News

cloud

ConvenientMD Selects FirstLight to Enhance Overall Healthcare Operations Management

FirstLight to Provide Internet, Cloud and Voice Services to NH’s Largest Urgent Care Group FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that ConvenientMD, an urgent care walk-in group with locations throughout New England, has selected FirstLight to provide data, cloud and voice services to enhance connectivity and improve … Read More

How Your Business Can Benefit From the Cloud

      The growth of the cloud market is showing no signs of slowing down. Technology research and advisory firm, Gartner, predicts that the worldwide public cloud services market will increase 18% in 2017 to reach $246.8 billion. There is a good reason why businesses are continuing to adopt cloud technologies. According to Gartner, companies are developing cloud-first strategies in which they … Read More

What Is Driving the DRaaS Market?

There was a time when companies were nervous about trusting the cloud to store sensitive data. Now organizations are moving their mission-critical systems and data to the cloud.  Technology researchers at Gartner predicted that both disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) implementations will grow an astonishing 200% by 2020. … Read More

3 Key Ways VoIP Can Improve Company Operations

Although voice over internet protocol (VoIP) has been around for a while, many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have not yet taken advantage of its benefits. As SMBs continue to rely on legacy telephony systems, their customers may be irritated by poor call quality and the challenges of reaching the right person.  The impression that VoIP … Read More

5 Business Advantages of Fiber Connectivity

Not long ago, copper wires were traditionally used for connectivity, but fiber optics have emerged as a superior method. Fiber optic wires are made from glass instead of metal. The fiber is the width of a human hair. These glass wires are then used to transmit information through pulses of light generated by lasers. The most obvious business benefit … Read More

How to Choose Between Hosted or On-premises UC

Leveraging tools like unified communications (UC) is the key to maximizing your employees’ effectiveness. When workers can use multiple modes of communication, they collaborate more effectively, affording increased productivity and innovation. Employees can share documents and discuss projects no matter which communications tools they use or where they are located. While the value of UC … Read More

Businesses and other large organizations require consistent access to high-speed data connections in order to function effectively in today’s fast-paced environment. High-speed, fiber based Internet is a powerful tool that helps businesses run effectively in today’s global economy. A weak or slow Internet connection can undermine the efficiency of business applications, and negatively affect a … Read More