Blog Posts for Cloud

SD-WAN: Pathway to Digital Transformation for Branch Office Networks

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In the era of digital transformation, branch office networks play an unprecedented role in delivering business value. Digital transformation refers to the disruption and evolution of business models and processes through new technologies leveraging cloud, mobility, social media and the Internet of Things. Many digital transformation initiatives are centered around cloud-based business applications...

A Win-WAN For Enterprise: UCaaS Over SD-WAN

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Downtime, latency, constantly growing demand for bandwidth and a proliferation of cloud-based apps have paved the way for software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) – a more efficient, agile enterprise network alternative that offers a better foundation for voice, data and productivity enhancing, XaaS applications, such as Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS).

Network-based Business Continuity Critical to Cloud Transformation

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As we watch data-sensitive industries like healthcare and financial services move mission-critical business applications to the cloud, reliable network connectivity is increasingly becoming a key priority. And it's not limited to these two segments. Mid-size enterprises of all types—ranging from retail and manufacturing, to consulting and education—view highly available network connectivity as a vital business necessity.

SD-WAN: The Network Evolves to Support Digital Transformation and Cloud

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SD-WAN has emerged as an important solution for businesses which are increasingly dependent on the cloud, and are striving to digitally transform their operations.  IDC found that digital transformation is an imperative for enterprises and other organizations worldwide.  Indeed, in a world defined by digital transformation, competition is increasingly intense.

Windstream Invests in Detroit Expansion

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There are few cities in America as interesting as Detroit. It has such a variety of influences that people can't agree on a nickname. Whatever you call it -- the Motor City, the Arsenal of Democracy, Motown, Hockeytown, the 313 – there is no question that Droit is beloved by its residents.

We are proud to invest in our hometown of Little Rock

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Those of us who work at Windstream are proud to call Little Rock, Arkansas, home. Windstream is headquartered here, and our company’s connection to the city goes back nearly 75 years.

So you can imagine how excited we are to announce a major expansion of the local metro fiber network in our community. That’s because it creates a new level of connectivity and network stability for all local businesses, and expands the services that are available to our local customers.

Voice, the Cloud and Snowflakes: A Checklist for Middle Market Companies Thinking about Unified Communications

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Mike Hoyt

Does your voice system link to Salesforce.com and collaborative applications that provide greater productivity and more business intelligence? Do you know exactly what happens to customers when they dial in for support and try to navigate the system? Do you know how many of them successfully reach the department or person they are looking for?

Standing Up for Businesses in Dallas that Need Fiber Deployments, Not Empty Promises

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When it comes to high-speed fiber deployments, Dallas has had its heart broken in the past. In fact, the city’s most recent “left at the altar” moment happened just last fall when a major provider announced it would hit the “pause” button on a planned fiber roll-out.