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Walk Me to the Car: Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)

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In this “Walk me to the car” blog, we review software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN), a relatively new approach to connecting remote and branch office locations. SD-WAN provides lower CapEx and OpEx while enabling increased flexibility.  It simplifies network control and delivers improved bandwidth with greater visibility into network usage.

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It’s New. It’s Now. It’s #InstantlyBetter WAN Operations.

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Today CenturyLink unveiled the newest solution in our advanced networking portfolio, CenturyLink SD-WAN. Ideal for companies with large, multi-site footprints, CenturyLink SD-WAN is a fully managed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution allowing companies to streamline and simplify WAN operations – making practically any network instantly better. 

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Why Partnerships Matter

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I often reflect on the power of partnerships. In today’s complex digital world, the simplistic idea of ‘1 + 1 = 3’ perhaps doesn’t go far enough in addressing the necessarily more complex nature of partnerships and alliances today.

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Welcome ElasticBox! Practical Enterprise App Development and Deployment Across Clouds

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We’re excited about ElasticBox, to put it mildly. (In case you missed it, CenturyLink announced the acquisition of the multi-cloud platform company this morning.)

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Gartner IT Security & Risk Management Summit – Spending SMARTER, not HARDER, on IT Security.

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The upcoming Gartner IT Security and Risk Management Summit promises many thought-provoking exchanges about the security challenges facing the enterprise today. As a Silver Sponsor, we’re looking forward to it.

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Focusing Hybrid IT in the Increasingly Blurry Online Market

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Retail customers are more demanding than ever before. Each requires personalized guest experiences across both on-line and physical storefronts. The rapid integration and consistent view of customer information across omni-channel interactions are a driving force behind the new digital economy. To foster relevant and meaningful customer relationships that create positive sentiment, drive loyalty and inspire advocacy; retailers must enable a seamless experience across all touchpoints – online, in-app, on location and especially during customer support phone calls.

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Walk Me to the Car: Why Moving to VoIP Makes Business Cents

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Have someone call your desk line and let the system route the call to your phone as you walk to your car. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the technology that makes such a process simple and cost effective. We’ve been talking about VoIP a lot recently in posts that discuss how to pick the right path to VoIP and reasons to move to VoIP. Continuing on that theme, this “Walk me to the Car” blog post looks at high level business reasons to consider VoIP for your organization.

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Your network deserves a Farm Team

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If you take a look at any Major League Baseball team’s future, you don’t look at the players that are currently in the dugout. They will be there for their allotted time but that time is not forever. Instead, you need to look at the minor league, the farm system, to see what kind of talent is being nurtured and groomed to move the big team successfully into the future.

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