Laurie Head has more than two decades of experience in strategic marketing, corporate communications, public relations, and public affairs, including more than 15 years spent in the high-tech industry. From private start-ups and nonprofits to publicly held companies, Ms. Head has counseled a range of organizations with interests in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Her domestic and international programs have amassed numerous accolades, including the prestigious Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America and a Gold Mercury Award. Ms. Head received an M.A. in political management from The George Washington University and a B.S. in journalism, magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland.

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Microsoft BizSpark FAQs

AIS Network has participated in the Microsoft BizSpark program since it began about 5 years ago. We love our BizSpark friends, the program and everything that it represents. The program has supported more than 100,00 startups in more than 165 countries. So, why didn’t we designate a page for BizSpark? Well, when we redesigned our website…

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Mesh Networks: Bridging the Gap with Smartphones

  By Donna Hemmert AIS Network VP, Strategy Trends like the Internet of Things are bringing more and more devices online and at breakneck speed.  Have you ever wondered how far Internet infrastructure can take us?  Is it infinitely scalable?  And even if it is, will it always scale at the speed we need it to? I have been researching Mesh Networks for a while and an…

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Disaster Recovery Key to Higher Ed at 2014 ACCS Conference

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO   We exhibited at the 2014 ACCS Annual Conference (Association of Collegiate Computing Services of Virginia) in Charlottesville last week and it was one of our favorite shows to date. The ACCS Conference volunteers did a tremendous job.  They really take pride in the conference, make the vendors feel appreciated, and fed everybody well!  Everyone we met…

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Cloud vs. VPS

By Donna Hemmert AIS Network, VP Strategy  Cloud vs. VPS? We often get the question of what is the difference between Virtual Private Servers (VPS) and cloud servers.  Both use a virtualized (as opposed to physical) environment and so they are often confused. First it’s important that you understand virtualization. Virtualization is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version…

Welcome, Josh Darrin!

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO If you have seen a new face at AIS Network, be sure to welcome him.  We have added Josh Darrin to our team as Director of Operations.  Josh has been helping us as a contractor on many operational issues as part of network operation initiatives, additional compliances and many important projects that have facilitated our recent…