December 2012

Data Centers Eye Altoona

By | December 5th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Company and Community, Security, Unified Communications, Voice over IP|

LightEdge was featured in a Des Moines Register article on Thursday, December 4th discussing the growing trend for companies to construct their data centers in Altoona, IA. This newfound attention has been sparked by companies like Google, Microsoft and Enseva moving their high tech data warehouses to the area. The open land, central location and [...]

October 2012

LightEdge Solutions Achieves Silver Certification from Cisco

By | October 16th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Company and Community, Security, Unified Communications, Voice over IP|

DES MOINES, IA – October 16, 2012 – LightEdge Solutions announced today it has achieved Silver Certification from Cisco®.  To earn Silver Certification, LightEdge had to meet rigorous standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco. “Achieving Cisco Silver Reseller Certification is yet another validation of our accomplishments as LightEdge [...]

September 2012

Yes or No to BYO: What’s the best approach for your business?

By | September 18th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Security, Unified Communications, Voice over IP|

By Todd Wirth, LightEdge Engineer The invitation list to the “Bring Your Own” party is expanding.  Before you RSVP, however, consider the impact…and the potential impact on your voice communications. Most people have access to high speed Internet connections via cable, DSL, WiFi, or cellular data plans.  SmartPhone and Tablet use is growing and the [...]

LightEdge Hires David Flagel as part of Consulting Department Expansion

By | September 5th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Company and Community, Security|

New hire is a networking and security expert with Cisco CCDE, Cisco CCIE and CISSP®-ISSAP® Certifications Des Moines, IA, September 5, 2012 – LightEdge is pleased to announce that the company has hired David Flagel as a Consulting Network Architect as part of a recent expansion of the company’s IT Consulting Department.  David’s wealth of [...]

July 2012

Should you backup data or entire VM?

By | July 24th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Security, Unified Communications|

By Matt Breitbach, LightEdge Engineer With the rise of virtualization, there is a persistent question that comes up when people evaluate backup platforms. That question is: should I back up my data (documents, emails, databases) or my entire VM?  This is a great question from many perspectives. Below are some tips to help you decide [...]

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 [...]

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