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Newly Expanded Tri State Area Federal Credit Union Chooses FirstLight

FirstLight’s Fiber Optic Internet and Voice to Serve Bennington, VT Location Albany, NY – April 19, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that Tri State Area Federal Credit Union, formerly Hoosick Federal Credit Union, has selected FirstLight for Internet and Voice services for its Bennington, … Read More

What Financial Institutions Need From Disaster Recovery

Financial organizations face unique challenges when developing disaster recovery strategies. Most organizations have an enterprise continuity plan (ECP) that includes disaster recovery. Unlike in other industries, having an effective disaster recovery plan is a requirement in finance. The Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) issued requirements in 2015 that were influenced by the effect that … Read More

5 Reasons Why Health Care Needs IaaS

With health care providers relying on electronic health records (EHRs) and telemedicine to give patients the best care, databases at hospitals and medical centers are increasingly strained. The volume of data can be difficult to store, and its complexity makes it difficult to manage efficiently. HIPAA compliance regulations require that access to data be tightly … Read More

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