AISN Recognized in Virginia General Assembly for 10 Years’ Service to Commonwealth Agencies

Summary:  Del. John McGuire (R-56th District) introduced Henrico County small business owners Jay Atkinson and Laurie Head to the Virginia House of Delegates today. Speaking on the House floor, McGuire noted that their technology modernization business has provided a decade of continuous IT leadership to the Commonwealth of Virginia.   Richmond, Va. — March 3, … Read more

AISN Commends Va. Governor’s Support of Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Summary: AIS Network commends Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for his recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month throughout the commonwealth and his commitment to raise awareness about the importance of securing Virginia’s critical government infrastructure. AISN is a leading, SWaM-certified provider of advanced information security and other IT managed services to Virginia government agencies.   Richmond, … 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

School Report Cards for Virginia

School Report Cards for Virginia

The school report cards for Virginia’s schools, school divisions, and the state never looked better! Today, AIS Network announced that we’ve wrapped up development work on the Virginia Department of Education’s School Quality Profiles website. One more reason that I’m particularly proud of this project is that I’m the parent of two children who attend a … Read more

Guaranteeing Hosting Compliance

Guaranteeing hosting compliance.  It’s pretty much something that AIS Network has always done, and it’s a clear service benefit.  Our compliance with multiple security and regulatory standards such as HIPAA/HITECH, FISMA, FERPA, PCI DSS, GLBA, SOX and others repeatedly saves our clients time and money and helps them to avoid costly litigation over compliance errors. Up until … Read more

Preventing PHI Breaches: Five Tips to Ensure They Don’t Become Your Achilles Heel

Preventing PHI Breaches: Five Tips to Ensure They Don’t Become Your Achilles Heel This article first ran as a featured guest post in Electronic Health Reporter on September 22, 2014. The theft of 4.5 million medical records by Chinese hackers recently, coupled with the news that as-yet unidentified hackers were able to penetrate the U.S. government’s … Read more

Traditional Colocation or Managed Colocation?

Sometimes hassling with your own servers no longer makes sense. Keeping your server room environment cool, secure and outage-free is challenging.  The capital expenses, the constant purchasing, the 3 a.m. emergencies and the routine patching feels like insanity.  Deploying, scaling and managing the physical environment weighs you down too.  You’re tired of all the low-value … Read more

September 23: HIPAA Rules Kick in, Impacting Your Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO If you’re a company in the health care industry, you have just 47 days to get your act together on planning for IT disaster recovery. That’s right. Beginning Sept. 23, the HIPAA/HITECH rules governing protected health information (PHI) secure data backup and recovery will be enforced, and some businesses … Read more

WPC 2013 Discussion Focuses on Emerging Opportunities

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO Yesterday was Day 2 of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 (WPC 2013) in Houston and time for My Big Speaking Role!  I was delighted to join an elite panel of three other multinational companies in an interactive discussion focused on how hosting service providers can use effective marketing … Read more

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