July 2012

Questions to ask before moving to the cloud

By | July 19th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Company and Community, Security, Unified Communications, Voice over IP|

By Matt Patterson, LightEdge Engineer Everyone is talking about Cloud these days? Are you in the cloud? Is your infrastructure cloud ready? What the heck is the cloud? You may already be using the cloud and just don't know it. With all the talk of the cloud of what it is and what it isn't, [...]

June 2012

Scandal raises questions about technology usage policies

By | June 5th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Security|

The scandal over explicit emails that cost Nancy Sebring her jobs as a school superintendent illustrates the perils of deteriorating distinctions between personal lives and professional responsibilities and raises questions about employers’ technology usage policies, experts say. The Internet and mobile devices are imploding work-life boundaries by placing email and other office functions literally in [...]

April 2012

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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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 [...]

LightEdge Solutions signs lease in Kansas City area LightEdge Solutions, drawn by Google, signs lease in Kansas City area

By | February 13th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Security, Unified Communications, Voice over IP|

A Des Moines-based information technology company with its eyes on Google Inc.’s incoming ultra-fast network has selected a permanent sales office space in Corporate Woods in Overland Park. LightEdge Solutions Inc.  has signed a three-year lease for roughly 2,500 square feet at 9393 W. 110th St., effective April 1. Four employees will move into the [...]

Partnering with Strength – LightEdge’s relationship with Cisco

By | February 9th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Security, Unified Communications, Voice over IP|

Starting with a complete refresh of our network switches in 2006, LightEdge has standardized on Cisco gear for devices related to our managed services and more recently for the UCS platforms that we base our Virtual Server infrastructure on.  Over the past year, however, LightEdge has executed on a strategy to get closer with Cisco [...]

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