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5 Reasons Connectivity Is Essential to IoT

The internet of things (IoT) is a relatively new technology trend, but it is steadily growing in popularity. Statista predicted that by 2025, the number of IoT devices worldwide will reach 75.44 billion. MarketsandMarkets forecasted that the IoT market will reach $561.04 billion by 2022. At first, IoT was best known for its role in creating smart homes equipped … Read More

Why Connectivity Is a Key Feature of a Colocation

Companies may move their data centers to a colocation site to save money or to outsource management and maintenance tasks. An ideal colocation provides affordable rack space, energy, and cooling for servers in a secure, state-of-the-art facility. While all these advantages are strong reasons for moving to a colocation, bandwidth and other connectivity issues can … 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

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

Why Government Agencies Are Moving to the Cloud

State and municipal governments once thought the cloud wasn’t an option for them. They were unwilling to surrender control to a cloud provider and lacked confidence in cloud security. Government agencies are responsible for handling sensitive data that needs to be kept secure. This data might contain information about constituents or even matters of intelligence. … Read More

Why Unified Communications Makes Sense for K through 12

Unified communications is typically thought of as an environment used for efficient employee collaboration. Workers can use a variety of communication tools and file sharing capabilities to work on projects anytime, from anywhere. However, unified communications also helps students participate in personalized learning initiatives. The trend toward personalized learning is gaining momentum. According to KnowledgeWorks, advocates … Read More