"Cloud computing" is a popular buzz phrase these days — but,
what does it really mean to your organization? Simply put, it's your
member/donor management system hosted in a secure environment where it
can be accessed anytime, anywhere by your staff and constituents via the
Internet. Hosting your iMIS system with ASI
— where it can be maintained by certified experts — offers
unmatched security, reliability, accessibility, scalability, and the
latest technology. It's one of the smartest, most cost-effective choices
you can make when you're selecting a new software system — and
that's why cloud computing is getting all the buzz.
Access Your System Anytime from Anywhere: With ASI
Hosting, your staff and constituents can safely and securely access your
database from anywhere via a simple Internet connection. Our
state-of-the-art data centers offer a 99.995% uptime guarantee,
providing the industry's highest level of reliability. We monitor your
system around the clock — so your system remains secure and
accessible 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
And, if you ever need help, support is available via our website,
email, and phone any time, day or night from a single point of contact
to streamline the process and ensure you get an answer quickly. In fact,
hosting questions/issues typically receive a response within 15 minutes
— a service level that would be difficult to match with your
Entrust Your System to the Experts: ASI provides
network administration and hosting of your iMIS system, website, Microsoft Office applications
and SQL database in a secure, dedicated virtual environment. Our
professionals focus on optimizing your system so you can focus on
running your organization.
With direct access in our Tier 4 data centers (the industry's highest
rated), we continuously monitor your system for utilization, capacity,
security and web traffic to proactively identify and resolve any issues
before your staff and constituents ever experience them.
Our team of certified iMIS, Microsoft,
Cisco and VMWare experts bring a real world level of best practice
knowledge and experience that would be difficult and cost-prohibitive to
replicate within your organization. By hosting your system with ASI, you
have the peace of mind of knowing that your iMIS system is protected, properly maintained, and
Our hosting services include:
installation, administration, and maintenance including immediate access
to the latest software updates/upgrades
Microsoft SQL database installation, administration,
Microsoft Office application support, security
updates and patches, and antivirus software updates
Get Your New System Set up/Implemented Faster: No
one knows iMIS better than ASI. We can quickly
get your new system configured using templates we're developed over the
course of thousands of implementations worldwide. With full access to
your servers, we can install and set up your system faster and keep it
operating at peak performance by conducting regular iMIS updates, installing Microsoft service packs,
providing SQL server administration and maintenance, and applying
security patches. ASI Hosting will help you get out of the starting
blocks sooner and with more confidence.
Mitigate Your Risk with Backups and Disaster
Recovery: By choosing ASI, your iMIS
solution is backed up daily and monthly to ensure the system and your
hosted website is always available to your staff and constituents.
Backups are stored offsite for additional security.
Our North American data centers are SAS 70 compliant and we also
comply with other key standards, such as PCI – which means one less
thing for you and your staff to worry about.
Scale Your Environment Up or Down in Minutes: The
virtual servers we use in our data centers allow for "on-demand capacity
management" — this means that if you have a large event/program
that will result in a spike in traffic to your site or on your system,
we can proactively prepare for this by adding additional disk space or
memory. This is one of the real benefits of a virtual environment that
our customers find invaluable.
Reduce Your Costs and Save Time: By putting your
system in the hands of ASI experts, you can significantly reduce your IT
costs to maintain the system. You reduce your hardware costs for
servers, firewalls, switches, etc. and you eliminate the need for
service contracts on that hardware. Fewer IT staff is necessary and
their time is maximized by allowing them to focus on other mission
critical applications. You no longer need to pay for expensive
certifications and training to stay abreast of ever-changing
technologies, security threats, and new application releases.
You also save money by reducing your Internet bandwidth costs – by
routing your website traffic to ASI, you no longer need to pay for high
capacity connectivity to ensure your constituents can quickly assess and
maneuver around your website. And, our virtual infrastructure allows
server resources and disk space to be added or removed based on demand,
thereby ensuring you are only paying for the services you really need,
when you need them.