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3 Things Healthcare Organizations Should Look for in a Cloud Provider

Cloud computing has taken over every facet of our professional and personal lives. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools, Content Management Systems (CMS), Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, collaboration tools, storage, social media – we’re at an interesting point in time where business devices no longer require a memory … Read More

5 Fatal Disaster Recovery Mistakes to Avoid

Out of sight. Out of mind. That’s a trap we all fall into. Usually, the consequences aren’t severe. When it comes to business, however, that mindset can come back to haunt you. That’s certainly the case with disaster recovery. The only time disaster recovery seems to be top of mind is right after a disaster. … Read More

NYSLGITDA

Date: October 9, 2019 Place: Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel – Watkins Glen, NY   FirstLight will be attending NYSLGITDA’s Fall Conference 2019 at the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, New York.   If you’d like to connect at the conference, please contact Jen Novy: jnovy@firstlight.net or Brian Osgood: bosgood@firstlight.net. We look forward to seeing you … Read More

4 Ways Unified Communications Transforms Your Business

Think about how many times a day people mention “instant access.” It very well may be the marketing catchphrase of the decade. However, it’s almost always a talking point for consumer-facing products. What about instant access for business? Imagine creating a business ecosystem that gives companies, their employees, and their customers instant access to the … Read More

NYCM Insurance Selects FirstLight for Ethernet Private Line Service

FirstLight’s dedicated, point-to-point Ethernet solution will provide redundancy between NYCM locations Albany, NY – July 30, 2019 – 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 New York Central Mutual Insurance (NYCM) has selected FirstLight as its provider … Read More

How to Know If SD-WAN Is Right for Your Business

IDC predicted that the global software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) market will exceed $6 billion in 2020. But before your company jumps on the SD-WAN bandwagon, is it right for your business? Growth in the SD-WAN market may be driven by a transformation that is taking place in the way companies are organized. Today’s companies … Read More

Why Your Company Needs Network Monitoring

Savvy companies have learned to take a proactive stance toward network security. Now they need to take a preventive approach to network performance. If a network problem persists, eventually all your company’s systems slow to a snail’s pace — or worse, some applications could come to a grinding halt. Customers and users get frustrated. Mission-critical … Read More