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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

FirstLight Partners with Megaport to Offer Seamless Cloud Connectivity

Combination of FirstLight’s Low-Latency Fiber Connections Combined with Megaport’s Software Defined Network (SDN) Creates a Compelling End-to-End Solution  ALBANY, NY – October 30, 2018 – 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 it is leveraging Megaport’s global … Read More

Why Financial Organizations Should Adopt the Cloud

As a highly regulated industry, financial services has been wary adopting cloud technology. But that is changing. In the past, concerns about storing sensitive financial and personally identifiable information in the cloud has been key factors in slowing adoption. This financial information is a gold mine for cybercriminals. Storing such lucrative information in a multi-tenant … Read More

Why K-12 Education Needs the Cloud for Data Protection

Schools are in a unique situation when it comes to disaster recovery. They are often limited to one physical location, so they are in trouble when disaster strikes. Unlike corporations or higher education institutions, K-12 schools don’t have access to geographically dispersed branch offices or campuses. If a school loses its building due to a … Read More

5 Ways to Use Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud continues to be a popular choice for companies. 451 Research predicted that by 2019, 69% of companies will adopt multicloud or hybrid cloud. The flexibility of hybrid cloud drives the market. Users enjoy the security of private cloud along with the accessibility and affordability of public cloud. Companies that choose hybrid cloud can … Read More

How Unified Communications Is Changing the Workplace

The workforce is changing, so companies need to be ready to adapt. Pew Research Center found that millennials are the largest generation in the workforce today, making up 35% of the labor force. In 2017, 56 million millennials were either working or seeking employment. This new workforce is made up of people who are independent … Read More

The Top 3 Rising IT Security Threats

Cybercriminals are continually adapting their strategies to avoid detection and overcome traditional defenses. Each time a new technology is developed, hackers quickly zero in on its vulnerabilities. Bad actors are always innovating and inventing unique attack vectors. As security threats become increasingly sophisticated, companies have a hard time staying ahead. Awareness is part of the … Read More