News

Blog

Why Your Business Needs Flexible Backup and Recovery

One of the most mundane IT tasks that all tech professionals are familiar with is data backup. When something goes wrong (a user accidentally deletes a file, a server fails without warning, a hacker attacks with malicious code) everyone in the office assumes a backup safety net is in place. But that assumption may be only partially correct.  Backup is, of course, absolutely fundamental in business. Gartner technology … Read More

Is Your Data Protected Against a Natural Disaster?

According to statistics published in Forrester’s 2016 study, The State of Enterprise Risk Management 2016,only 40% of businesses have a contingency plan in place in case of an emergency or natural disaster. In other words, there is a 60% chance that your business has not taken preventative measures to protect your valuable business data against a natural disaster. However, the likelihood that your … Read More

FirstLight Donates $500 to Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland was a recent recipient of a FirstLight Community Matters donation of $500. FirstLight selects one organization each month to receive a $500 donation as determined by a FirstLight employee voting process. Organizations must be located within the service area of the company’s various office locations. Pictured from left … Read More

Will You Be Ready When Ransomware Strikes?

The question isn’t if it will happen, only when… High-profile cyberattacks like the recent WannaCry ransomware attack are becoming hard for businesses to ignore. It’s clear that ransomware attacks are becoming more sophisticated and difficult to detect. Today, even seasoned users can slip up and click on an infected link. For example, an employee might … Read More

How VoIP Saves Your Business Money

Some companies may hesitate to switch to voice over internet protocol (VoIP) because they believe the rumor that it is too expensive for most companies to implement. The premise of moving to VoIP seems especially daunting for mid-sized businesses that operate on small budgets. Newer technologies can be more expensive, but VoIP isn’t new – … Read More

What Is Driving the DRaaS Market?

There was a time when companies were nervous about trusting the cloud to store sensitive data. Now organizations are moving their mission-critical systems and data to the cloud.  Technology researchers at Gartner predicted that both disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) implementations will grow an astonishing 200% by 2020. … Read More