Why We Love Disaster Recovery (And You Should, Too)

We all have a natural tendency to avoid negative topics, which could explain why so few organizations do any real disaster planning. They discount the fact that the cost of downtime is extremely high, and growing. In its most recent cost of data breach study, Ponemon Institute found that the cost of a data breach rose … Read More

Partner Program Blog Series:  How to Get the Most from Your Partner

   The holidays are over and 1Q17 is well underway. That means new opportunities, new sales tools and new goals. So how do agents get the most out of their partners to make sure this year is their most successful yet? Continuing our FirstLight Partner Program blog series for 2017, this piece looks at some … Read More

4 Signs It’s Time to Invest in Virtual Desktops

Virtual desktops have been around for a while now, but adoption rates have been slower than many analysts originally predicted. For those who are not familiar, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) refers to a desktop operating system that resides in a virtual machine that’s run on a centralized server. In the past, VDI was too expensive … Read More

Partner Program Blog Series:  How to Identify a Solid Communications Provider

The new year marks the perfect opportunity for improvement and progression. On the business side of things, what can companies do to increase profits? To stay ahead of competitors? To best streamline operations and save money? To achieve even more success than the prior year? A great way to ensure success in 2017 for your … Read More

How IoT Could Affect Your IT Budget

When you think about the Internet of Things (IoT) in the context of a business setting, do you picture a large enterprise or a small or medium-sized business? Many of us think of the enterprise. This may be because SMBs have been slow at reacting to IoT compared to enterprise businesses. In fact, one recent surveyfound … Read More

FirstLight Fiber combines with Oxford Networks

By: Staff FirstLight Fiber, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in New York and northern New England, announced today that Oak Hill Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of Lewiston-based Oxford Networks for an undisclosed amount. Operations of Oxford and FirstLight have now been combined, resulting in FirstLight now operating a 5,000 route … Read More