What's Important When Looking for a Business Internet Provider?

By PS Lightwave Content Team


 

The increasingly complex, constantly evolving world of technology that keeps our global economy humming can be hard to keep up with. Research shows that in 2018, approximately 40 percent of the world's population has an internet connection. In 1995, it was less than 1 percent. That’s a massive amount of change over a 23-year period — both culturally and technologically.

Whether you’re tasked with upgrading a small nonprofit’s in-house internet technology or need to transfer large data files between governmental departments and satellite locations, you need an Internet Service Provider (ISP) you can count on. Following are some of the most important things to consider when choosing an ISP for your business.

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AI Permeation: How Far Does Artificial Intelligence Go?

By PS Lightwave Content Team

A few years ago, artificial intelligence was a neat idea that would likely take a long time to come to fruition. A few years before that, it was only something you'd see in a sci-fi movie. Now, AI is a part of everyday life and it only continues to become more advanced as experts refine how AI functions based on user feedback. Artificial intelligence goes far beyond your Google Home or Amazon Alexa — it has permeated to nearly every sector, from finance to healthcare.

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Cyber-Security with Ian: Passwords, Phishing and Facebook

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Cyber security threats come along incredibly quickly these days, making it a full-time job just trying to keep up. However, there's a few things that you can do to stay ahead of the threats. Here's a few great suggestions below on keeping a step ahead of some threats and phishing attacks. 

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SETX Damage Prevention Day

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Several PS Lightwave employees attended the SETX Damage Prevention Safety Day annual regional event on Oct 18, 2018. The purpose of Safety Day is to provide general awareness of 811 – Call Before You Dig and other safety precautions that excavators should take while performing their jobs. 

Here are some photos of our team as they watched safety demonstrations during the 5th Annual #SafetyDay. 

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ADA-Compliant Websites

By PS Lightwave Content Team

 

Compliance standards involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website regulations continue to evolve. Previous administrations first put stricter rules in place, which were intended to make websites more accessible to all people. Some of these regulations have recently been rolled back. With ADA compliance an ever-changing issue for webmasters, it’s important to understand the issues behind ADA and compliance. 

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ICE – Digital Workplace Conference

By PS Lightwave Content Team

 

One of our very own, Lisa Cervantez, recently had the opportunity to attend the ICE - Digital Workplace Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The digital conference focused on addressing the forces impacting work today and how leading organizations are leveraging digital workplace tools to improve communication, collaboration, knowledge sharing and employee engagement across their business.

She shared her story below about winning a seat to the conference, and her experience of the digital workplace. 

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Proven Process: GRIT in ACTION

By PS Lightwave Content Team

 

Our company values are the foundation for our operations — both internally and externally — and include: Growth, Respect, Integrity and Trust. 

Our customers place trust in our people and services, and in turn, we nurture this trust by applying our company values to our interactions and relationships with customers. These company values are not idealistic values chosen by corporate leadership. They were cultivated through small group conversations with employees across our entire organization and, like our company tagline of "Great Connections Happen Here™”, these values effectively communicate our commitment to superior service. 

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Software-Defined for a Wide-Area-Network | SD-WAN

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Software-Defined WAN, or SD-WAN for short, is a new technology that gives new meaning to wide area networks. First, a wide area network interconnects many local area networks – LANs. The LANs are connected to the WAN via routers or other devices. Without the wide area network, users would not be able to share applications and other resources that are centrally located.

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4 Breakthrough Technologies That Can Benefit Your Organization

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Breakthrough technologies come along incredibly quickly these days, making it a full-time job just trying to keep up. However, time — particularly in relation to technology — waits for no one. And besides, keeping up with the latest technological innovations is fascinating and supremely beneficial for any organization, whether for the public good or corporate interests.

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Cyber Security Practices in K-12 Education

By PS Lightwave Content Team

 

Digital technology presents an array of risks and rewards in the modern educational sphere. School districts now have the ability to collect and analyze demographic and other information, which is then used to better target district services and outreach. In the wrong hands, however, this data can cause a myriad of problems.

The scope of security problems is far greater than most K-12 employees suspect. Nonprofit consumer advocacy organization Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) reports that, since 2005, 788 data breaches have compromised 14,871,122 records at K-12 schools and institutions of higher learning. Below, we explore cybersecurity-related threats in K-12 education — and how these concerns can be addressed.

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