Windstream Business Blog

Ideas & Insights into Voice, Data, Networking & Cloud Solutions

  • How Healthcare Organizations Can Securely Transition to the Cloud

    How Healthcare Organizations Can Securely Transition to the Cloud

    The paramount role of security and protecting patient data in healthcare poses unique concerns for healthcare organizations that transition to cloud-based unified communications (UC). The dilemma:...

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  • Preparing for Content Provider Hyper Growth: Don’t Hinder Your Own Success

    Preparing for Content Provider Hyper Growth: Don’t Hinder Your Own Success

    The Silicon Valley recipe for success involves a frenzied drive for growth at all costs. Put a minimum viable product out there before the competition does, give a substantial portion of the...

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  • Reimagine Your Network

    Reimagine Your Network

    Savvy retailers are turning “brick-and-mortar” stores into a competitive advantage, blending digital technology with traditional merchandising. From enabling personalized item recommendations...

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  • Mitigating DDoS Threats on Your Own Terms

    Mitigating DDoS Threats on Your Own Terms

    Insurance is that product we all buy but hope we never use. Of course, paying for something you don’t use can create a dilemma. Let’s say your company offers an optional dental plan. By...

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  • Healthcare Consumerization: Taking a Page from Retail to Improve the Patient Experience

    Healthcare Consumerization: Taking a Page from Retail to Improve the Patient Experience

    Have you ever been frustrated by your experience as a patient? I found myself recently needing to take my husband to an urgent care on a Sunday due to an unfortunate incident. Everything about the...

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  • The Growing Importance of SD‑WAN to Manufacturing

    The Growing Importance of SD‑WAN to Manufacturing

    Large-scale manufacturers have long been pioneers in wide area networking. Their unique needs for real-time information sharing across multiple operating functions, manufacturing locations,...

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  • A Smooth Path to a Massive Cloud Migration

    A Smooth Path to a Massive Cloud Migration

    Players in highly competitive industries face constant pressure to increase operating efficiency and grow sales. Of course, the best way to plan for and make these decisions is through data....

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  • How Technology is Changing the Banking Payment Ecosystem

    How Technology is Changing the Banking Payment Ecosystem

    Times are changing—and the banking payments ecosystem is evolving with new challengers. Innovation and next-gen technologies are set to give a shifting base of consumers more options. In fact, 68%...

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  • What to Expect from UCaaS in 2019

    What to Expect from UCaaS in 2019

    Predicting the future can be clouded with hype versus substance in volatile markets, but the path for UCaaS in 2019 is already becoming clear. Several strong trends are emerging that are setting...

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  • Reimagine Your Store

    Reimagine Your Store

    We are in the midst of a retail renaissance, with digital technologies transforming the traditional store model. While that transformation isn’t over, we’re sufficiently far enough along that...

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  • What is Unified Communications?

    What is Unified Communications?

    “Unified communications” (UC) brings together disparate business communication applications – voice, chat, email, text messaging, fax, audio and video conferencing, collaboration tools, presence...

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  • A Holiday Promise for All Windstream Enterprise Retail Customers

    A Holiday Promise for All Windstream Enterprise Retail Customers

    If your organization could have anything you wish for this holiday season, what would it be? 1. A year-over-year sales increase? 2. A network that never lets you down? 3. A believable Santa Claus...

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  • Replacing Aging IT Systems – When it’s Time to Move On

    Replacing Aging IT Systems – When it’s Time to Move On

    How do you know when it’s time to replace your organization’s legacy IT infrastructure? There are always new technologies offering advantages over what you have. Just like there will always be...

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  • How Blockchain Technology is Impacting the Customer Experience

    How Blockchain Technology is Impacting the Customer Experience

    There are a few fundamentals that underpin any effective customer experience program: Culture – Building and nurturing a true customer-centric culture. Governance – Your mechanism to turn the CX...

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  • How Patient Experience as a Service (PEaaS) Can Drive Patient Loyalty

    How Patient Experience as a Service (PEaaS) Can Drive Patient Loyalty

    The entire healthcare industry has become much more focused on improving the patient experience. That’s crucial for a number of reasons, including good old customer satisfaction. It’s easier than...

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  • 3 Reasons You Need Omnichannel Now

    3 Reasons You Need Omnichannel Now

    You may be hearing the term omnichannel a lot recently. So, what is it and why is it so prevalent? Many businesses are implementing or have implemented multichannel business solutions to ensure...

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  • Digital Technologies Revolutionize the Shopping Journey

    Digital Technologies Revolutionize the Shopping Journey

    Taking care of a simple to-do task for my home last weekend illustrated how digital technology can be woven effectively into the brick-and-mortar shopping experience. In this case, it struck me as...

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  • 4 Essential SD-WAN Security Defenses

    4 Essential SD-WAN Security Defenses

    SD-WAN’s growing popularity stems from the advantages it offers by moving key business functions to the cloud: simplified management, increased efficiency and resiliency, improved scalability, and...

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  • Hybrid Networking: The Advantages of Blending Best‑in‑Breed Networking Options

    Hybrid Networking: The Advantages of Blending Best‑in‑Breed Networking Options

    Software defined WAN (SD-WAN) is fast becoming the new standard in wide-area networking, with rapid adoption driven by improved flexibility/functionality, accompanied by cost reduction and...

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  • Combating DDoS Attacks: How to Keep Your Retail Network Secure

    Combating DDoS Attacks: How to Keep Your Retail Network Secure

    Thanks to PCI DSS, the retail industry has done a remarkable job of mobilizing to protect customers’ cardholder data. While widespread compliance can’t completely keep the cyber thieves at bay,...

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