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 [...]

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

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 [...]

June 2012

LightEdge Hires VP of Customer Operations

By | June 19th, 2012|Company and Community|

Cloud Computing Company Continues to Set the Bar for Customer Service LightEdge Solutions, a leading provider in cloud computing business services, announced today the hire of a new Vice President of Customer Operations to oversee the company’s support operations and expand on a strategic focus for improving areas in all departments related to customer satisfaction. [...]

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

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 [...]

March 2012

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 [...]

January 2012

LightEdge Hosting Central Iowa Linux User Group Meeting

By | January 16th, 2012|Cloud Computing|

January 18, LightEdge will play host to the CIALUG meeting from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the LightEdge corporate headquarters in the Davis Brown building in downtown Des Moines.  The topic of interest for this event will be the use of Puppet Labs' software. Register or Learn More

February 2011

Jim Masterson presenting at DMACC iWeek March 3rd

By | February 23rd, 2011|Company and Community|

Jim Masterson, LightEdge CEO, will be participating in the CEO/Executive round table at DMACC's iWeek event on Thursday, March 3rd.  Jim is a dynamic speaker and has a wealth of experience in driving the sales and marketing in a business, raising capital, preparing a company for a change in ownership and instilling passion in the [...]

Cloud solutions can make disaster recovery, business continuity easier

By | February 23rd, 2011|Cloud Computing|

Just when it seems things can't get any worse, they get better. I was talking recently to an architect who works for a very large technology provider. During our conversation, he contended that the cloud was making it easier for vendors to bypass the CIO. That way, salespeople can pitch the vice president of marketing [...]

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