Our business model is predicated on learning about new innovations long before they come to market so that we can help our clients adopt them for  transformative change.  This not only requires passion for new innovations on the part of our staff but also a substantial investment in building early adoption projects.  At the first availability of Alpha or early Beta releases, AIS invests to build early contextual knowledge of the innovation.  Our clients benefit greatly from this AIS investment and often become early adopters themselves.  Later during public beta or general release, AIS together with Microsoft and our clients invest in building early adoption projects.

Today our areas of focus in innovation include the following:

  • The cloud in general and Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services specifically for solutions in IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.  
  • Mobile applications for both operating in a browser supporting all multi-touch gestures and well as within the Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 and Android platforms.  
  • Specific Microsoft major product releases with SharePoint 2013 and CRM 8 & 9 as primary areas.

Examples of innovation projects at AIS are the subject of many published materials in this site and in our blog.  


AIS Models FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Data

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of more than 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention.


Modern App for Microsoft Envisioning Centers

Combining disparate services for a seamless experience between devices and applications.

The concept of Modern App is to combine a disparate set of services in order to provide a seamless experience across between devices and applications.


Automated SharePoint 2013 Deployment Across AWS and Azure

Automate every aspect of your cloud-based infrastructure.

Given AIS’ years of experience with SharePoint, we are always looking for ways to make the underlying infrastructure more cost effective, scalable and robust.


Azure Ticker App for Windows 8

A simple tool to monitor the outstanding Windows Azure balance.

AIS has developed a user-friendly app to monitor consumers' outstanding Windows Azure balances.


Windows Azure Media Services Management Tool

Allows for management and delivery media assets.

WAMS-MT is a desktop application that is designed to bring the benefits of WAMS to end-users without the need to write any code.


Mobile Case Worker Tablet Demo

Demonstration: Interactive mobile task managing

Our mobile case worker tablet solution allows schedulers in a central office to view and manage what work must be performed, what staff is available for assignments and allows caseworkers in the field to interact with a personalized view of their assignments and facilities.


SharePoint 2013 Media Center App

Application: Cloud based rich media management

Our Media Center App is a combination of a SharePoint App and Azure Media Services that allows users to incorporate rich media management and delivery capabilities into their SharePoint-based portal.