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: 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.  

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: Building a Disaster-Ready Infrastructure

by CenturyLinkNov 17, 2011

Everyday problems, such as hardware failures and power outages, are much more common than natural disasters and can bring a business to its knees. Only companies with a disaster-ready infrastructure and solid business continuity plan can come through such events with minimal downtime and cost.

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: 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: 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: Data Protection and Your Customers

by CenturyLinkNov 17, 2011

As businesses look to improve customer experiences with interactive kiosks, and mobile applications and payment options, they must also ensure that customer data is protected against security breaches. See how Payment Card Industry compliance can keep customer data safe and strengthen your business.

Whitepaper: Focus on Core Business and Innovation - Not your IT. Learn how.

by CenturyLinkAug 10, 2014

A strong technology partner can help companies put focus back on their core business. Scivantage, a software company, needed just this type of partner, so they could focus on effectively serving the financial services industry.

In order to improve operational efficiency for their customers, Scivantage has to be up and running 24/7 and meet a rigorous set of requirements, making their need for scalable IT infrastructure that is always secure, reliable and available, imperative to meeting their customer's demands.

To achieve this, Scivantage turned to CenturyLink Technology Solutions. With CenturyLink, Scivantage was offered all the features and benefits of a world-class enterprise data center, without having to manage it themselves. CenturyLink's quality of support and reputation for strong security compliance has been critical for Scivantage to keep operations running smoothly.

With CenturyLink's hosting and colocation services, Scivantage is now able to focus on its core software business, support significant growth and meet aggressive timelines, increasing speed to market.

Mike Felice, Manager at Scivantage, says, "CenturyLink helps us get out in front and get there quickly, a fact that gives us the edge over our competitors."

Read "Scivantage Experiences Rapid Growth and Speeds Time to Market with CenturyLink" now, and learn how Scivantage partnered with CenturyLink to attract new clients and promote growth.

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.