• Client: American Institutes for Research
  • Date: May 2015
Launch Project

As one of the world’s largest behavioral research organizations, we at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provide data to hundreds of organizations including think-tanks, school districts, federal agencies, and state governments. In 2014 we reorganized to better develop and maintain the hundreds of websites we provide our clients. With Drupal as our preferred platform, we sought a trusted developer with good standing in the community, who could handle the volume of development work we had to offer. Enter DrupalSquad. Currently, we work with a dedicated team of talented Drupal engineers to provide support, maintenance, and consulting to dozens of our client sites. And when a project needs more muscle? The capacity for development is a click away.

Related Work

BMWCCA

The bad news arrived in May of 2013. The BMW Car Club of America had lost its hosting provider. The Club would need a new host and Drupal support provider. Not a small task. BMWCCA boasted 70,000 members and their complex Drupal 6 site had been built with substantial amounts of custom code and third-party integrations. After an in-depth audit of their site, DrupalSquad helped migrate all 67 nationwide chapters to Acquia for hosting. Then established an enterprise maintenance plan for full time support and development. A year later, BMWCCA trusted DrupalSquad to upgrade their website to Drupal 7 and optimize their tools for the new hosting environment.

NICD

Soon after its establishment in 2011, the National Institute for Civil Discourse needed to establish its web presence. After building their site, our partners at NuCivic recommended them to DrupalSquad for launch support. Confident they were in good hands, the NICD signed to a standard plan that continues to this day. Allowing the NICD to work to depolarize discussion and inspire elected officials to collaborate, all with the confidence their site is updated and secure.

MIT

In 2013, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) standardized on Drupal. As issues with the new platform popped up, the resources of the Office of Information Technology became split between support tickets and their project to develop a private cloud service. MIT quickly realized they didn’t have the appropriate capacity to meet their strict timelines. With deadlines looming, they contracted DrupalSquad to relieve the support and maintenance burden, and allow the OIT to focus on the cloud service development.

PDM

A few months before their famous, annual New York conference, Personal Democracy Media broadcasted an email campaign promoting early-bird registration. But their website failed to process registrations. With their hosting provider unable to help, each passing moment meant lost business or dissatisfied clients. PDM needed a reliable Drupal developer on the fly. DrupalSquad had helped PDM previously, and were first on their list. We quickly diagnosed a conflict between their version of php and a server upgrade. We instituted a short-term workaround and recommended PDM migrate to one of our preferred Drupal optimized host. Crisis averted for the second time, PDM signed on to a long term maintenance plan so we could keep them out of the ditch and ahead of the curve.