CenturyLink builds strategic IT outsourcing relationship with Procter & Gamble

CenturyLink builds strategic IT outsourcing relationship with Procter & Gamble 
Hybrid IT strategy helps transform how world's largest maker of consumer 
packaged goods internally procures, consumes IT services 
MONROE, La., Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today 
announced that The Procter & Gamble Company has enlisted CenturyLink 
Technology Solutions to help transform the way the world's largest maker of 
consumer packaged goods internally procures and consumes IT services. 
Expanding on a web-hosting relationship that began in 1999 when CenturyLink 
Technology Solutions operated as Savvis, Procter & Gamble will now tap a wide 
range of CenturyLink's global IT outsourcing solutions to instill agility into 
its corporate IT strategy. 
Under the arrangement, CenturyLink will offer hybrid IT infrastructure 
services through a consumption-based pricing model, empowering Procter & 
Gamble employees to bundle and select the technology services they need, when 
they need them. 
In addition, CenturyLink will provide Procter & Gamble with access to 
innovative technologies from its ecosystem of solutions from Cisco, NetApp, 
SAP and other key alliances. 
In presenting Procter & Gamble with a comprehensive IT strategy, CenturyLink 
devised a customized solution blending consulting, dedicated support desk and 
application services with cloud and managed hosting capabilities to drive 
agility, flexibility and access to new technologies within Procter & Gamble's 
IT organization. 
"We look forward to working closely with Procter & Gamble, as we have over the 
past 15 years as Savvis and now as CenturyLink, consistently delivering 
innovative technologies as we both evolve and grow," said Jeff Von Deylen, 
president, CenturyLink Technology Solutions. "We are proud to expand our 
relationship by helping them drive a strategic IT vision that delivers more 
value for its global business." 
About CenturyLink Technology Solutions CenturyLink Technology Solutions 
delivers innovative managed services for global businesses on virtual, 
dedicated and colocation platforms. For more information, visit 
About CenturyLink CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company 
in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services 
market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in 
cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. 
CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and 
select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic 
network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company 
also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink(®) Prism™ 
TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 
company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest 
corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com. 
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SOURCE  CenturyLink, Inc. 
Justin Lopinot, 314.628.7053, Justin.Lopinot@centurylink.com 
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