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
It’s the start of the new year, and companies want to get a jump on the hot technology trends that are about to emerge. Technology trends create new challenges for IT infrastructure by placing additional demands on storage and networking. To prepare for and meet these challenges, companies need to start rethinking their approach to IT architecture.Read More
How confident is your business in its backup and recovery solution? Many companies set up their backup and recovery strategy and simply put faith in its ability to work in the event of an outage.Read More
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.Read More
The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market is booming. WhaTech predicted that the IaaS market will rise to $56.05 billion by 2020, at an annual growth rate of 29%. This is a huge leap from the $15.79 billion figured in 2015. Market drivers include traditional benefits such as cost savings, reduced administrative burden, and increased scalability. However, the market has also been stimulated by the discovery of a new range of uses for IaaS.Read More
Lawyers can sometimes be slow to adopt the latest technologies. However, changes to the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct mandate that law firms serve their clients to the best of their ability by achieving competence in technology. In 2015, the ABA Model Rules were amended to include clauses that require lawyers to understand the benefits and risks of technology.Read More
Electronic health records (EHRs) have become the standard for maintaining patient medical histories. Everything from doctors' notes to medical imaging scans can be kept on file for reference during diagnosis and treatment. However, storing these records is only part of the equation. To make use of EHRs, health care providers must make them easily and securely accessible to both patients and members of a treatment team.Read More
While companies used to rely on copper cable, fiber optics has become the standard for business connectivity. Statista predicted that by 2018 the demand for fiber optic cabling will rise to 325 million fiber kilometers, a significant leap from the expected 280 million fiber kilometers in 2015.Read More
Employees have more ways to communicate with each other than ever before. They use email to send documents and messages. Instant Messaging (IM) allows them to have quick, real-time conversations. Web conferencing enables co-workers and clients to conduct face-to-face meetings remotely.
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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.