5 Things You Should Know About DR But Were Afraid to Ask

Some companies have a dirty little secret. They lack an adequate disaster recovery (DR) plan. Medical software developer Dr. First conducted a DR preparedness survey that revealed that only 29% of healthcare organizations have a comprehensive DR plan in place. Operating with a flawed or limited DR plan is like playing with fire. According to … Read More

5 Fatal Disaster Recovery Mistakes to Avoid

Out of sight. Out of mind. That’s a trap we all fall into. Usually, the consequences aren’t severe. When it comes to business, however, that mindset can come back to haunt you. That’s certainly the case with disaster recovery. The only time disaster recovery seems to be top of mind is right after a disaster. … Read More

FirstLight Enhances Service Portfolio with  Addition of a Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Solution

Albany, NY – June 24, 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 today the latest addition to its comprehensive portfolio of fiber-based services: Veeam-Powered Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). FirstLight’s cloud portfolio already boasts an impressive … Read More

The Top 3 Rising IT Security Threats

Cybercriminals are continually adapting their strategies to avoid detection and overcome traditional defenses. Each time a new technology is developed, hackers quickly zero in on its vulnerabilities. Bad actors are always innovating and inventing unique attack vectors. As security threats become increasingly sophisticated, companies have a hard time staying ahead. Awareness is part of the … Read More

5 Signs You Need Better Disaster Recovery

When a disaster strikes your business, the consequences are dire. Production shuts down. Employees are unable to perform their duties. Requests from clients and customers go unfulfilled. Vital data gets lost. Some companies never recover. Disaster recovery experts at Zerto estimate that downtime from a disaster impacts 65% of both a company’s sales and its … Read More

Why Connectivity Is the Key to Embracing Fintech

Financial organizations are relying on technology more than ever to improve making transfers, lending, investing, and receiving payments. Digital and mobile banking services increase the level of customer convenience and accessibility. Blockchain assists with transactions, artificial intelligence helps with making smart investments, and multifactor authentication protects sensitive financial data. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Global FinTech Report 2017 found … Read More

What to Look for in a Cloud Provider

Many providers seem to have some skin in the cloud game these days. Navigating this crowded market can be tricky. The web-scale cloud providers all claim to be the best. These cloud giants dominate the field, with the leading provider consistently capturing a third of the total cloud market. However, these high-profile cloud providers are … Read More