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.Read More
Companies are switching from traditional phone systems to cloud-based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) as a means of embracing trends in workplace communication. The 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforcereport found that 3.9 million employees are working from home half of the time. UCaaS makes it easier for workers to stay connected to other employees and for customers and clients to reach them no matter where they are.Read More
Sometimes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like one, too. Winter isn’t over yet simply because the calendar says it's spring. Even well into March and April, the Northeast often encounters severe wintery weather. For example, Winter Storm Stella hit in March 2017, bringing hurricane-force winds and up to 2 feet of snowfall to the Northeast.Read More
Back in the technological Stone Age, IT environments were siloed. Companies were forced to make decisions based on incomplete data because a comprehensive view couldn’t be accessed across the business. Meeting capacity needs was a guessing game. Afraid of falling short on workload needs, IT leaders overprovisioned, leaving many servers idle.Read More
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.Read More
In today’s always-on culture, companies need high levels of availability to stay competitive. Prospects use mobile devices to research products and make purchasing decisions on the go. Customers want to be able to contact your business any time they need information, support, or services.Read More
The unique requirements in the finance industry present challenges for technology. Financial markets are fast-paced. If a transaction or trade isn’t made in milliseconds, customers can miss out on an opportunity, which also negatively impacts the financial institution. Important financial decisions need to be based on real-time information.Read More
2018 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for medical technology. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Top Health Issues of 2018 report points to a number of ways digital medicine will be at the forefront of health care transformation in the new year. PwC points out that while previous technology has been used to make hospital administration more efficient, the focus in the future will be on improving patient experiences.Read More
As much as companies would like to prevent every risk to their on-prem data centers, traumatic incidents are unavoidable. Equipment fails, employees make mistakes, hackers breach your defenses, and natural disasters hit.
When an incident can’t be predicted or prevented, a strong backup and recovery solution is your only chance to restore operations and regain the information you need to make decisions.Read More
In 2017, a lot of exciting changes happened at FirstLight. Mergers with Oxford Networks and Sovernet Communications have enabled us to add to our already extensive fiber optic network, making us one of the leading fiber-based providers in the Northeast.Read More
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FirstLight is talking about the latest trends and shifts in technology, from Big Data to the data center and cloud computing. Our discussions originate from our customers’ point of view—what they’re seeing, the challenges they’re facing, and how it affects the IT market.