Here at Applied information Sciences, we use Yammer quite a bit to facilitate quick, transparent and open communication. For such a distributed team of smart individuals, it’s an invaluable tool to building camaraderie and cohesiveness. Yammer allows us to discuss hot industry technologies and opens the channel to shared experiences and knowledge. I recently used Yammer to conduct a poll here at AIS:

You are cordially invited to join us for a highly informative session where AIS’ CTO Vishwas Lele will present on Business Intelligence offerings in Microsoft SharePoint. AIS is hosting this free event at Microsoft’s Chevy Chase, Maryland office on July 25th. Do you want to: Use SharePoint to manage BI Assets? Use SharePoint lists and libraries to provide a single security and repository framework for BI assets? Use SharePoint to publish an Excel workbook in order to get to “one […]

In the past, I have written about the benefits of Platform as a Service (PaaS) style of applications. While I continue to believe that PaaS offers the best ROI for hosting custom applications in the cloud, there are a number of scenarios where inserting elements of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to a PaaS solution can help alleviate some of the limitations that have prevented the adoption of PaaS. In this blog post we will look at a few compelling […]

When it comes to building distributed systems, one of the most important patterns is the message broker. But what’s a message broker? A message broker is an architectural pattern for message validation, message transformation and message routing. It mediates communication amongst applications, minimizing the mutual awareness that applications should have of each other in order to be able to exchange messages, effectively implementing decoupling. The practical utility of this construct has been proven in many distributed systems over the years.  Within the […]

The goal of our project with the Kennedy Center was to digitally archive the entire collection of National Symphony Orchestra recordings. That’s over 100 years of precious, irreplaceable audio files— each of which were up to 2GB in size — that needed to be electronically preserved in a secure and searchable archive. Not to mention the Orchestra needed an efficient process and system for their future archiving, so it was important to get it done right the first time. An out-of-the-box […]

About half of what we do here at AIS is for government clients. And as much as we’d like to brag about the innovative work we do for them, we usually can’t, for obvious national-security-related reasons. But occasionally we can put together case studies and project descriptions, so if you’re curious about the sort of work the AIS Federal team does, please check them out below.