Month: May 2014

  A recent story in The Wall Street Journal about the ripple effect of technology glitches at U.S. airlines — inconveniencing thousands of travelers, spawning long airport lines, delaying or canceling flights — got me thinking.More often than not, the root cause has been said to be some sort of maintenance or software update that […]

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    The U.S. Army’s ENIAC Supercomputer circa 1945 (computerhistory.org) The building of supercomputers began in earnest at the end of WWII. Starting out with the United States Army’s 1945 huge machine called ENIAC (Electronic Numerator, Integrator, Analyzer, and Computer), information was collected and processed like never before. The sheer size of ENIAC was quite […]

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OK, so we all know that the world runs on computers. Everyone uses them for virtually every purpose imaginable. Computers are in our phones, notebooks, laptops, and our desktop processors. However, some “supercomputers” (as they’re affectionately called) fill office rooms, entire floors of buildings, and some of them even fill up whole buildings.What are computers […]

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Need higher assurance that you’ll be able to recover quickly (and completely) after a catastrophic impact to your primary IT  infrastructure?Consider the cloud (such as AIS BusinessCloud1).Article by Nicole Henderson in The WHIR.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood, VP Marketing——- Enterprises Improve SLAs with Disaster Recovery in the Public Cloud: Forrester Ninety-four percent (94%) […]

The article below by Mark Stockley in Naked Security is the yang to yesterday’s yin on the same topic — so be sure to read both.The essence of the debate is whether we are gearing up to fight the last war rather than recognizing that the threats (and what we value) have changed over time.Emphasis […]

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Data storage requirements are exploding at an alarming rate.In a recent Aberdeen Study (“How Much Of Your Data Should Be In The Public Cloud?”), organizations surveyed reported that on average that their data storage needs were growing at a rate of 32% per year. This trend is forcing IT executives to review their current IT […]

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Below is a pretty good article on the state of affairs re: Internet of Things.We’ve all heard about consumer-level applications for IoT (e.g., smart refrigerators and thermostats) but the piece below goes into more about industrial uses.Article by Chris Murphy in InformationWeek.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood, VP Marketing——– Internet Of Things: What’s Holding […]

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The latest new new thing getting buzz is IoT, the Internet of Things.What is it? What will it do? Who’s winning? Is it good?Read below to find the answers — and even more questions.Article by Patrick Thibodeau in Computerworld.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood, VP Marketing——- Explained: The ABCs of the Internet of Things […]

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International automotive digital marketing solutions provider taps AIS for colocation, on-premise networking, and enterprise-class managed storage SAN DIEGO (May 20, 2014) – AIS (American Internet Services), the Southwest’s leading provider of tailored data center and cloud service solutions, today announced that Search Optics, one of the nation’s leading automotive digital marketing solutions providers, has selected […]

Monday, May 19, 2014 | Green Flash Brewing 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92121 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM [button link=”http://connect.org/ai1ec_event/sme-mixer/” style=”blue” window=”true” size=”small”]More Info[/button] [button link=”http://app.greenrope.com/publicCalendar2.pl?Cal=227131fe7606481c86bd0037c5df0ed1&Event=23″ style=”red” window=”true” size=”small”]Registration[/button] Join CONNECT as we celebrate small and mid-size (SME) innovation Companies. Eat, drink and network with SME innovation industry leaders at Green Flash […]

According to data from Prolexic, a large and trusted distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection and mitigation service provider, attacks against the domain name system (DNS) are increasing. In 2013 alone, there was a 200 percent rise in attacks from the previous year and another 58 percent rise in DDoS attacks.What exactly are these “attacks” […]

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The AIS team of experts has come up with some suggestions on what to look for when selecting a data center for colocation purposes. They touch upon Power Distribution, Connectivity, HVAC, Security, Amenities, and People.Data Center Power Distribution  Does the facility have mutually supporting and redundant power systems from which to provide power? Can the […]

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 | The Paddock Del Mar Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd Del Mar, CA 92014 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM [button link=”http://www.toptechexecs.com/sandiego/” style=”blue” window=”true” size=”small”]More Info[/button] [button link=”http://www.toptechexecs.com/sandiego/registration/” style=”red” window=”true” size=”small”]Registration[/button] Each year, San Diego’s leading IT professionals gather for a festive event that celebrates innovation, accomplishment, and the brilliant minds in the […]

  If you knew the FDIC did not insure your bank, would you still put your nest egg there for safekeeping?If you knew your auto’s air bag was turned off, would you continue to drive on the freeway?And lastly, if you knew your cloud service provider or hosting provider had not been through a compliance […]

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WECA thanks AIS (American Internet Services) for their recent and generous equipment donation to the San Diego training facility. Their donation of a 12kv transformer, 7.5 horsepower motor, 4″ raceway, variable frequency drives, large capacitors and other equipment will go a long way in providing apprentices and trainees with hands-on examples of field-tested electrical equipment. […]

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Things to think about when evaluating data centers in Phoenix: What type of company do you want to do business with? Do you believe everything that someone tells you, or do you get it in writing and verify the facts? Are you willing to bet your reputation and career on salesperson FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) […]

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | SeaWorld San Diego 500 Sea World Drive San Diego, CA 92109 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM [button link=”http://www.sandiegobusiness.org/news/events” style=”blue” window=”true” size=”small”]More Info[/button] [button link=”https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-diego-regional-edcs-49th-annual-dinner-tickets-10544142815″ style=”red” window=”true” size=”small”]Registration[/button] The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation is excited to announce this year’s annual dinner, underwritten by Point Loma Nazarene University, and hosted […]

Things to think about when evaluating data centers in San Diego: What type of company do you want to do business with? Do you believe everything that someone tells you, or do you get it in writing and verify the facts? Are you willing to bet your reputation and career on salesperson FUD (fear, uncertainty, […]

  Having a redundant power supply would seem to be a “no brainer.” After all, a failover option in case electrical power is interrupted would seem to be a business essential.But the answer is not always so simple: different users have different requirements for reliability and uptime; there are a variety of ways to achieve […]

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 Illustrated aerial view of Range International Information Hub (rangeidc.com)2021 Update: Several years ago plans for building the world’s largest data center were announced and certainly caught the attention of those who read about it. With construction completed several years ago, Range boasts 150 megawatts of power in an effort to meet the growing cloud computing […]

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