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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

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

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

5 Ways to Assess Security Risk

Security strategies need continual enhancement. Hackers are tireless in their quest to find new ways to overcome your company’s defenses. Cybercriminals are always changing attack vectors and adapting the tools they use to infiltrate your systems and steal your data. The first step in developing a timely security strategy is assessing the nature and level … Read More

What to Look for in a Colocation Facility

The colocation market is growing by leaps and bounds. Gartner predicted that spending on colocation would rise to $74.5 billion by 2020, a substantial increase from the $53.9 billion reported in 2016. Companies are embracing colocation as an alternative to on-site data centers because they want to avoid the expense, time, and labor that maintaining and supporting … Read More