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2018

Five Solutions From FirstLight for 2019

Hopefully you’ll have some time to unplug and enjoy family and friends during the holidays. Before turning the calendar page to a new year, now is a great time to take stock of your IT, connectivity, and cloud needs. Here are five ways that FirstLight is positioned to provide your organization with more value in … Read More

Why You Should Rethink Your Cloud Choices

When selecting a cloud provider, your company may be tempted to go with one of the big players in the cloud market. In terms of sheer numbers, AWS is the clear leader, capturing a third of the market. While high-profile cloud providers have many good qualities, it can often be complex and burdensome to choose … Read More

Why Manufacturers Need the Cloud

Manufacturers are becoming increasingly automated. They rely on robotics and 3D printing to create products. Sensors on internet of things (IoT) devices enable manufacturers to monitor and manage supply chains, as well as conduct predictive maintenance. Devices used in manufacturing and distributing products create an abundance of data that can be used to improve production … Read More

3 Ways Public Safety Organizations Benefit From UC

Dozens of organizations work tirelessly each day to preserve public safety in communities. Their duties are all-inclusive: from everyday issues, such as traffic safety, to major crises, such as mass shootings and natural disasters. Recent news stories regarding response to emergencies illustrate how crucial rapid communication and response is in a crisis. Firemen, police, and … Read More

5 Advantages to Using Unified Communications in Finance

Global consulting firm Deloitte recently released its 2018 Banking Industry Outlook report, highlighting emerging trends in the industry. The top trends include embracing fintech, establishing customer-centricity, adjusting to a changing workforce, and increasing security risks. Many of the challenges created by these trends can be met by using unified communications. UC ramps up your telecommunications … Read More

Why Municipal Governments Need Disaster Recovery

Municipal governments are responsible for recovery when a natural disaster hits a community. Because local governments coordinate emergency response and relief efforts, their offices can’t afford to fall victim to the same traumatic incident that affects their constituents. Municipal governments need robust disaster recovery strategies that protect them from major disasters. Cloud-based disaster recovery helps … Read More

4 UC Use Cases in Manufacturing

Unified communications (UC) may seem like something that fits more easily into a corporation’s business offices. UC evokes images of executives and employees working from cubicles or remotely from home offices, using their mobile devices to web conference or exchange instant messages. However, UC has many uses in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers are challenged by … Read More