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Why Disaster Recovery Is Crucial for Higher Education

Colleges and universities have become increasingly dependent on technology. Student records and research findings are digitized, many classes are conducted online, and faculty and students communicate regularly over the Internet. Institutions have multiple campuses that need to seamlessly collaborate with each other and access large volumes of data. Unfortunately, many higher education institutions don’t have … Read More

5 Ways Digitization Is Transforming Companies

Most of today’s companies are embracing digital transformation, but they have reached varying levels of digital maturity. Companies with the highest level of maturity will have created documented strategies for the transformation and gained the support of the C-suite for digital initiatives. In 2017, the IDC Worldwide Digital Transformation team predicted that worldwide spending on digital transformation will … Read More

5 Benefits of Cloud-Based Unified Communications

Companies are switching from traditional phone systems to cloud-based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) as a means of embracing trends in workplace communication. The 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce report found that 3.9 million employees are working from home half of the time. UCaaS makes it easier for workers to stay connected … Read More

What the Northeast Needs For Disaster Recovery

Sometimes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like one, too. Winter isn’t over yet simply because the calendar says it’s spring. Even well into March and April, the Northeast often encounters severe wintery weather. For example, Winter Storm Stella hit in March 2017, bringing hurricane-force winds and up to 2 feet of … Read More

How IT Infrastructure Is Evolving

Back in the technological Stone Age, IT environments were siloed. Companies were forced to make decisions based on incomplete data because a comprehensive view couldn’t be accessed across the business. Meeting capacity needs was a guessing game. Afraid of falling short on workload needs, IT leaders over-provisioned, leaving many servers idle. Provisioning hardware and software … Read More

Why Backup and Recovery Is Vital to Your Business

As much as companies would like to prevent every risk to their on-prem data centers, traumatic incidents are unavoidable. Equipment fails, employees make mistakes, hackers breach your defenses, and natural disasters hit. When an incident can’t be predicted or prevented, a strong backup and recovery solution is your only chance to restore operations and regain the information you need to make decisions. For this reason, companies can’t … Read More

What to Expect from Our Finger Lakes Acquisition

In 2017, a lot of exciting changes happened at FirstLight. Mergers with Oxford Networks and Sovernet Communications have enabled us to add to our already extensive fiber optic network, making us one of the leading fiber-based providers in the Northeast. The New Year kicks off with our customers benefitting from the integration of Finger Lakes … Read More