to Modernization?
    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…→ The post Who Are Your Fellow Travelers on the Road to Modernization? appeared first on ThinkGig.
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  • How to Conquer Your Most Common Cloud Challenges
    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…→ The post How to Conquer Your Most Common Cloud Challenges appeared first on ThinkGig.
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  • Five Ways to Kick-Start your Digital Transformation TODAY
    Global industries are transforming more rapidly than ever before. Sparked by the digital age, businesses can gain significant advantage by aligning now for new customer requirements and fast-moving market conditions. There’s no denying action must be taken. In an exclusive … Read more…→ The post Five Ways to Kick-Start your Digital Transformation TODAY appeared first on ThinkGig.
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  • Is Your Aging Network Slowing Your Business Down?
    Is your WAN slipping out of your control and slowing down your business? It’s a serious question and many network professionals know what I’m talking about. It’s time for the network to keep up with the rest of IT. Wide … Read more…→ The post Is Your Aging Network Slowing Your Business Down? appeared first on ThinkGig.
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  • Innovations in Data Center Connectivity
    Many businesses must avail themselves of the latest technology to remain competitive in their industry. For instance, many car manufacturers now include backup cameras, Bluetooth and GPS capabilities and in-car Wi-Fi in their newer models. Newer vehicles without those technologies … Read more…→ The post Innovations in Data Center Connectivity appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • Business Continuity Planning: The Distributed Data Center Approach (Part Two)
    As I discussed in my most recent blog, some companies utilize a distributed data center approach to achieve redundancy, scalability and high availability as part of their plan for business continuity. It enables businesses to help mitigate disasters that can … Read more…→ The post Business Continuity Planning: The Distributed Data Center Approach (Part Two) appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter ...
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  • Data Center World Global – Unleashing the Power of Colocation
    The greatest ideas – the most impactful innovations – come from recognizing an opportunity and then trying new approaches.  As I look forward to the Data Center World Global meeting to be held in Los Angeles, I think about what … Read more…→ The post Data Center World Global – Unleashing the Power of Colocation appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • Business Continuity Planning: The Distributed Data Center Approach
    The terms “disaster recovery” and “business continuity” often are used interchangeably when applied to the data center industry. Though both terms describe areas that need to be addressed by businesses and colocation providers, disaster recovery is only part of business … Read more…→ The post Business Continuity Planning: The Distributed Data Center Approach appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter...
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  • VMware Cloud: A Partner in Network Diversity
    Partnerships play a vital role in the success of many companies. For example, a movie production company can’t show its films to many people without partnering with movie theaters across the country and around the world. An author won’t be … Read more…→ The post VMware Cloud: A Partner in Network Diversity appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • Best Practices: Data Center Cooling
    The brilliant Albert Einstein once said, “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” That phrase can be applied to many things, including business. The most successful companies may keep a foundational … Read more…→ The post Best Practices: Data Center Cooling appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • Discussing the Data Center of the Future
    Many children grow up with toys you’d expect: bicycles, stuffed animals, dolls, building blocks, etc. It wouldn’t be surprising to find a Magic-8 Ball in their arsenal that gives them ambiguous answers to the many seemingly important questions in childhood. … Read more…→ The post Discussing the Data Center of the Future appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • Operational Excellence: By the Book
    This article was previously published in Forbes Voice. Many large technology products come with a handbook when purchased. For example, if you buy a new large-screen television, the box in which it comes typically includes a handbook on how to … Read more…→ The post Operational Excellence: By the Book appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • Operational Excellence: The Key to Safeguarding Your IT Infrastructure
    Technology can streamline mundane tasks, enable people to more easily keep in contact with family and friends around the world and allow TV shows and movies to be viewed almost anytime and anywhere. However, when it doesn’t work correctly, it … Read more…→ The post Operational Excellence: The Key to Safeguarding Your IT Infrastructure appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • Data Center Connectivity: Continual Improvement
    Companies that utilize colocation need to have access to strong network connectivity, especially with the rapidly increasingly amounts of data prompted by “big data” and the Internet of Things (IoT). This enables them to keep connected with their customers through … Read more…→ The post Data Center Connectivity: Continual Improvement appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • Talking Trends: The Data Center Industry in 2017
    January is often a time to look toward a new year and perhaps find ways to improve from the one prior. It’s also a time for people to forecast what might happen in the near year, whether it’s a new … Read more…→ The post Talking Trends: The Data Center Industry in 2017 appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • Network Diversity: Expanded Options
    Having a lot of options is usually a good thing, especially when investing a lot of money through a purchase. For example, many people buy cars, but some buy them to fit a family with small children while others buy … Read more…→ The post Network Diversity: Expanded Options appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • CenturyLink Data Centers: Building Carrier Density and Cloud Connectivity
    The best technology likely won’t work correctly if it’s not operated correctly. You can buy the most expensive computer available, but it won’t of much use to you if you don’t know how to utilize it. CenturyLink has established itself … Read more…→ The post CenturyLink Data Centers: Building Carrier Density and Cloud Connectivity appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • Gartner Data Center Conference 2016 – Unleashing the Power
    You’ve most likely heard the phrase “What happens in Vegas stays in Las Vegas.” Though that may be the case in some instances, CenturyLink’s participation in the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas included too … Read more…→ The post Gartner Data Center Conference 2016 – Unleashing the Power appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • Data Center Infrastructure Management: Sharing Best Practices & Lessons Learned
    Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is increasingly being utilized by companies to convert the promise of software-defined IT into value. In fact, the DCIM market is expected to grow to $2.81 billion by 2020. By integrating IT and data center … Read more…→ The post Data Center Infrastructure Management: Sharing Best Practices & Lessons Learned appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • Disaster Recovery Planning: Preparing for Winter Weather
    The arrival of winter means many things: family gatherings, cozy fires and warm sweaters and scarves. It also means cold weather, fewer daylight hours, the flu season and travel hazards including bitter cold and snowy and icy roads. In the … Read more…→ The post Disaster Recovery Planning: Preparing for Winter Weather appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.
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  • Unleash the Power at the Gartner Summit
    December is always a busy month, and it’s no different here at CenturyLink. Though we enjoy occasional office holiday festivities and those extra calorie cookies and desserts like many others, we remain committed serving our data center customers and growing … Read more…→ The post Unleash the Power at the Gartner Summit appeared first on CenturyLink EpiCenter Blog.

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