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 [...]

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 [...]

February 2012

Iowa in running for $1.2 billion data center; is it Facebook? Apple?

By | February 13th, 2012|Cloud Computing|

It could be Apple. It could be Facebook. It could even be the U.S. government that’s considering Iowa for a $1.2 billion data center, say industry experts. “It’s all very cloak-and-dagger stuff,” says Clyde Evans, West Des Moines’ economic development leader. The city, already home to a $200 million Microsoft center, has fielded interest recently [...]

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