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Westchester’s Century Country Club Selects FirstLight

FirstLight’s dedicated, symmetrical fiber-based Internet will provide members a more robust and efficient Internet connection Albany, NY – March 13, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced that Century Country Club has selected FirstLight as its provider … Read More

FirstLight Appoints Len Camara as Chief Information Officer

Seasoned executive added to lead Information Systems and Information Technology functions to support Company’s next phase of growth Albany, NY– March 7, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced the appointment of Leonard (“Len”) Camara as Chief Information Officer.  Mr. Camara … Read More

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

5 Factors Driving the Colocation Market

The colocation market is thriving and shows the potential for future growth. Researchers at MarketsandMarkets have anticipated that the colocation market will almost double from the $31.52 billion recorded in 2017 to $62.30 billion in 2022. It’s understandable that some businesses would choose to move their production or backup environment into a third party data center. In … 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

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