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Based on recent briefings with CenturyLink, this research note focuses on the IT services element of its business-to-business strategy.


  • Through its acquisition of ElasticBox (June 2016), CenturyLink gained a tool for enterprise multicloud management, including the ability to broker certain cloud services (Azure and AWS). This has become the Cloud Application Manager.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn more about CenturyLink's evolving enterprise services strategy.
  • Determine if CenturyLink has credible offers in application services, big data, and multicloud management.

Key questions answered

  • How will CenturyLink differentiate itself in a crowded IT services market?
  • Is an integrated organization to tackle the IT services opportunity desirable?

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  • Summary
  • Managed cloud, big data on demand, and SAP services stand out
  • Is CenturyLink becoming an IT services firm, or does it just own units that act as such?


  • Further reading
  • Author

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