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FirstLight Provides Internet and Wide Area Networking Services to Alfred State College

FirstLight’s comprehensive fiber-based solutions provide connectivity for faculty, staff and students Albany, NY – October 3, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic interconnectivity and data services in the Northeast, announced today that Alfred State College (ASC) has selected FirstLight to provide faculty, staff and students of the college high-quality Internet and fiber optic … Read More

5 Trends Driving Connectivity

Connectivity keeps information moving between a company’s platforms, applications, and databases. The network that a business uses to achieve connectivity acts as a circulatory system, keeping mission-critical data coursing along so the company stays alive and thriving. Beyond basic operations, connectivity creates opportunities to transform the way organizations do business. Today, many technology and business … Read More

5 Advantages Connectivity Brings to Health Care

The health care industry is undergoing digital transformation. The U.S. digital health market is expected to grow 26% annually until 2024. This steady growth rate is due to greater use of smartphones and monitoring devices by doctors and patients as part of mobile health (or mHealth) initiatives. The trend toward telehealth includes the use of video consultations … Read More

Why Manufacturing Needs the Cloud

The manufacturing industry is undergoing a transition toward smart manufacturing. In smart manufacturing, business processes have become digitized. For example, companies rely on machine-to-machine communication through the internet of things (IoT) to make important decisions, maintain equipment, and monitor supply chains. As manufacturers increasingly turn to IoT, robotization, and other innovative technologies, the cloud is … Read More

5 Ways Connectivity Is Vital to Your Business

Fiber optic technology has revolutionized the way companies handle data and communicate. Compared to traditional copper cables, fiber optic connections are faster, safer, and more reliable. Glass fibers, as thin as a human hair, transmit data using pulses of light. Data can travel uninterrupted at the speed of light over long distances and even around … Read More

5 Ways Technology Is Changing the Legal Profession

In an article published last year, Rachel Buchanan, a marketing executive at LexisNexis, called attention to how the law profession has embraced technology. Technology has enabled the law profession to automate processes and operate more like the business sector. Part of what is spurring the technology revolution in law is the digitization of case law. Last year, … 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