Common PCI Compliance Gaps

PCI DSS: 15 Common PCI Compliance Gaps

Common PCI compliance gaps?  You bet!  We can identify 15 of them. The need for enhanced security is becoming more and more obvious every day. As the security landscape changes, the threats to our sensitive data become more serious, and as a result, the controls that we put in place have become stronger. We see a…

Microsoft BizSpark

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…

AISN Compliance Guarantee

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…

Office building flood

Disaster Recovery: September Is National Preparedness Month

By Laurie Head AIS Network VP, Marketing Communications FACT:  Every year, businesses lose billions of dollars due to data loss. Since 2004, National Preparedness Month has been observed every September in the United States. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month urges people to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their…

Microsoft SQL Server

Understanding Azure and SQL Server

By Terry Engelstad AIS Network VP, Network Operations   For those of you who are considering using Microsoft Azure, you should know that Azure does not sell virtual machines with SQL Server installed.  They sell SQL Server databases which are carved out of much large SQL Server Server. Recently, a colleague asked me about SQL.…

Microsoft SharePoint

Hosting SharePoint 2013 Saves Money

By Laurie Head AIS Network VP, Marketing Communications   In-house IT costs are soaring. Why spend money on SharePoint servers? Hosting SharePoint 2013 saves you money and worry. In belt-tightening times, the combined expense of SharePoint 2010 servers, technical staff and data security can be painful to a company. Why have the IT staff spend…

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012: Navigating the New Licensing Structure

By Bill Peters AIS Network Director of Sales Windows Server 2012, which was released last fall, is the latest among Microsoft’s Windows Server product offerings, and it delivers a dramatically simplified licensing experience. What went away? Away went the Enterprise edition, which was retired. Windows Server 2012 Standard edition includes all the premium features previously…