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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

5 Disaster Recovery Mistakes that Could Sink Your Business

Images of the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma are stark reminders of the need for strong disaster recovery measures. Failing to adequately prepare for natural disasters, such as high winds and flooding, may mean months or years of recovery. Worse yet, many affected companies may never recover.  Natural disasters aside, episodes of major downtime from equipment failure, power outages, or human error are … Read More

Why the Cloud Is the Right Solution for Backup and Recovery

  Business continuity is the key to customer loyalty. When companies experience downtime, employees can’t be productive and customers don’t receive the support they require. Mission-critical applications cease working. Customers and clients lose confidence in you.   Your organization faces many challenges to business continuity, such as cyberthreats, equipment failure, employee negligence, and natural disasters. During an outage … Read More

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 Connects with Partners at Recent Events

It has already been a busy spring for FirstLight, with a pair of events geared toward communicating with our current partners as well as building new relationships. First, our Partner Program team met with potential partners at Great North Aleworks in Manchester, NH, to discuss pairing the best FirstLight solutions with customer needs. In line … Read More