Why Improving Disaster Recovery Is Vital to Health Care

Disaster recovery for health care providers is mandated by the federal government. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requires that organizations that handle electronic personal health information have a disaster recovery plan in place. HHS Security Standards state that health care organizations must “Establish (and implement as needed) procedures to restore any … Read More

Why K-12 Education Needs the Cloud for Data Protection

Today, schools are taking on more technology initiatives. Teachers are increasingly using online resources in the classroom. They also use email, social media, and instant messaging to communicate with students and parents. Most K-12 schools use IT environments to process student records and data. Unfortunately, lack of funds may cause K-12 institutions to neglect backup … Read More

Can a Managed Router Solution Make Your Network Better?

Many of today’s technology trends put stress on business networks. Companies are moving to voice over internet protocol (VoIP) for telecommunication, allowing them to leverage unified communications (UC). Most organizations have adopted cloud and cloud-based services. The internet of things (IoT) is also gaining widespread usage. All these technologies require a high-speed, low latency fiber-based … Read More

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