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2017

Successful transaction further establishes FirstLight as a leading provider of fiber-based infrastructure services in the Northeast  FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”).  This latest acquisition is just one of several that FirstLight has successfully completed … Read More

How to Overcome Disaster Recovery Challenges

A formal disaster recovery plan is necessary to ensure your business can survive a crippling outage or breach. In fact, a recent study published by the Ponemon Institute found that companies with effective disaster recovery plans recover faster and lose less money when they are hit by a data breach.  In addition to data breaches, SMBs can also face disruption from weather … Read More

5 Disaster Recovery Mistakes that Could Sink Your Business

Images of the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma are stark reminders of the need for strong disaster recovery measures. Failing to adequately prepare for natural disasters, such as high winds and flooding, may mean months or years of recovery. Worse yet, many affected companies may never recover.  Natural disasters aside, episodes of major downtime from equipment failure, power outages, or human error are … Read More

How to Protect Your Data from a Natural Disaster

Images relating to the destructive power of Hurricane Harvey are jaw-dropping. Homes and businesses are submerged in water. Streets have turned into rivers, and freeways look like storm-tossed seas. In an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, FEMA administrator, William Brock Long, forecasted that recovery from Harvey will take years. While Texas rests in one … Read More

Why the Cloud Is the Right Solution for Backup and Recovery

  Business continuity is the key to customer loyalty. When companies experience downtime, employees can’t be productive and customers don’t receive the support they require. Mission-critical applications cease working. Customers and clients lose confidence in you.   Your organization faces many challenges to business continuity, such as cyberthreats, equipment failure, employee negligence, and natural disasters. During an outage … Read More

Why Speed Is Important in Higher Educational Technology

Higher educational institutions are using technology not only to maintain records and document research but also to transform the way students and professors interact. E-learning initiatives like open online courses have expanded access to education, as well as the reach and longevity of professors’ work. The Next Web, a technology news source, reports that Coursera alone … Read More

The Northeastern Regional Information Center’s 29th Annual Regional Technology Awareness Day will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel in Albany, NY. The theme of Awareness Day 2017 is Ignite Learning: Inspire, Connect and Create. FirstLight is a vendor at the event, and we look forward to working with tomorrow’s tech … Read More