CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

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Whitepaper: Hybrid Networks: The Optimal State for Enterprise IT

by CenturyLinkApr 11, 2016

When the cloud and enterprise networks absorb each other's best capabilities, the resulting "hybrid network" is greater than the sum of its parts. This new approach allows enterprise IT departments to become better strategic partners to the businesses they support. Download this epaper to find out how to reduce IT spending and free up innovation by automating and virtualizing workloads with comprehensive capabilities in data security and disaster recovery.

Whitepaper: IaaS in Banking: The Easy Way to Better Safety and Better Results

by CenturyLinkJul 08, 2015

If your bank continues to run its own IT infrastructure, you're still exposed to a whole host of challenging and hard-to-solve problems: Massive security threats. Thorny IT governance regulations. Customer demands for more capacity, new channels and cutting-edge services.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) puts banks on a proven path to better safety and better results. Protect your bank from security threats. Reduce the burden of IT compliance. Improve operating efficiency. Enable customer growth with digital services in a consolidating industry.

That's the power of IaaS.

Webcast: Assessing, Analyzing and Addressing Cybersecurity Threats Cost-Effectively

by CenturyLinkJun 19, 2015

Banks face constantly evolving cyber security threats, driving the need for vigilance, deep threat assessments and associated risk analysis of critical IT and network infrastructures.   Leveraging a services provider, with dedicated and experienced managed security and analytics capabilities, helps banks cover their own resource gaps and build a secure, compliant environment in which to operate.

Attend this webinar and:

  • Explore the constantly evolving cyber security landscape and the challenges many banks face in trying to address these threats without the requisite experience and skill sets
  • Hear how IT compliance skills are not easily trained or acquired and the compliance burden on CIOs has increased without a corresponding increase in resources
  • Review how a complete security program needs to have dedicated resources in place to continually monitor the constantly changing threat landscape
  • Examine best practices regarding deep threat assessments and risk analysis of critical IT and network infrastructures, and the additional insights arising

Learn how a dedicated services provider, with security and analytics expertise, can help you address these challenges cost-effectively and without the need for large scale capital outlays.

Whitepaper: Capitalizing On Big Data: Managed Services Help Financial Firms Accelerate Big Data Projects

by CenturyLinkJan 22, 2015

Financial services firms are collecting unprecedented quantities of structured and unstructured data from a variety of sources and storing it in varying formats. Analysis of this big data can yield enormously valuable insights that help drive business growth, increase profitability, and manage risk. View this complimentary article to learn how managed big data services enable financial services forms to quickly deliver scalable and flexible solutions.

Whitepaper: Capture Today's Banking Customer, Leveraging Infrastructure-as-a-Service

by CenturyLinkJan 20, 2015

Today's banks are facing increased competition, a demand for services across a variety of digital platforms, and increasingly complex security and regulatory requirements. View this complimentary report to learn how banks can reduce costs and achieve ongoing agility by partnering with an infrastructure-as-a-service provider that can offer rigorous operational and security controls, scalable and highly available IT infrastructure, and expertise.

Whitepaper: Leveraging Managed Security Services to Fight Growing Cybersecurity Threats

by CenturyLinkJan 03, 2015

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently released a statement on 'Cyber-Attacks on Automated Teller Machine and Card Authorization Systems and Distributed Denial of Service Attacks.' In the statement, the FFIEC outlines six guidelines to maintain a state of readiness to address this ongoing threat:

• Conduct ongoing information security risk assessments
• Perform security monitoring, prevention and risk mitigation
• Protect against unauthorized access
• Implement and test controls around critical systems regularly
• Conduct information security awareness and training programs
• Test incidence response plans

Depending on the provider and package, buying IT security as a managed service can provide your organization with the hardware, software, infrastructure, and - most critically - the information and expertise that you need to meet these new FFIEC guidelines - and protect your business in today's complex and evolving threat environment.

Download your free copy of "Leveraging Managed Security Services to Fight Growing Cybersecurity Threats" to learn more now - and discover how you can better protect yourself from cybersecurity threats.

Whitepaper: Capture Today's Banking Customer, Leveraging Infrastructure-As-A-Service

by CenturyLinkJan 03, 2015

Today's banks are experiencing IT-related challenges brought on by an increase in demand for mobile functionality, including, increased social media activity, and the need for an overall seamless customer experience.

Banks need to drive innovation and build secure IT platforms. Often they turn to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider for help.

Read, CenturyLink's white paper; "Capture Today's Banking Customer: Leveraging Infrastructure-as-a-Service" and discover:

• How to remain competitive leveraging Infrastructure-as-a-Service
• How to best respond to the changing security and regulatory landscape
• How using a service provider is a cost-effective way to leverage hybrid IT

Whitepaper: Capitalizing On Big Data: Managed Services Help Financial Firms Accelerate Big Data Projects

by CenturyLinkJan 02, 2015

In order to stay ahead of competitors, drive growth, increase profitability and manage risk, financial services firms need to accelerate delivery of their big data solutions. Unfortunately, as firms are collecting unprecedented quantities of data, they are faced with a multitude of challenges, such as scalability, performance and acquiring the right skill sets required for production-grade big data management and analysis.

Although 96% of financial services executives are planning big data initiatives, most organizations lack the infrastructure, expertise, budget, or desire to implement a big data environment But, by partnering with a managed big data services provider, financial services firms can quickly deliver scalable and flexible solutions - enabling IT groups to focus on strategy rather than infrastructure implementation.

Read "Capitalizing on Big Data: Managed Services Help Financial Firms Accelerate Big Data Projects" now, and discover all the reasons why today's financial firms are partnering with managed big data services providers, including:

- Reduced time-to-market
- Increased flexibility
- Greater expertise
- Enhanced simplicity

Whitepaper: Hybrid IT: Best of All Worlds

by CenturyLinkJan 01, 2015

Today's fast and furious pace of business change is driving extreme demand for IT infrastructure agility. But even as the demand for agility must be met, so must the need for 100 percent availability.

In "Hybrid IT: Best of All Worlds," you'll learn why this situation is leading many IT decision-makers to re-evaluate and re-imagine their core infrastructure. And, as a result, they're outsourcing a growing proportion of it, utilizing a hybrid array of different approaches - such as data center colocation, managed services and cloud solutions. This allows decision-makers to focus more of their resources on delivering business applications-not managing the day-to-day operations of data centers.

In the next five years, most organizations will make this transition to a hybrid mix of outsourced services. The right blend of services will shift as business priorities change, cloud computing matures and new technologies emerge. The progression will begin with colocation and ultimately end with a full migration to the cloud. Discover the strategies you need to know to begin your progression and fast-forward your business' agility, including how to:

• Mix and match services to business priorities
• Choose a hybrid IT provider
• Unlock infrastructure agility with hybrid IT

Download "Hybrid IT: The Best of All Worlds" now, and learn how hybrid IT is the key to creating an agile infrastructure at your core.

Whitepaper: Align IT Infrastructure with Customer Demand. Learn how.

by CenturyLinkAug 10, 2014

Finding a technology partner that understands your customers is crucial to success. So when Linedata, a financial software and services provider, launched its new SaaS offering, they knew it was critical that their partner understand the unique and demanding requirements of the financial industry.

Linedata needed a world-class data center, and a trusted network carrier to connect clients to the product and, after careful evaluation, chose CenturyLink Technology Solutions.

CenturyLink met all three of Linedata's core criteria, having strong security compliance, a reliable global network and a deep understanding of the financial industry. And with a customer support team dedicated entirely to the financial vertical, CenturyLink was exactly the kind of partner Linedata needed to launch their new product.

Since partnering with CenturyLink, Linedata has been able to better serve its international clients and improve response times, has increased recurring revenue and, with a hosted environment, can now reach a whole new subset of potential customers in addition to offering existing customers an expanded suite of options.

"From the start, CenturyLink demonstrated a strong understanding of the financial services market - we knew this wasn't your average hosting and colocation provider," says Linedata Hosted Infrastructure Director, Toby Battell.

Read "Linedata Launches SaaS-Based Offering and Expands Global Reach with Markets Infrastructure" now, and learn how Linedata partnered with CenturyLink to expand its product offerings and achieve a global presence.