What is AIS' background?
Founded in 1994, the Association for Information Systems is the premier global organization for academics specializing in information systems. AIS networks 4,000 members from 90 countries and is a key player in the advancement of the IS academic community. Supporting the new MIS degree field, the need for such an organization was first spelled out in an editorial authored by five past Editor's-in-Chief of the Management Information Systems Quarterly in March of 1993.
What makes AIS successful?
AIS supports a centralized and comprehensive resource for IS academics, offering interactive community forums for research and thoughtful discussion, informed guidance from seasoned experts and numerous professional tools that will help you connect, exchange and advance.
What can AIS do for you?
AIS is constantly evolving to meet your needs. By interacting with our members and staying current with the latest trends in IS, AIS creates and implements new and innovative benefits with one goal in mind: to help you advance your academic IS career.
Whether through networking opportunities, access to first-class research and top tier journals, job placement services or discounted registration fees to; leading IS conferences around the world, AIS membership will provide you with the tools and resources you need to connect, exchange and advance.
What can you do for AIS?
Join and participate in your local UWF AIS chapter! AIS is a community that expands from the addition of new professionals in its network and the creativity and idea generation of its members. As one of the newest IS organizations, students should put in their stake as a new founding charter member.
Brief History of ACM and UWF College of Business
The Association for Computing Machinery was founded by Columbia University in New York on September 15, 1947. With 95,000 members from over 100 countries, ACM works to advance computing as a science and a profession. Its creation was the logical outgrowth of increasing interest in computers as evidenced by several events, including a January 1947 symposium at Harvard University on large-scale digital calculating machinery and the six-meeting series in 1946-47 on digital and analog computing machinery conducted by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.
UWF's college of Business once housed ACM for its MIS majors to be a part of for its organization. ACM ran strong for MIS majors and those interested in information systems alike, but ACM at heart was mentor more for the engineering community. AIS more closely caters to a managerial perspective of information systems. The College of Business now houses AIS for MIS majors for career building opportunities.