Opportunities to Accelerate Abound at WPC 2013 in Houston

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO Microsoft says it”s been a year of “amazing launches” and they say that their partners, like us, have certainly delivered.  Indeed!  Our Microsoft SPLA licensing is up 600% over the last couple of years.  That”s pretty telling.  The large enterprises that we serve are still quite serious about outsourcing … Read more

Disasters Happen. Is Your Business Ready?

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President Preparing for an emergency is a key factor to business continuity after a disaster. Wherever the threat comes from – whether it’s physical, virtual, network failure or cybercrime-related – it’s important that your business is equipped to deal with the problem. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor … Read more

Congratulations to Terry Engelstad, New AIS Network VP

By Kurt Baumann AIS Network Chairman and CTO Congratulations to Terry Engelstad on his promotion at AIS Network. Today, we announced the promotion of Terry Engelstad to the position of VP of Network Operations. It”s a much deserved promotion, as Terry has been such an important part of all our recent growth.  Terry started with AISN in 2007 and … Read more

Cloud Events: Where Can I Find Them?

By Donna Hemmert AIS Network Vice President, Strategic Development If you are looking for events at which to network and learn more about the Cloud and related topics, whether you are a newbie or an expert, there is an excellent source to find (and broadcast) those events. Check out Cloud Events (sponsored by @TheCloudNetwork), who … 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

Private SharePoint Cloud Growth Drives Expanding Partnership Between Intelishift Technologies and AIS Network

Private SharePoint Cloud Growth Drives Expanding Partnership Between Intelishift Technologies and AIS Network Chicago, IL — April 13, 2012 — “Public SharePoint Cloud” is out and “Private SharePoint Cloud” is in.  Those are the latest words of wisdom from SharePoint cloud hosting expert Jay Atkinson, who said today that when it comes to hosting Microsoft … Read more

Does Third Party Hosting for SharePoint 2010 Make Sense?

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO “To cloud or not to cloud?” is rapidly emerging as the technical question of the decade. Industry analyst Gartner, Inc., expects 43 percent of companies to have most of their IT efforts running in the cloud in as little as four years. Due to that expected boom in cloud … Read more

Cloud Usage Surging for Small and Midsize Businesses

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President Move over enterprise.  The cloud is where it’s at for small business too. New research, announced today by Microsoft, predicts a significant increase in paid cloud services among small and midsize businesses (SMBs) over the next five years. Conducted by Edge Strategies, the research includes survey responses from … Read more