What Do Our Microsoft Competencies Mean?

  By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President What do our Microsoft competencies mean? They are something we’ve worked very hard to achieve and we’re quite proud of them. There are 640,000 partners in the Microsoft Partner Network, but only 5 percent of partners worldwide can distinguish themselves with a competency and having attained this…

The Thing About Ping

By Joshua Darrin   The thing about ping is this It’s handy for computers to say hello But in order to diagnose problems We need to understand the traffic flow I would not, could not, should not call for aid Until all of my self-help, diagnostic dues have been paid So stand with me and…

SharePoint 2010 Hosting vs. In-House Deployments? What Is the Cost Benefit?

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President SharePoint managers everywhere are asking themselves, “Why should I spend money on SharePoint servers?” Well, with on-premise IT costs soaring, they’re absolutely justified in asking that question. On-premise hosting has become much less cost-effective than outsourced hosting. Quite simply, hosting SharePoint 2010 with an experienced hosting provider saves…

Going Green with Cloud Computing

  By Julia Uglietta Associate, Marketing and Sales “Going green” is a phrase that has become increasingly popular over the last decade.  Among many businesses, it has become a major focus to become more green by becoming less wasteful and paying more attention to the environment when making decisions about products, resources, and energy consumption.…

Why Email Archiving?

  By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President Why email archiving?  Well, from the knowledge management perspective, valuable information is contained within our everyday email conversations, and yet that vast knowledge repository is typically not documented or stored using any formal means or framework.  Email archiving solves this problem, especially if it is designed with…

Consumer Electronic Sales Bode Well for Cloud

  By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President If consumer electronic sales – and particularly those of mobile connected devices (which leverage the elastic resources of various clouds) – are any indication, cloud computing is poised for more growth well into this decade, and surely, beyond. For the first time ever, U.S. consumer electronics sales…