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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  • Earlier this year, we asked companies “What is the single biggest threat to your business?” The consensus across the board was that digital technology is transforming the competitive landscape. Companies such as Amazon, Airbnb, Uber, and Ally Bank are turning … Read more…→ The post Digital Transformation for Competitive Advantage appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • For many, when you mention the term “clouds,” they think of hurricanes, tornadoes and storms. In aviation, pilots are trained to never fly into a cloud as they can often destroy the plane. To help pilots and those earthbound, meteorologists … Read more…→ The post It’s All in the Clouds appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • Like most human capacities, IT capabilities do not come in only two varieties: good or bad. They exist on a continuum of proficiency. When you are just starting out on your digital transformation strategy you won’t be a hero at … Read more…→ The post The CIOs Journey to the Cloud: Cloud Hero or Cloud Zero? appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • AWS re:Invent 2017 is slated to be bigger than ever – with more than 40,000 in-person attendees and more than 50,000 live-streaming viewers anticipated. It’s AWS’ largest global cloud conference – and it’s gearing up to be the focal point … Read more…→ The post Are You Ready for re:Invent 2017? We are. appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • There are new cybersecurity breaches making headlines every day. The cost of cybercrime is mounting and will top $6 trillion annually in 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. The average cost of a single ransomware incident is more than … Read more…→ The post How to better protect your organization against cyber attacks appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • The new combination of CenturyLink and Level 3 has much to be thankful for this season, including a raft of awards received at the MEF17 networking conference in Orlando this week. The awards highlight service, application, technology, and professional excellence … Read more…→ The post Industry awards recognize newly merged CenturyLink/Level 3 appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • Today’s top brands in the retail and hospitality industry know that your digital transformation doesn’t need to be dramatic or holistic to be effective. The real key to staying in front of your customers is to deliver exceptional experiences while … Read more…→ The post Q&A With Jay Edmundson: Boost Your Brand with Transformational Customer Experiences appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • To help save time and money, a growing number of enterprises are storing sensitive customer data in the public cloud. Increasingly, they’re also leveraging multiple cloud providers. According to IDC, nearly 80% of organizations plan to use three or more … Read more…→ The post Counting down, Getting Ready: GDPR in a Multi-Cloud World appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • CenturyLink was a Premier sponsor at this year’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in October. The event explores new ways of thinking and offers the trusted insights and guidance IT leaders need to lead their organization with confidence. It was clear from the … Read more…→ The post Key Observations from the 2017 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • Although many hospitals still have a lot of paper records on file, digitization of information is exploding in the healthcare industry. Not only are the existing physical patient records and files being digitized, but new sources of data are multiplying … Read more…→ The post Healthcare Data — Too Much Information? appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we’ve launched a new video series offering business and IT leaders’ insight about cybersecurity topics and challenges we often hear when we are meeting with many of our customers and prospects.Watch … Read more…→ The post NEW Video Series: Cybersecurity Myths Debunked appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • The rallying cry in public sector IT circles is “IT modernization.” This imperative means many things in practice, but when it is invoked by elected leaders and others with funding authority or public accountability the word “modernization” seems to be … Read more…→ The post State CIO priority 3: To the cloud or bust appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • Technology is changing at breakneck speed driving collaboration and complexity at the same time. We face new cybersecurity threats even as we seek to modernize our IT infrastructure and streamline our processes. No single entity can keep up with the … Read more…→ The post Public-Private Partnerships Rise to Challenges of Modern World appeared first on ThinkGig.

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  • Third party validation for hard work is always welcome. In this case, I’m proud and honored that our managed security services team achieved this latest milestone: CenturyLink® Managed Security Services ranks 7th in the 2017 Top 100 MSSPs list by … Read more…→ The post CenturyLink Ranks #7 out of Top 100 MSS Providers in 2017 appeared first on ThinkGig.

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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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