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Enabling Secure Collaboration and Mobility for the US Government

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Improving citizen-facing and employee-facing collaboration efforts is a top priority for the U.S. government. While users want the freedom to choose their own device, it is critical that the information sharing meets stringent security, reliability and real-time demands of government communications. Windstream is enabling collaboration and mobility efforts with secure solutions for U.S. government agencies.

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Rural Health Care: Our New RHC Infographic has all the Information You Need

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It’s an exciting time in rural healthcare! The USAC is still offering support for the Rural Health Care Program, and has also started the first full year of funding under the new Healthcare Connect Fund. Find out more about the two main programs and which one is right for your healthcare facility with our RHC Infographic.

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Security for the Cloud Era Post-It Notes to Complete Protection

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Today, the chance of being targeted by malicious hackers has significantly increased as businesses of all sizes depend on technology for pretty much every operational area. As security and technology become more intertwined, the need for proper security measure is increasingly important. Do you have enough security solutions in place?

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Live from Cloud Partners 2014: Thinking Outside the (In) Box: Core Cloud Technologies for SMB Customers

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Panel session from Cloud Partners 2014 examining ways in which small businesses are currently investing in technologies, especially cloud services. The session’s focus centered around how cloud has “changed the channel,” affecting everything from business models to sales cycles. The panel explored a few specific solutions in greater depth, including the increasing interest in Software as a Service.

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The Unified Communications Essential Series: Staff Training + Outstanding Support = Successful Integration

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The ideal training program will help speed the adoption of Unified Communications (UC). Clear instruction and ongoing education and updates contribute significantly to increased employee comfort and adoption. Windstream shares four key elements that define successful training. 

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E-Rate Gets a Makeover: Modernization Offers New Services and a Simplified Application Process

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In this post, Windstream shares latest information as schools and libraries begin to navigate the many changes of the newly adopted E-Rate Modernization Order. Learn about new initiatives that expand funding for WiFi in schools and libraries and how the application process has been streamlined and simplified.

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Live from VMWorld 2014: Windstream’s Cloud Migration Services—Transitions Made Seamless

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In the “Cloud Migration Services—Transitions Made Seamless” session hosted by Windstream at VMWorld 2014, our Cloud Path migration tool demo highlighted benefits and best practices to facilitate physical to virtual server and storage environment transitions. Learn how automated cloud migration provides significant time savings compared to moving a server data using a physical device or rebuilding server configurations from the ground up.

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Live from VMWorld 2014: Easing Implementation and Management of Hybrid Cloud Through Managed Services: Best Practices from the Real World

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In our live Windstream blog from VM World 2014, we share vital elements to review before selecting a private, public or hybrid cloud and developing and implementing a cloud strategy—as shared in the “Easing Implementation and Management of Hybrid Cloud Through Managed Services: Best Practices from the Real World” session.

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Live from VMWorld 2014: Building a Business Case for Compliancy and Disaster Recovery in Healthcare: The Impact of Industry Regulation

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Blogging live from VMWorld 2014, our Windstream blogger shares highlights from the forum “Compliancy and Disaster Recovery in Healthcare: The Impact of Industry Regulation.” Session leaders reviewed how pressures caused by healthcare industry regulatory changes are driving reliance on IT systems, increasingly so in light of HIPAA compliance requirements—and offer valuable insight into developing a disaster recovery roadmap.

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Live from VMWorld 2014: VMware in Healthcare—How VMware Solutions are Helping Provide Better Patient Care

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Our Windstream blogger recaps how VMWare Healthcare IT solutions are helping to deliver better patient care from insights gathered from the panel discussion at the in the VMware in Healthcare panel discussion at VMWorld 2014. The panel experts weighed in on how healthcare provider are turning to IT to address common challenges such as mergers, acquisitions and outsourcing—as well as keeping critical applications and systems functional during major integration efforts.

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Live from VMWorld 2014: Virtual Technology, Real Results: Boeing’s Success on the Road to IT as a Service (ITaaS)

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Reporting live from VMWorld 2014, our Windstream blogger shares key takeaways from Boeing’s successful transition to virtual technology and IT as a service (ITaaS).  Boeing’s senior IT manager/director, Enes Yildirim, shares practical advice based on their experience transitioning to virtual technology and ITaaS solutions, elevating their cloud strategy and their path to multi-million dollar cost savings.

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