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CenturyLink Opens New Tech Center of Excellence in Louisiana


TYSONS CORNER, VA March 26, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday on CenturyLink’s (NYSE: CTL) new technology center of excellence in Monroe, Louisiana, which began operations this week. According to Glen Post II, president and CEO of CenturyLink, the opening of the facility embodies the company’s business strategy of becoming ...

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Tim Meehan to Head CenturyLink’s Government Business

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Tim Meehan, formerly a vice president of sales at CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), has been appointed to lead the telecommunications company’s government business as senior vice president and general manager. “He takes the reins from Lisa Bruch, who served as CenturyLink Government’s acting senior vice president and general manager for the past ...

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CenturyLink Buys Disaster Recovery Provider DataGardens


CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has acquired DataGardens, a provider of disaster recovery services, for an undisclosed amount in an effort to grow its cloud-based and on-premise offerings, Forbes reported Monday. Ben Kepes writes CenturyLink began to incorporate DataGardens into its cloud products and services in early 2014 and the acquisition wraps up that partnership. DataGardens was established in ...

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Aamir Hussain Joins CenturyLink as EVP, CTO

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Aamir Hussain, a former chief technology officer and managing director at Liberty Global, has joined CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) as executive vice president and CTO. He will lead work to automate many of CenturyLink’s products, focus on customer experiences and help manage company platforms and technologies, CenturyLink said Tuesday. Hussain was ...

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Diana Gowen Heads to Deep Water Point as Principal Consultant


Diana Gowen, formerly head of CenturyLink‘s (NYSE: CTL) public sector business, has joined business navigator firm Deep Water Point as that company seeks to expand its reach in the information technology and telecommunications spheres. The 30-year industry veteran will lead teams in support of both civilian and defense clients, Deep Water Point said Tuesday. ...

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CenturyLink to Run Data Center Services at 2 NIH Hubs

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The National Institutes of Health has awarded CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) a potential 10-year, $62.7 million contract to deliver network connectivity, colocation and data backup services to two NIH facilities. CenturyLink will provide managed data center services to the NIH-run National Library of Medicine and Center for Information Technology, the company ...

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CenturyLink Board OKs 2-Year, $1B Share Buyback Plan

CenturyLink‘s (NYSE: CTL) board of directors has approved a plan to repurchase up to $1 billion of the company’s common stock over the next two years. The company intends to fund the purchases with free cash flow generated by the business and start the new initiative after completing its current ...

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CenturyLink Joins Dell Cloud Partner Network; Jeremy Ford, Suku Krishnaraj Comment


CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has joined a Dell partner ecosystem to offer a range of cloud-based computing, storage and networking services to government and other enterprise clients. CenturyLink will deliver infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service offerings from its data centers through Dell’s cloud network program, Dell said Thursday. Suku Krishnaraj, vice president and ...

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CenturyLink Wins Potential $750M DISA Fiber Optic Net IDIQ; Diana Gowen Comments


CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has won a potential $750 million contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to install a fiber-optic network for connecting the Defense Department‘s supercomputers and researchers. DISA’s defense information technology contracting organization awarded the Defense Research and Engineering Network III contract as a potential 10-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, ...

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