AIS is Hiring

Ed Levens Blog

AIS Data Centers is currently on the lookout for a few great IT professionals to help us deliver business-ready IT infrastructure for companies that value security, compliance, connectivity and support. Are you or someone you know an AIS match? HEAD IN THE CLOUDS BUT FEET ON THE GROUND? You could be our next Cloud Architect. We’re looking for the right …

4 Reasons to Consider Colocation

Dominic Miraglia Blog

Too many organizations feel locked in to the ongoing capital expenditures, IT and facilities upgrades as well as staffing requirements that on-site data centers demand. Colocation promises real freedom from the complexity and costs of maintaining a data center on your own. With colocation, you can leverage multi-tenant data center resources, optimal infrastructure and expert personnel that far exceeds the …

Healthcare Data Bloom: 48% CAGR

Brian Wood Blog

Crazy. Insane. “Impossible”. And yet it’s your job to secure and manage it all. AIS Data Centers can help. Summary article by Emily Poe in FierceCIO; original by Kenneth Corbin in CIO. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——– In the land of healthcare IT: How to organize all that data Few industries have as much data as …

Infographic: Financial Services Regulatory Compliance

Brian Wood Blog

“Around 45 percent of financial services firms say they have been hit by a distributed denial of service attack over the past year.” Summary article by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——– Infographic: US banks struggle with regulatory compliance and risk U.S. banks and credit unions are struggling to comply with stringent regulations …

Executive Bandwagon: Hybrid Cloud

Brian Wood Blog

“Hybrid Cloud: what is it?” “Heck if I know, but let’s hurry up and get some!” “Agreed, I’m all in!” Summary article by Cheryl Kemp in The WHIR. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood —— Most Companies Would Ditch Infrastructure and Switch to Public or Hybrid Cloud Tomorrow: Report Sixty-five percent of companies would switch to public or …

7 Tips for Safely Moving Your IT Operations

Brian Wood Blog

Moving a family can be hard, so imagine how much more difficult it is when you’re responsible for moving an entire office. Relocating people, furniture, equipment, documents, and more can be time-consuming and expensive. That’s why it’s vital to be thorough when choosing a commercial mover and monitoring the entire process. With most companies, their data and IT operations can …

Data Loss: Frequency Down, Volume Up 

Brian Wood Blog

With the frequency down but the volume up, evidently data loss is “all about that bass”. Summary article by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——— More than $1.7T is lost annually to data loss, downtime, says EMC More than $1.7 trillion is lost annually due to data loss and downtime, according to a …

Are Your Vendors Compliant?

Brian Wood Blog

How to Assess & Manage Conduct When Outsourcing Risk management is a must for any business, even those that work with third-party vendors. Vendors are used by many businesses, including those in regulated industries such as medical and financial. With so many companies outsourcing, it’s sometimes hard to tell who is not operating in compliance with laws and regulations. What …

6 Tips for Tech Business Budget Planning

Brian Wood Blog

Budget planning is a key component in the recipe for success. No matter how long you have been in the tech business, you need to map out your spending and resources to make sure all areas stay on track for maximum annual profits. What can you do to get a strong start in the New Year? Tip 1: Look at …

Advice from AWS on Securing the Cloud

Brian Wood Blog

AWS isn’t for everyone (too true!) but they’ve serviced enough customers to have valid observations about common fears and mistakes. Regardless of cloud service provider, customers often (mis)assume that the provider owns responsibility for security. But as the AWS CISO makes clear: “It’s a shared responsibility. We [AWS] are responsible for the bottom layer. We are responsible from the floor …