February 2018

Falling in Love with your Digital Transformation Strategy

By | February 14th, 2018|Cloud Computing, Data Protection, Security|

Digital technologies are changing enterprises in monumental ways. Embracing these technologies to advance business operations is no longer a question of “if?”, but “when?”. It’s time to fall in love with your digital transformation strategy, or risk heartbreaking losses. Digital capabilities will impact each company in a unique way, but key principals and benefits remain [...]

April 2014

LightEdge NOC

By | April 29th, 2014|Company and Community|

Our Network Operations Center (NOC) is staffed by engineers who monitor the 99.999% uptime of your managed services. More importantly, we’re there to respond immediately the 0.001% of the time it’s not. Rest assured, you will receive the highest network availability, reliability and integrity. That’s our promise.

Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting a Data Center: Does the location offer sufficient connectivity and scalability?

By | April 4th, 2014|Data Center|

Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting a Data Center: Does the location offer sufficient connectivity and scalability? Asking questions up front about the purpose of the facility and then determining how company goals need to be reflected in the design, construction and operation will play a foundational role in your search. Virtualization, high-density and cloud [...]

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

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 [...]

LightEdge Engineer speaks at Puppet Labs event

By | July 24th, 2012|Company and Community|

To begin with…No – LightEdge did not send one of their engineers to learn all about puppetry this week. Rather, our engineer was asked to speak at a Puppet Camp event in Chicago, Illinois. Puppet Labs is a software development firm that created an IT automation software for system administrators. After presenting to the Linux [...]

Cloud: Are you there…and just don’t realize it?

By | July 5th, 2012|Cloud Computing|

Everyone is talking cloud today. That can lead to a lot of in-depth discussions about where a company sits in their ability to take advantage of the cloud, security concerns, management and control, and the list goes on. What a lot of companies don’t consider as they hold these conversations, is that they’re probably already [...]

March 2012

LightEdge Solutions Sponsors Cloud Intelligence Conference in Kansas City

By | March 21st, 2012|Company and Community|

Kansas City, MO, March 21, 2012 – LightEdge Solutions is pleased to announce it will be a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2012 Kansas City Cloud Intelligence Conference to be held at the Overland Park Convention Center on April 12, 2012.  The conference will be hosted by Centriq Training, Kansas City’s premier I.T. training company, [...]

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 [...]

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