September 2017

There Is No “I” in Team, But There Is Teamwork in IT

By | September 5th, 2017|Security, Unified Communications|

Earlier this summer, LightEdge hosted our 2nd annual Technology Summit, where one of the keynote speakers was USA Solheim Cup Captain Juli Inkster, who spoke to the importance of team building and organizing individual competitors to operate as a team. The message was clear: despite different styles, strategies and personalities, team members focused on [...]

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 [...]

July 2012

What does SIP mean to you?

By | July 31st, 2012|Unified Communications, Voice over IP|

By Todd Wirth, LightEdge Engineer Businesses depend on voice communication.  Even today in a world of text messaging and email, voice calls are vital to connect businesses with customers, suppliers and partners.  Most enterprises have aging phone systems doing the bare minimum: making and taking calls.  Times they are a-changing, however, and business people are [...]

Microsoft’s head is in the clouds, but for providers, that’s a good thing!

By | July 26th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Unified Communications|

  “Providers, Providers, Providers!” was the chant at Microsoft’s TechED 2012 session, and everything I have read, the webinars I have watched and the training the Redmond company is delivering, tells a simple story of Microsoft's interest in dominating the service provider space by not only delivering cost effective platform solutions, but the tools and [...]

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, [...]

LightEdge Solutions Achieves Gold Level Status as a Polycom Choice Partner

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

LightEdge broadens its expertise in implementing unified communications solutions within today’s complex customer environments DES MOINES, IA – July  9, 2012 – LightEdge Solutions, an industry leading cloud IT services provider, today announced it has been named by Polycom, Inc., the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications (UC), as a Gold Level Polycom Choice [...]

February 2012

LightEdge First in United States to Launch Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP2 on Hosted Platform

By | February 21st, 2012|Cloud Computing, Unified Communications|

Company utilizes upgrade to simplify multi-tenant unified communication service offering Des Moines, IA, February 21, 2012 – LightEdge Solutions, an industry leading cloud IT services provider, today announced the refresh of its Hosted Microsoft Exchange platform utilizing the highly anticipated 2010 Service Pack 2 upgrade.  LightEdge is the first to bring this new, inherently multi-tenant, [...]

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