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…

Private Cloud Success Trends Upward

  By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President How successful are private clouds, anyway? That’s the question asked by a recent research report from Information Week.  The survey reveals that most companies with private clouds in place are pleased with the results and are experiencing heightened efficiency and lower costs. I find this report particularly…

AISN’s Redundant Power and Connectivity Protect Customers From Power Outages in Aftermath of Massive DC Storm

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO   Can the AIS Network data center reliably maintain data availability when a massive storm hits? Yes! Last night, the Washington, DC, metropolitan area suffered a massive, highly destructive storm replete with high winds, thunder, lightning and heavy rains. This afternoon, more than 1.3 million households and businesses across…

Cloud Security and Privacy for eGov

  By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President As we embark on a path toward cloud hosting for state government, I’ve been in search of solid resources that will help inform our new role as a contracted hosting provider to support Virginia’s eGov Services. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has been very…