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News:AIS Recognized as a Finalist for 2017 Microsoft Azure DevOps Partner of the Year

Reston, VA, USA — June 1, 2017 — Applied Information Sciences, Inc. (AIS) today announced it has been named a finalist for the 2017 Microsoft Azure DevOps Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“We are honored to have been selected from over 2,800 submissions worldwide,” said Vishwas Lele, AIS Chief Technology Officer. “Our submission, GEICO DevOps: Speeding Application Delivery, described a very successful client, partner and Microsoft relationship that supported the ongoing GEICO Digital Transformation.”

AIS has been a member of the Microsoft Partner Program since its inception in the mid-1990s. Over the years, AIS has participated in every meaningful Microsoft field and headquarters program. Today, AIS is one of 30 Microsoft National Solution Provider (NSP) Program members out of the thousands of Microsoft Partners with Gold Competencies in the US. AIS is the number one partner in the US when it comes to the amount of Azure consumption by our Enterprise clients. With over eight years of experience and more than 40 clients with production workloads in Azure and Azure Government, AIS is among Microsoft’s leading Azure partners, especially when it comes to large enterprise accounts. AIS was recently nominated for the NSP Enterprise Partner of the Year.

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,800 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. AIS was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Azure DevOps.

“The AIS 2017 Azure DevOps Partner of the Year submission, GEICO DevOps: Speeding Application Delivery, describes a fully automated DevOps system,” said David Skiavo, AIS Account Executive at GEICO. “In today’s digital engagement model, the optimal experience for a customer includes 24/7 availability and a continuous release

of capabilities that make transactions faster and easier. AIS has helped GEICO to realize their digital transformation through the GEICO DevOps system.”

For more details, please see the recent Microsoft Case Study and video about GEICO DevOps, which highlights AIS:

“The outstanding innovation and expertise the Microsoft partner community continues to provide is demonstrated by this year’s award winners,” said Ron Huddleston corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “We applaud AIS on being selected as a finalist of the 2017 Microsoft Azure DevOps award”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.

About AIS:

AIS helps businesses optimize their IT operations and provide maximum business value through the re-evaluation, improvement and automation of their business processes using cloud computing technologies. Our technical depth and years of proven enterprise systems development experience allows AIS to assist enterprises in planning, building and managing their cloud-based initiatives. By focusing on the Microsoft Azure platform, AIS is able to provide our customers with the targeted, actionable experiences and skills necessary for success. Whether your deployment has a few users or tens of thousands of users, AIS can help your business maximize its return on investment and minimize deployment costs.

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