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How to better protect your organization against cyber attacks

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There are new cybersecurity breaches making headlines every day. The cost of cybercrime is mounting and will top $6 trillion annually in 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. The average cost of a single ransomware incident is more than $713,000.

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Industry awards recognize newly merged CenturyLink/Level 3

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The new combination of CenturyLink and Level 3 has much to be thankful for this season, including a raft of awards received at the MEF17 networking conference in Orlando this week. The awards highlight service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation. Our employees work tirelessly to provide innovative services and solutions to our customers and we are proud and humbled to receive such recognition.

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Q&A With Jay Edmundson: Boost Your Brand with Transformational Customer Experiences

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Today’s top brands in the retail and hospitality industry know that your digital transformation doesn’t need to be dramatic or holistic to be effective. The real key to staying in front of your customers is to deliver exceptional experiences while more effectively promoting your brand. Retail companies are boosting investments that greatly enhance the customer experience in order to stay relevant, and thereby, competitive in the era of the omni-channel consumer.

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Counting down, Getting Ready: GDPR in a Multi-Cloud World

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To help save time and money, a growing number of enterprises are storing sensitive customer data in the public cloud. Increasingly, they’re also leveraging multiple cloud providers. According to IDC, nearly 80% of organizations plan to use three or more clouds by 2020. Securing data in a multi-cloud environment can be especially problematic for organizations seeking to meet compliance standards, since they need to prove they can control their data by following best practices around cloud data security shared responsibility models.

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Key Observations from the 2017 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

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CenturyLink was a Premier sponsor at this year’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in October. The event explores new ways of thinking and offers the trusted insights and guidance IT leaders need to lead their organization with confidence.

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Healthcare Data — Too Much Information?

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Although many hospitals still have a lot of paper records on file, digitization of information is exploding in the healthcare industry. Not only are the existing physical patient records and files being digitized, but new sources of data are multiplying rapidly, including personal fitness trackers, connected scales, blood pressure monitors and eventually genomic data. This may all turn out to be a good thing in the long term. But given most large hospitals already have more than 50 different sources of data from which they pull data, the focus needs to be on providing a single coherent view of data to clinicians, regardless of where the data resides.

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NEW Video Series: Cybersecurity Myths Debunked

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In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we’ve launched a new video series offering business and IT leaders insight about cybersecurity topics and challenges we often hear when we meet with customers and prospects.

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State CIO priority 3: To the cloud or bust

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The rallying cry in public sector IT circles is “IT modernization.” This imperative means many things in practice, but when it is invoked by elected leaders and others with funding authority or public accountability the word “modernization” seems to be a catch-all euphemism for “cloud.” It is no surprise, then, that “cloud services” ranks so highly in NASCIO’s survey of top strategies, processes and solutions.

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