Why SharePoint 2010 Is Ideal for Associations and Nonprofits

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President ASAE’s Technology Conference and Expo is here in Washington, DC, from December 6-8, 2011. It sparked an idea for this week’s blog: why SharePoint 2010 fits the needs of associations and nonprofits so well. Increasingly, nonprofits and associations are turning to hosting companies like ours for help in … Read more

SharePoint 2010: Most Popular Third-Party Apps

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President In Anaheim, at the Microsoft SharePoint 2011 Conference, Rob Koplowitz, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, unveiled the results of a Forrester survey on “Best Practices in SharePoint 2010 Adoption and Migration.” The survey had been conducted in July and included responses from “510 IT decision-makers involved … Read more

SSAE 16 Type II Compliance: The New High Bar for Hosting

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO Goodbye, SAS 70. Hello, SSAE 16. SSAE 16? That’s somewhat new terminology among hosting providers and their customers and investors. SSAE 16 certification has officially replaced the SAS 70 certification process. This week, AIS Network announces its favorable completion of the SSAE 16 Type II audit, which was conducted … Read more

Law Firms Like Hosted SharePoint 2010

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President Wondering whether your law firm’s new hosted SharePoint 2010 deployment will be disruptive to the office culture?  Significant key benefits for IT staff as well as legal staff and their clients may very well justify the trouble and cost of deploying SharePoint 2010 in a legal environment. What’s … Read more

Boosting PR Agency Productivity: Cutting-Edge IT Tools and Cloud Hosting

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President, Marketing Communications I’m hooked on the idea of boosting PR, marketing and advertising agency productivity through unified communications, collaboration platforms and cloud computing. As a former PR executive specializing in tech PR for a large, global agency and later a DC-based boutique firm, I can see clearly how … Read more

Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011 Is a Sell-Out Event

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO The Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011 has officially kicked off! For those who are unfamiliar with it, the conference has been billed as “the most comprehensive event on SharePoint and related technology.” SharePoint is a robust business and one of Microsoft’s best-selling products. This year, 7,500 attendees make up the … Read more

Outsourced Hosting: SharePoint in the Cloud

By Michael Emrich – Associate, Marketing & Sales. Undoubtedly, cloud computing is the future. According to the “2010 IMB Tech Trends Survey” published in October 2010, 91% of 2,000 IT professionals surveyed across 87 countries expect that cloud computing will overtake on-premise computing as the primary means that organizations acquire IT over the next five … Read more

HostingCon 2011: Building a Meaningful Content Marketing Program

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President, Marketing Communications The hosting industry”s premiere conference, which was held last week (August 8-10) in San Diego, was the most successful in the conference”s history.  According to HostingCon 2011 organizers, total show attendance surpassed by 13 percent the record mark set in 2010.  More than 1,800 professionals in … Read more

SharePoint Saturday in DC a Big Success

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President, Marketing Communications Last week’s SharePoint Saturday The Conference in DC (August 11-13) was a terrific success. This community-organized event attracted about 2,000 registered attendees and 60 sponsors. Over 190 speakers presented 250 sessions. 150 volunteers coordinated it. Kudos to Dux Raymond Sy, managing partner at Innovative-e, and his … Read more

SharePoint Hosting White Paper Rolling Out on Thursday

AIS Network has released a new white paper, “To Cloud or Not to Cloud: SharePoint 2010 Hosting Options…and Which One Is Right for You.” By Michael Emrich – Associate, Marketing & Sales This Thursday will be a big day for AIS Network. Not only will it be the first day of SharePoint Saturday in Northern … Read more