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2018

3 Reasons Manufacturers Need Disaster Recovery

Manufacturers increasingly rely on technology to produce and distribute goods. Robotics play a key role in the manufacturing and assembly of products in factories. Sensors and beacons in Internet of things (IoT) devices track products as they progress along the supply chain and help monitor inventory in warehouses. Manufacturers leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to make … Read More

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Expands Relationship with FirstLight

As Longstanding Internet Provider, FirstLight is Now Also the Preferred Vendor for Campus-wide Hosted Voice Services Albany, NY – October 4, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced today that Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences … Read More

FirstLight Provides Internet and Wide Area Networking Services to Alfred State College

FirstLight’s comprehensive fiber-based solutions provide connectivity for faculty, staff and students Albany, NY – October 3, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic interconnectivity and data services in the Northeast, announced today that Alfred State College (ASC) has selected FirstLight to provide faculty, staff and students of the college high-quality Internet and fiber optic … Read More

Why Financial Organizations Should Adopt the Cloud

As a highly regulated industry, financial services has been wary adopting cloud technology. But that is changing. In the past, concerns about storing sensitive financial and personally identifiable information in the cloud has been key factors in slowing adoption. This financial information is a gold mine for cybercriminals. Storing such lucrative information in a multi-tenant … Read More

Why K-12 Education Needs the Cloud for Data Protection

Schools are in a unique situation when it comes to disaster recovery. They are often limited to one physical location, so they are in trouble when disaster strikes. Unlike corporations or higher education institutions, K-12 schools don’t have access to geographically dispersed branch offices or campuses. If a school loses its building due to a … Read More

5 Ways to Use Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud continues to be a popular choice for companies. 451 Research predicted that by 2019, 69% of companies will adopt multicloud or hybrid cloud. The flexibility of hybrid cloud drives the market. Users enjoy the security of private cloud along with the accessibility and affordability of public cloud. Companies that choose hybrid cloud can … Read More

How Unified Communications Is Changing the Workplace

The workforce is changing, so companies need to be ready to adapt. Pew Research Center found that millennials are the largest generation in the workforce today, making up 35% of the labor force. In 2017, 56 million millennials were either working or seeking employment. This new workforce is made up of people who are independent … Read More