Private Cloud Interest Accelerating in the Market

One thing we have noticed change over the last 3 years is that we no longer have to sell people on cloud computing.  A few years ago, the vast majority of our clients were using managed servers, but that has certainly shifted.  And this is, of course, a part of a much larger trend.  The IT community as … Read more

PRIMER: How are Disaster Recovery and Backups Different?

So, you are working through your go-forward IT strategy and need to make sure that you have things covered should something go wrong. Pretty quickly, you notice that the terms “Backup” and “Disaster Recovery” are quite often being used interchangeably. But, the truth is, they are different. Related, yes, but different. How are disaster recovery … Read more

IT Outsourcing Services Spending to Top $251 Billion Globally in 2012

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President In their latest outlook issued just two days ago, Gartner, Inc., says that worldwide spending for IT outsourcing (ITO) services is on track to reach $251.7 billion in 2012, up 2.1 percent increase from 2011 spending of $246.6 billion. Not surprisingly, the industry analyst firm reports that the … Read more

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.   At … Read more

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 are … Read more

What Is Big Data and Why Is It Becoming Bigger Data?

By Julia Uglietta Associate, Marketing and Sales Big data is a consequence of the new world of technology that we have created, where everything is monitored and measured at an increasingly fast rate.  All of the resulting data then exceeds the processing and storage capacity of traditional database systems.  The term “big data” is used … Read more