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How to Plan for Next Year’s IT Budget

  The leaves are turning red and gold. Farmers’ markets are filled with crisp apples and festive pumpkins. The days are cooling off, and there is a smell of wood smoke in the air. These are all signs that fall has come to the Northeast. They are also signs that it is time for companies to start planning for next year’s IT budget.  … Read More

FirstLight Completes Acquisition of 186 Communications

Fourth transaction in the past year further advances FirstLight as one of the largest providers of fiber-based, high-capacity services throughout the Northeast FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of 186 Communications (“186”).  This latest acquisition marks the Company’s fourth successful acquisition … Read More

New Hampshire Judicial Branch Selects FirstLight as Key Internet and Data Center Provider

Court System Praises FirstLight for Exceptional Service Record and Offering Customized Solutions to Address Growing Network Requirements FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that the New Hampshire Judicial Branch has selected FirstLight to provide Internet and data center services for its system of 82 courts in 38 … Read More

How the Cloud Enables IoT

Gartner has included the Internet of Things (IoT) in its list of Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018. IoT will contribute to the emergence of digital twins. Digital twins link to real-world objects, providing information on the status of company assets. Information gathered from digital twins is then used to better manage, maintain, and … Read More

Why Fiber Optics Are Ideal for Cloud Computing

    Fiber optic technology is still underutilized, even though it represents the cutting edge in connectivity. Seeking Alpha, a technology market news source, reported that only 11% of Internet connections use fiber optics. Cloud computing is one area of opportunity for fiber optic connectivity.  Because the cloud offers infrastructure services over the Internet, the level of performance provided depends on the quality of … Read More

Why Migrate IBM i and POWER Applications to the Cloud?

Applications are the engines that keep your business running. They control business processes and help you interact with clients and customers. Developing applications empowers your company to innovate and compete. Analytics applications enable you to gain insights that drive key business decisions. For many organizations, IBM Power Systems applications provide additional advantages with their open source collaboration and cognitive analytics abilities.  … Read More