How Cloud Will Affect the Future of Your Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Cloud computing is predicted to grow faster than Moore’s law. That means in the next 18 months, cloud capacity is expected to more than double. But what does that does that mean for your business in 2013? What does it mean for your business in 2020?

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Cringe Protection: Bandwidth On Demand Can Ease Unexpected Cloud Costs

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For organizations considering cloud implementation or changes to their current providers, options for quality, scalability, and affordability abound. One feature gaining traction is flexibility when it comes to bandwidth, specifically, bandwidth on demand (BoD).

A recent study by Vanson Bourne finds that with many of the surveyed European enterprises indicating a strong interest in Network-as-a-Service, the need for a more cost-effective connectivity model to support the bandwidth requirements of cloud-based IT services becomes more apparent.

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Top Business Technology Resolutions for 2013

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A new year is approaching, and with it come the inevitable conversations about resolutions. When it comes to IT, there are certainly some goals your organization will be considering for the next 12 months and beyond.

We’ve discussed a host of IT and business tips this year, and wanted to revisit some of the top best practices for your business to take advantage of in 2013.

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How Will Technology Impact Your Business in 2020? [EBOOK]

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Human-like technology. The potential downfall of the data center. Hyper-personalization of data. These are some of the responses IT leaders gave to us when we asked, “What will business technology look like in 2020?”

In 2020, tech experts say, computers could learn from experience, much like the human brain. The end of the data center as we know it might arrive. And technology will know the most important things about us to help us become more productive.

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In our new ebook, Business Technology 2020, the experts — who represent organizations such as Intel, IBM, Frost and Sullivan, Aberdeen, ATLANTIC-ACM and Current Analysis and more — also cover topics that include the cloud, health care, cognitive computing and the role of the CIO, giving a holistic preview of how technology will impact your business in and leading up to 2020.

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Do you agree with the experts’ predictions? How do you think technology will impact your business/role in 2020? We want to hear from you! Join the Twitter conversation by following us @CenturyLinkBiz and by using the hashtag #biztech2020.

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Let Technology Be Your Guide to 2020

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What will business technology look like in 2020? That’s the question we asked some of the industry’s top IT leaders for our forthcoming ebook, “Business Technology 2020.”

Of course, cloud is a part of the answer. However, in 2020, we will be talking about cloud much differently than we do today. I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you my vision for business technology in 2020. Read more…

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Three Ways to Get Your Organization in the Big Data Game

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When it comes to Big Data, your organization could be missing out on key advantages to find and keep customers. Businesses today are producing and processing masses of data — at breadths, depths and velocities never seen before — and they’re using the information collected for competitive advantage with customers. But many organizations might not fully recognize the value of all the data being managed. In fact, only 37 percent of IT and business managers are familiar with the Big Data concept, according to CompTIA’s recent “Big Data Insights and Opportunities” study.

But according to the latest research, organizations that use analytics, and use them creatively—finding interesting patterns and following them down the rabbit hole, as data scientist Bill Franks says — are the ones reaping value.

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CenturyLink and Savvis: Network Backs the Cloud

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We talk a lot about the cloud and data centers here at ThinkGig, covering everything from the technology benefits to looking ahead to what’s new. In my new role in charge of product and marketing for CenturyLink’s Enterprise Markets Group, one of the questions I get asked most is how the acquisition is going and how Savvis’ cloud offerings fit into CenturyLink’s network solutions. I had the opportunity to talk to Sean Buckley at FierceTelecom about this very topic and wanted to share the article with you.

We also covered various industry hot topics such as: What is the difference between private, public and hybrid cloud? Here is an overview of my response to that question:

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Ready for Cloud? Three Tips to Avoid a ‘Cloud Done Wrong’

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Is your organization taking the plunge and adopting cloud technology to gain a competitive advantage? If so, you’re not alone: Eight in 10 companies are using some form of cloud technology, a recent survey of 500 IT decision-makers by IT industry association CompTIA shows.

Adopting cloud technology is a great move, but it’s not the end-all.

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