• 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

SLM

Sustainable Life Media signed with DrupalSquad in 2014. And every month we perform a comprehensive maintenance checklist that keeps their digital publishing empire running on smooth rails. The peace of mind provided by a stable and secure web presence enables SLM to concentrate on what matters, their work to facilitate the shift to a flourishing and sustainable economy.

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.

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.

Firmstep

In 2014, the U.K. based consulting firm, Firmstep, realized they had a problem we all wish we had. Their growth outpaced their capacity. As long time users of our a la carte maintenance and development ticket system, they turned to DrupalSquad for help. Happy to take the relationship to the next level, DrupalSquad managed the migration of over 30 of Firmstep’s client sites to one of our optimized drupal hosts, Pantheon. Then instituted a full time engineering team to give Firmstep the flexibility to match their growth. And the confidence to keep that growth growing.