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Build a better Cloud

Find out how to put your cloud strategy on the right course to ensure long-term success.


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Cloud: security threat or opportunity?

It's one of the biggest fears of connected business today. Know the truth about data security and privacy in a hybrid cloud.


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IDC Interactive White Paper: Best Practices for Cloud Adoption

This white paper discussed IDC research that provides recommendations on a set best practices that can help organizations accelerate their cloud maturity.


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Mapping the Cloud Maturity Curve

4,000 word research paper with 5 interviews, deep dive into research findings, comparisons against geography, industry and company life stage.


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Mapping the Cloud Maturity Curve—The Fundamental Five

Holistic view of the current mature cloud landscape featuring expert interviews. Provides a top-line vision of the research topic and foundation for phase II of Economist Intelligence Unit.


IBM

Best Practice Security in a Cloud-Enabled World

This report explores that security in a fast-paced technology-infused world cries for an “invest once and deploy everywhere” approach.


IBM

Stepping Into the Cloud: A Practical Guide to Creating and Implementing a Successful Cloud Strategy

This practical guide offers steps for moving your company into the cloud, at whatever pace you prefer.


IBM

Leveraging the Cloud for your Big Data Workloads

This report explores how with the right partner, enterprises can ensure that their Big Data workloads perform consistently, securely, and cost effectively while delivering on-demand, real-time analytics to make smart business decisions.


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Make sense of your data - Using metadata to understand data in a hybrid environment

This e-book focuses on better understanding your data, including using metadata to help business and IT teams collaborate and building confidence in data.


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Governance Moves Big Data from Hype to Confidence

Review the survey results to learn how big data affects user confidence in data and what is keeping companies from launching initiatives based on new technologies.


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The truth about information governance and the cloud

This e-book introduces four foundation elements for good information governance in a hybrid cloud environment: understanding your data, maintaining data, securing and protecting data, and turning data into information.


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Key Reasons to Use Software-defined Storage and How to Get Started

This White Paper examines the range of Software Defined Storage (SDS) approaches, and weighs their potential value and suitability. With a reminder that users' needs are paramount the paper provides practical tips on how to balance the options and get started on optimized SDS adoption.


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Creating a Cloud Computing Strategy

This white paper walks you through considerations for establishing a proactive, effective approach to cloud computing that is tailored to your organization - including re-evaluating how cloud computing can transform your business and utilizing cloud to gain strategic advantage.


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Bringing the Power of Big Data Analytics to IT Operations

This four-page whitepaper contains an overview of a new approach to managing IT operations, explaining how Big Data analytics enables IT teams to better tackle problems that jeopardize the performance and availability of virtualized datacenters.


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Managed Security in Financial Services

Download the CenturyLink whitepaper: “Leveraging IT Infrastructure as a Service Enables Agile Responses to Constantly Changing Threats” to learn how you can help your organization protect itself — and its customers — from evolving internal and external threats.


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Forrester Survey: Web & Mobile Investments Drive Revenue and Loyalty

This Technology Adoption Profile survey by Forrester Consulting evaluates the current adoption, trends and challenges associated with hosted eCommerce solutions.


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The Three Pillars of Effective Disaster Recovery

Download the CenturyLink whitepaper: “The Three Pillars of Effective Disaster Recovery: DRaaS + Networking + Managed Hosting.” Learn how each pillar is essential as they combine to form the essential footing of an effective DR solution.


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Enhancing IT Resiliency

Download CenturyLink’s executive brief, “Superstorm-Proof Your IT Infrastructure: How To Achieve 100% Resiliency” to learn more about why a responsive, current and customized IT infrastructure is crucial to maintaining uptime and mitigating disasters.


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Optimizing for Innovation: How Hybrid IT Outsourcing Shifts IT Focus to Innovation

Download the CenturyLink executive brief "Optimizing for Innovation: How Hybrid IT Outsourcing Shifts IT Focus to Innovation" and explore how cost efficiencies can be achieved via the different elements of a Hybrid IT infrastructure outsource approach, allowing IT groups to apply more of the IT budget to innovation.