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Why Utilities Can’t Afford to Skimp on Disaster Recovery

Why Utilities Can’t Afford to Skimp on Disaster Recovery

Utility companies are a high-value target in the world of cyberterrorism. If a breach knocks out utility infrastructure, an entire community can be disabled. The population could be plunged into darkness and/or denied water, heat, and fuel. This is the goal of many...

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Top Five Ways UC Transforms Utilities

Top Five Ways UC Transforms Utilities

It’s a time of transformation for the energy industry. Change is being driven by a variety of forces, namely technology and increased customer expectations. Customers have come to expect high-tech digital experiences from service providers, and utilities are no...

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Champlain Cable Selects FirstLight for Internet and Cloud

Champlain Cable Selects FirstLight for Internet and Cloud

Albany, NY – June 11, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast,  announced today that Champlain Cable has selected FirstLight to...

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How to Accelerate Performance Speed in Healthcare

How to Accelerate Performance Speed in Healthcare

Speed is crucial in healthcare. After a traumatic injury, stroke, or heart attack, a medical team has a small window in which to stabilize and treat a patient to produce the best outcome. For example, the National Stroke Association emphasizes that getting medical...

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FirstLight Makes Sizable Investments in Vermont

FirstLight Makes Sizable Investments in Vermont

Plans call for continued expansion to support Vermont’s growing business sector Albany, NY – June 4, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the...

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How Finance Needs to Adapt Its Approach to Security in 2019

How Finance Needs to Adapt Its Approach to Security in 2019

The average number of cyberattacks has increased by an alarming 67% over the last 5 years for all industries, according to Ponemon and Accenture’s latest Cost of Cybercrime study. The banking industry remains a top target, suffering an estimated loss of $18.37 million...

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Top 4 Ways to Scale Your Company

Scaling to meet performance and capacity demands is becoming more and more challenging. Data volumes continue to increase at a rapid pace, fueled by trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT). Forbes predicted that by 2025, more than 150 trillion gigabytes of data...

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3 Ways to Boost Your Company’s Technology Performance

Today’s advanced applications and data-intensive workloads demand optimal performance. Big data workloads impact the bottom line. Statista predicts that global big data revenue will reach $24 billion by 2021. Extracting value from huge volumes of information is...

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FirstLight Acquires Maine Fiber Company

Transaction will further propel FirstLight’s growth and enhance its fiber network throughout Maine ALBANY, NY – May 16, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers...

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Why Milliseconds Matter for Finance Companies

The finance industry is going through a digital transformation. PricewaterhouseCoopers reported that the global investment in financial technology has tripled since 2014 to reach over $12 billion. More and more financial institutions are interacting with customers...

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FirstLight Expands Relationship with Albany Times Union Center

New Internet Service Will Elevate Connectivity Solutions and Support Convention Center Operations and Events Albany, NY – May 7, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services to enterprise and carrier...

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How Healthcare Providers Can Amp Up Security in 2019

Healthcare providers must deliver end-to-end data security because they manage personally identifiable information and medical histories, both of which can be targeted by cybercriminals to steal patients’ identities or commit insurance fraud. Patients rely on...

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Data Protection & Disaster Recovery Needs a Unified Approach

When companies develop their data protection and disaster recovery strategies, they often assemble them using disparate solutions. Using multiple backup and recovery tools can lead to confusion. Confusion slows recovery times, and taking too long to recover from a...

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3 Ways to Bolster Your Security Game

Hackers are infinitely clever at finding ways to circumvent company defenses. Many traditional methods of data security can fail to protect mission-critical information. For example, SecurityMetrics found that in 2018, 57% of companies had firewalls in place at the...

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Top 3 Reasons for Using Encrypted Waves

Today, companies need to protect larger volumes of data than ever before. Data is streaming in from various endpoints such as Internet of things (IoT) and mobile devices. Organizations often have multiple branch offices or worksites that must send data over the...

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Top 3 Data-Growth Challenges in the Healthcare Industry

As technology continues to advance, healthcare providers have access to better information, more sophisticated tools, and increasingly powerful diagnostics. While these advancements offer many benefits, the volume of data generated by medical technology is creating...

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3 Reasons Your Company Needs a Managed Firewall

An up-to-date firewall can help you protect your organization's network while allowing legitimate business communication to be sent and received. It keeps bad actors out and can be used to keep employees away from insecure or non-work-related sites. While a firewall...

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