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2017

Why Fiber Optics Are Ideal for Cloud Computing

    Fiber optic technology is still underutilized, even though it represents the cutting edge in connectivity. Seeking Alpha, a technology market news source, reported that only 11% of Internet connections use fiber optics. Cloud computing is one area of opportunity for fiber optic connectivity.  Because the cloud offers infrastructure services over the Internet, the level of performance provided depends on the quality of … Read More

Why Migrate IBM i and POWER Applications to the Cloud?

Applications are the engines that keep your business running. They control business processes and help you interact with clients and customers. Developing applications empowers your company to innovate and compete. Analytics applications enable you to gain insights that drive key business decisions. For many organizations, IBM Power Systems applications provide additional advantages with their open source collaboration and cognitive analytics abilities.  … Read More

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