May 2012

Even small medical practices need to worry about HIPAA

By | May 10th, 2012|Cloud Computing|

Interesting article about the need for practices of all sizes to review their patient information practices, whether it's through e-mail, posted on patient portals or within the office.  LightEdge can help your practice with secure hosted infrastructure, e-mail encryption and IT consulting to ensure that your practice complies with HIPAA standards.   $100,000 HIPAA fine [...]

April 2012

A rising role for IT: McKinsey Global Survey results

By | April 4th, 2012|Cloud Computing|

In our sixth annual technology survey, executives say their companies are boosting IT spending and adopting new technology platforms to support innovation. Source: Business Technology Office Aspirations—and current expectations—for IT have never been higher. Executives continue to set exacting demands for IT support of business processes, and they see an even larger role for IT [...]

LightEdge Recertifies its Microsoft Gold Hosting Competency

By | April 3rd, 2012|Cloud Computing, Company and Community, Security|

LightEdge has been a committed Microsoft Gold Partner since 2004. Des Moines, IA, April 3, 2012 – LightEdge today announced it has recertified their Gold Hostingcompetency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner [...]

March 2012

What innovations will Google Fiber in Kansas City bring (Video)

By | March 30th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Company and Community, Security|

Michael Gelphman, Founder of Kansas City IT Professionals, sits down with Enrique Salem, the CEO of Symantic, to discuss the ramifications of the Google Fiber build out in Kansas City. Watch the video

Data Centers: A look inside the factors companies consider for site selection

By | March 30th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Security|

Data centers for Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and IBM Corp. have already made their homes in Iowa’s low-cost market, and a recent study suggests the state could soon see more similar projects. The Boyd Co. Inc., a corporate location consultant based in New Jersey, conducted a study to find highly secure, cost-effective sites on which [...]

Simple Explanation of Storage/Backup Best Practices

By | March 19th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Security|

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Enough Already! Cloud Computing Is Here to Stay

By | March 19th, 2012|Cloud Computing|

The following is a list of facts pulled from an IBM source.  It's easy to see that vendors like IBM, Microsoft, Amazon an Cisco are putting massive efforts behind "the cloud", but also that businesses are now pulling the trigger and implementing cloud solutions for some of their IT infrastructure. According to AMD (1/12), 70 [...]

LightEdge Names Travis Thompson Chief Security Officer

By | March 14th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Company and Community|

Des Moines, IA, March 14, 2012 – LightEdge is proud to announce that Travis Thompson has been promoted to the role of Chief Security Officer for the company. Holding a highly desirable Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) designation for 15 years, Travis brings a wealth of experience in real world network design, management and security [...]

You should get to know Travis Thompson

By | March 13th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Company and Community, Security|

Job description: During my time at LightEdge, I have ranged from building out the Altoona Edge BCC data center to managing the engineering team and now working on our compliance and security requirements. As more and more private information is consolidated in a public cloud setting, the security of that data becomes more and more [...]

February 2012

Google’s move in Council Bluffs a high-speed leap to future?

By | February 22nd, 2012|Cloud Computing, Company and Community, Security|

Google is seeking federal permission to put a satellite antenna farm near its Council Bluffs data center, a move that experts speculate would enable the California search giant to receive movies and TV shows that could be bundled with the super-fast Internet service it’s developing in Kansas City. The reason cities competed for the project [...]

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