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Should You Choose Colocation or the Cloud?

Maintaining an on-premises data center can be a burden on companies. Organizations need to budget for the capital expenses of housing and provisioning hardware as well as the ongoing operating costs. The 2016 Data Center Industry Survey found that 50% of IT budgets are shrinking. When companies operate a data center on-site, it can be difficult to … Read More

5 Cloud Computing Trends to Watch

In a surprisingly short amount of time, cloud computing has gone from being novel to commonplace. Today, almost every company uses cloud in some capacity. Even the general public has become familiar with the cloud through popular applications including Netflix and I-Tunes. As the cloud has gained acceptance, the ways of using it have evolved … Read More

FirstLight Provides Cloud Communications to Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS)

FirstLight Offers Seamless Rollout of New Services LRCS Albany, NY – June 5, 2018 – FirstLight, a provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced today a new relationship with Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS).  LRCS is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency … Read More

How the Cloud Contributes to Health Care

In the era of electronic health records (EHRs), medical institutions must find ways to store, transmit, process, and protect large volumes of data. Medical data is often complex and unstructured, containing doctors’ notes and image files created during scans. Information must be stored for a long time in archives so that doctors can have access … Read More

5 Ways Connectivity Is Vital to Your Business

Fiber optic technology has revolutionized the way companies handle data and communicate. Compared to traditional copper cables, fiber optic connections are faster, safer, and more reliable. Glass fibers, as thin as a human hair, transmit data using pulses of light. Data can travel uninterrupted at the speed of light over long distances and even around … Read More

Channel Partner Expo: Reflections & What’s to Come

In reflecting on another very successful Channel Partners show in Las Vegas a couple of things occurred to me. First, it’s the best time to be in channel sales, the channel is simply emerging at an incredible rate. Second, as different technologies come to the forefront, there is still one key thing that everyone needs. … Read More

5 Reasons Connectivity Is Vital to High-Tech Manufacturers

Like most industries, high-tech manufacturing is undergoing a digital transformation. Data is influencing the way products are designed, produced, and distributed. Factories, warehouses, and supply chains are being transformed into smart spaces equipped with connected devices that generate valuable data. As high-tech manufacturing processes undergo digitization, connectivity becomes more important. Data needs to be transmitted … Read More