Learn how the ConnectED initiative plans to get 99% of all K – 12 schools in America connected to high-speed Internet and WiFi by 2018 and how the new E-Rate Modernization Order is providing a massive increase in E-Rate funding to make it possible.
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Windstream shares the latest FCC news, announcing significant E-Rate funding increases from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion to help K – 12 schools and libraries gain access to robust high-speed broadband and WiFi connections.
Windstream shares five E-Rate reminders for schools and libraries to take advantage of new E-Rate opportunities created by the E-Rate Modernization Order and successfully guide you through the E-Rate application process.
In this overview of Windstream’s “A Guide to Security and Privacy in a Hosted Exchange Environment,” we offer practical advice including access to our 26-point checklist for comparing Exchange provider security features to help you make an informed decision about provider security.
Businesses of all sizes are realizing cost savings, improved security and other benefits of hosted Exchange. Is hosted exchange a good fit for your company, too? Windstream’s “The Case for Hosted Exchange” white paper helps answer this question, and offers more than fifty other questions to ask when evaluating your Exchange options.
Windstream shares more PCI DSS Version 3.0 compliance requirements you must meet in 2015 including vulnerability management, point of sale security and training requirements in Part 2 of our “Get Ready for PCI DSS Version 3.0 Compliance” blog post.
New changes to the E-Rate program for schools and libraries include simplified 470s forms with online form completion, new WiFi funding and district-wide rates for 20% to 90% savings on phone systems, Internet access, networking solutions and data security.
As mission-critical applications are deployed, IT departments are watching bandwidth consumption grow at exponential rates, stressing networks. Windstream offers comprehensive enterprise network solutions including Advanced Application Reporting (AAR) for monitoring and managing bandwidth utilization.
If you’re still not ready for compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Version 3.0, it’s time to get it done before the January 1, 2015 deadline. Learn what you need to know about system components inventory, pen testing and service provider relationship management requirements in Part 1 of this two-part blog series.
Windstream shares five lessons gleaned from best practices of cloud computing giants to approach challenges like systems integration, budgets, resource allocation and more—delivered through cloud hosting solutions.
Windstream’s “Path to Value in the Cloud: Security and Services” report reveals data concerning security as companies migrate to the cloud, including surprising results indicating companies are not pursuing their security agendas in a logical or systematic way.
With a new E-Rate season starting, let Windstream help you evaluate broadband, security, WiFi and other technology advancements to add to your K-12 classrooms. Through E-Rate, many of these solutions can be implemented with funding support ranging from a 20 percent to 90 percent discount for eligible applicants.
Businesses migrating to the cloud are finding new direction on their path to value—a new twist on any cloud-related expectations. “The Path to Value in the Cloud: Where the Value Lies” report by Windstream and Oxford Economics cloud migration study reveals interesting twists as the race for efficiency through cloud migration has shifted to a drive toward growth, innovation and collaboration.
This Cloud Security and Service infographic, sharing data from the Path to Value in the Cloud study by Oxford Economics and Windstream, offers a snapshot of cloud migration security concerns influencing cloud migration as companies shift strategic focus to collaboration.
Businesses are moving Unified Communications (UC) to the top of their enterprise “to-do” lists as they begin to understand its tremendous potential for improving collaboration and reducing costs. Windstream suggests these steps for planning a smooth UC migration.
This “Cloud Drives Business Value” infographic shares data from “The Path to Value in the Cloud” study by Windstream and Oxford Economics. Get insight into where businesses are seeing the most value in the cloud—including areas such as collaboration, innovation and time to market—and how success can be measured.
In Windstream’s Path to Value in the Cloud Trailblazers Report, research reveals early cloud adopters are performing well ahead of their competitors, reporting substantially better bottom-line results and projecting more robust revenue growth. We took a deeper dive into their cloud migration journey to determine what they’re doing different.
Windstream shares highlights from the 12-month, 7-point Action Plan outlined for mobility in the AIIM Trendscape: The New Mobile Reality report. As enterprises make the transition to workplace mobility, it’s time to examine, evaluate and implement technologies, applications, practices and policies in the context of their contribution to workflow.
Our Windstream blogger wraps up COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2014 with reviews our new carrier portal announcement, Windstream’s ATLANTIC-ACM awards in the ILEC class “Voice Value” and “Data Value” categories, and final thoughts from the “Rural Telehealth: A Healthy Business Opportunity” session.
Blogging live from the Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit (HCTS), our Windstream blogger reviews “Internet of Things: The Perfect Storm or Washout?” session and factors driving businesses of all sizes to consider adopting Internet of Things (IoT) paradigms.
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