Welcome, Eddie McAndrew

A big welcome to Eddie McAndrew, AISN’s new chief operating officer. In Eddie, we have a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He’s uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and operational excellence within AISN. Moreover, he has been successful at managing multi-million-dollar projects, bringing them in on time, within budget and with high … Read more

What’s Driving Your Cloud Initiatives?

What’s Driving Your Cloud Initiatives?

What business goals or objectives are driving cloud initiatives at your company? Could they be among these? Lower total cost of ownership (TCO) Improving customer support or services Gaining a competitive edge Enabling innovation Enabling business continuity Speed of deployment Replacing on-premise legacy technology  Savings on CAPEX (capital expenditures) Reducing resource waste Greater flexibility to … Read more

Our Site Was Not Hacked

Our Site Was Not Hacked

No. Our site was not hacked. Period. Yesterday, a customer Googled us only to find this — under our name, a notation from Google, which indicated “This site may be hacked.” Since our core strength is security and we are regularly audited by independent auditors to ensure our 24x7x365 security posture, this surprised us considerably. … Read more

WannaCrypt Ransomware Defense

WannaCrypt Ransomware Defense

Looking for WannaCrypt ransomware defense? On Friday, May 12th, a large ransomware attack was launched, known as WannaCrypt (a.k.a. WannaCry). It infected more than 230,000 computers across 150 countries. This unprecedented cyberattack left organizations struggling in the aftermath as they try to recover. WannaCrypt demands payment of ransom in bitcoin and has spread in several … Read more

AISN Announces Creative Partnership, Integration With Ciniva

Summary: Virginia SWaM IT contractor AIS Network has announced a partnership with integrated marketing firm Ciniva Agency. Upcoming projects include work on web applications that can handle big data and development work in the Virginia tourism industry.   McLean, Va. — May 12, 2017 — AIS Network, a leader in IT managed services, and Ciniva, … Read more

Tips for Moving to the Cloud

Tips for Moving to the Cloud   When companies move to the cloud, there are undoubtedly numerous challenges that must be overcome. For example: integration of cloud services into the enterprise architecture corporate data security, compliance and governance movement of legacy apps monitoring and managing employee-led cloud usage establishing cloud services operational processes a decision … Read more

Government Data Scientists Be Glad

Azure Government cloud platform

Government data scientists spend inordinate amounts of time each day manually scrubbing terabytes of operational data for advanced analytics and business intelligence. Well, now they can be glad that Microsoft has unveiled its new data analytics and visualization offerings, called HDInsight and Power BI, as part of the Azure Government cloud platform. AIS Network is … Read more

AWS S3 Outage Did Not Help Alleviate Doubt

AWS S3 Outage Did Not Help Alleviate Doubt

Unfortunately, the recent AWS S3 outage did not help alleviate doubt that some people already have about the cloud. AWS apologized, of course, explaining that a team member had entered a bad command during the debugging of an S3 system. Safeguards were put in place to prevent “incorrect input from triggering a similar event in the … Read more