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When Going Global With eCommerce, Ensure a Localized Customer Experience

Global opportunities abound today for businesses large and small. As a global middle class continues to form and grow, the global eCommerce opportunity is expected to expand to more than $3.5 trillion in the next five years, according to market … Read more…

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Why CenturyLink’s New SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud Partnership is a Big Deal

We recently announced that we signed a global premium supplier partnership agreement with SAP to deliver CenturyLink infrastructure and IT services capabilities to support customers’ SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud environments. This is a big deal. This partnership is significant because … Read more…

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Ask the Architect Evangelist: Use Cases for Big Data in the Cloud

People ask me, “Hey, why should I use the cloud to predict market direction or analyze customer churn? I’m already doing it on-premises. What’s so special about the cloud?” In that narrow context, they may be right. If you’re simply … Read more…

Ask the Architect Evangelist: Big Data Security and Compliance Issues in the Cloud

As an Architect Evangelist, I sometimes find myself advising people to stop and remember to breathe. Keep calm. It’s all going to be okay. This sometimes comes up when the subject of discussion is big data security. And, while I … Read more…

Leaving Las Vegas: A Look at CA World 2015

CenturyLink recently closed the books on our participation at CA World 2015 in Las Vegas. The show did not disappoint, with an action packed agenda including keynotes, demos, breakout sessions and more – exploring hot topics ranging from DevOps to … Read more…

Ask the Architect Evangelist: Should Big Data be in the Cloud or On-Premises?

Part of my role as an Architect Evangelist is to tell people things they may not want to hear, though eventually most are glad they listened. For example, I have recently been involved in a number of conversations about whether … Read more…

West Meets East: Succeeding in Asia Requires Agile IT Services

It is of little surprise to say that Asia Pacific (APAC) is viewed as the primary growth market for the majority of Multi-National Corporations. The region leads the world in a number of significant areas – total population size, population … Read more…

IT is a Source of Competitive Advantage

The IT strategies of businesses vary widely, though there is one common thread associated with the market’s leading brands: Technology matters! Global businesses are embarking on digital transformations, embracing new technologies to work smarter, drive innovation, and serve customers more … Read more…