First Things First…What’s a Data Lake? If you’re not already familiar with the term, a “data lake” is generally defined as an expansive collection of data that’s held in its original format until needed. Data lakes are repositories of raw data, collected over time, and intended to grow continually. Any data that’s potentially useful for […]

I just finished teaching my Azure Master Class for Cloud Solution Architects and wanted to provide a quick recap: Motivation The motivation for organizing this class was three-fold: Like many companies, AIS has many open CSA (Cloud Solution Architect) positions that we are unable to fill. So the only solution is to take folks with […]

The trend of making applications serverless is on fire! And it’s not just hype…going serverless makes the administration, monitoring and debugging of code so much easier that developers all around are flocking to use it in one way or the other. If you don’t know what serverless means, I would suggest you start here. In […]

Last night’s #AzureGovMeetup challenged government agencies to view the cloud as more than just a technology and software choice, but also as a business strategy to create greater impact for employees and citizens. With its agility, speed and low cost, the cloud is the key to helping agencies test and innovate new solutions faster than […]

Two years ago, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) came to AIS with an outdated online budgeting tool called the “Texas Reality Check” for middle and high school students. The application, designed to give students a clear sense of how much their desired future lifestyle will cost and what education and career choices will support it, […]

For those who are familiar with Microsoft’s popular Dashboard in a Day workshops for Power BI, App in a Day (AIAD) is very similar. The program is an all-day training designed to accelerate attendees’ PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and CDS for Apps experience. The comprehensive hands-on workshop is led by a certified Microsoft Partner, in this […]

AIS was pleased to present our work with the United States Air Force at the annual Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Montgomery IT Summit on May 23. The Air Force awarded AIS a contract to build out an Azure core infrastructure in the multi-cloud Common Computing Environment (CCE). The infrastructure is capable of supporting […]

It was another packed house last night at our May #AzureGovMeetup in Washington, D.C.! Our topic was “Harnessing Cloud: Accelerate Your Mission Apps.” While I.T. modernization is top of mind for government agencies, many struggle to realize the full value of  the modernization  they can achieve bu moving the majority of their enterprise apps to […]