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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  • Every digital strategy is shaped and motivated by business need. The desire to improve the overall customer experience and achieve competitive differentiation is a principal driver of many digital transformation projects. 451 Research has found that when evaluating the top … Read more…→ The post Top 3 Reasons Customer Experience Drives Digital Transformation appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • As deaths from drug overdose intensifies, real-time prescription-tracking technology is offering local, state and federal governments new hope for stopping one of the early causes of the crisis — the over-prescribing, and diversion of opioid prescriptions — in its tracks. … Read more…→ The post CenturyLink and EagleForce Join Forces to Reduce Opioid Abuse appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • Cybersecurity threats are evolving rapidly as recent headlines demonstrate in stark terms. This New York Times story draws the parallels between the WannaCry attack and the more recent attack that went global after starting in Ukraine. A similar tool set … Read more…→ The post Where Are all the Cybersecurity Experts? appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • Business complexity and IT challenges can cause decision makers plenty of headaches when trying to digitally transform their business. Sometimes, the desired outcome is obvious, but getting to the desired results can be a hard pill to swallow. More often, … Read more…→ The post Case Study: Achieving Transformation with Less Consternation appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • We are in full-on hurricane season. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria remind us that even when you know a disaster is out there, you can’t always avoid it. CenturyLink wishes everyone in the affected hurricane areas our continued thoughts and … Read more…→ The post Hurricane Season Is Here: Is Your Business Ready? appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • While the security of cloud computing has always been a concern, many of the issues that once limited cloud computing deployments for businesses have fallen by the wayside. However, enterprises take a cautious and pragmatic approach to any security concern … Read more…→ The post The State of Cloud Security appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • At CenturyLink, we have entered a new phase of the digital transformation conversation. Digital transformation is an imperative in a hyper-competitive world and most enterprises understand the need and the urgency. The conversation today is no longer about whether or … Read more…→ The post Meet us at Gartner Symposium/ITXPO 2017 appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • Digital transformation is everywhere, but in government the process toward full transformation is held up by budget cutbacks and legacy equipment constraints. So how can government entities fast-track implementation of disruptive technology to enable broader citizen engagement, empower employees and … Read more…→ The post How Governments Can Adapt — Making Digital Transformation a Reality appeared...

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  • Check your smartwatch. How long has it been since your enterprise experienced a cybersecurity attack? In a rapidly expanding threat environment, it probably isn’t very long at all – even if the attack was not successful. And by the way, … Read more…→ The post Lights, Camera, Action! Cybersecurity experts share insights from Interop Las Vegas and Black Hat 2017 appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • As seen in Educause Top 10 IT Issues and Strategic Technologies for 2017 report, IT staff at colleges and universities are awash with more data, and the need for data-driven decision making, than ever before. From online learning platforms and … Read more…→ The post Digital Transformation Driving Smarter Decisions at Connected Campuses appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • Cybersecurity is once again on everyone’s mind as the latest major data breach grabs headlines, creates potential victims of identity theft and calls into question the overall security of major players in the financial system. The latest cybersecurity breach offers … Read more…→ The post On The Road Again: The Cybersecurity Good Guys Help You Take on The Bad Guys appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • As deaths from drug overdose intensifies, real-time prescription-tracking technology is offering local, state and federal governments new hope for stopping one of the early causes of the crisis — the over-prescribing, and diversion of opioid prescriptions — in its tracks. … Read more…→ The post CenturyLink and EagleForce Join Forces to Reduce Opioids Abuse appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • The days of the single cloud are gone. This change is driven by the breadth of technology options, potential cost savings, and the need for business agility.  However, enterprises making the move to multi-cloud face critical choices.  The failure to … Read more…→ The post Making Multi-Cloud Work for Your Enterprise… Step by Step appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • Today’s wide-area network is being challenged like never before. These environments are required to handle an unprecedented volume of data – adjusting for customer demands in real-time while staying on the cutting edge of innovation. The ultimate goal is agility, … Read more…→ The post What Comes Next: Future-Proof Your IT Infrastructure appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • Digital transformation is real, and it’s happening – our data in the retail industry lends more insight into the state of the transition. These are certainly not easy times to be a retailer. Digital disruption underway forces transformational change in … Read more…→ The post Retailers: Don’t Blame E-commerce Alone for Failure to Thrive appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • What do enterprises expect is going to happen when they embark on a digital transformation project? What’s the outcome they’re hoping for? After all, digitization is a long process (it can take years), and it can be expensive and disruptive. … Read more…→ The post Will Digital Transformation Bring You Efficiency? Enterprises Sure Hope So. appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • Carpenters travel with hammers, saws and other implements. Chefs work with a set of really sharp knives. Doctors are famous for carrying a little black bag full of life-saving gear.  IT architects, like me, have our preferred set of tools … Read more…→ The post The Right Cloud for Your Biggest Job appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • In a business climate where every second counts, success counts on the ability to remain agile. A rapidly evolving digital infrastructure now empowers companies to act faster, accelerate innovation, and serve customers in new ways. But is your business truly … Read more…→ The post Save the Date: EFM Series of IT Symposium Conferences appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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