Auldenfire Background
Auldenfire Group Background Information


The Auldenfire Group was formally organized in 1983 to support Information Technology development. Group companies were setup to provide focused development efforts in several areas:

  • Software Development - Custom applications are developed for clients and in some cases evolved into commercial software products. Over 35 software applications have been developed and marketed by Auldenfire Group companies in numerous market segments including government, banking and finance, accounting, telecommunication, inventory and materials handling, wireless bar-code, retail, cryptographic, and simulation.

  • Hardware Integration and Manufacturing - Auldenfire integrates hardware components for custom applications. Past operations have also included the manufacture of special purpose hardware components (integrated circuit board fabrication level) and systems for communications, analog-digital converters, and microprocessor based applications, including the supporting firmware and application software. Hardware integration services also include OEM and VAR computer systems built to order for specialized applications.

  • Research and Development - Auldenfire has maintained a long-term commitment to the development of new technology and the associated methodologies and business processes. Extensive research involving human-computer interaction, ergonomics, and how people use technology in the form of workflows provides a strong foundation for system design.

  • Technology Assessment - Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solutions (COTS-Based Solutions) are intensively reviewed to provide independent, third-party information for Reuse before Buy before Build strategies aimed at minimizing cost. ASR Strategic Resources maintains testing facilities, COTS review repositories, and COTS case studies. Examples of enterprise competencies include:

    • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) solutions using IBM MQSeries
    • Web Content Management (WCM) using ATG Dynamo, Interwoven TeamSite, Documentum, Broadvision, and Vignette
    • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions using Primus eServer and PeopleSoft CRM
    • Enterprise Application Servers including IBM WebSphere and BEA Systems WebLogic
    • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) including SAP
    • Single Sign On (SSO) solutions using Entrust GetAccess
    • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions
    • Internet-based enterprise management solutions including Supply Chain Management (SCM), Financials Management (FM), and Human Resources Management (HRM)
    • Environments include IBM OS/390, Sun Solaris, UNIX, Linux, and Microsoft NT 4 and 2000
    • Databases include IBM DB2, Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL, Sybase, and Microsoft Access
    • Technical services including network support specialists, network and communication installers, and technicians
    • Security specialists including specialists in Internet security, secure communication, physical security, investigative services, background vetting, and risk management
    • Enterprise IT resourcing including skills assessment tests, technical interviewers, staffing assessment, and recruiting
    • Groupware including Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino

  • Information Technology (IT) Management - At the heart of information technology, there is a need to minimize cost to the organization while maximizing benefit. Maintaining a focus on fundamentals and core values is an essential part of managing change within the enterprise. Auldenfire Group companies leverage the professional experience managing, developing, and maintaining large-scale, mission-critical, multinational systems. Auldenfire Group companies use the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) to effectively model, define, and measure the software development process. Auldenfire Group companies have also implemented the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards ISO 9000:2000 quality management and ISO 14000 environmental management. Management professionals are available to assist Group companies and client companies adoption of CMM best practices and ISO standards.

  • Administrative and Logistics Support - Global projects require dedicated resources in the form of support staff and infrastructure. Auldenfire Group companies have extensive experience in supporting the people and organizations assigned to a project:
    • Professional IT Managers experienced at both the program and project levels experienced with Microsoft Project, Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT), Critical Path Method (CPM), and resource loading
    • Specialists including IT Forensic Auditors, Accounting and Tax Specialists, Legal Specialists, and Immigration Specialists (USA and Sweden)
    • Communications support including Internet access (dial-up analog and ISDN ISP), mobile phones, office and development facilities, local phone lines, virtual private network (VPN) connectivity, and electronic mail (e-mail)

  • Metrics - Metrics collection, analysis, and feedback is an essential process in providing a Total Quality Management (TQM) process. Auldenfire has developed extensive metric profiles and assessment reviews to aid in accurately forecasting outcomes. This predictive assessment approach assists organizations in exploring various scenarios and options earlier in the project planning life-cycle to mitigate risk.

The Auldenfire approach to development involves cross-domain, real-world implementation in global enterprises. Auldenfire Group companies work with select partners and clients to research and develop better IT business practices based on real-world feedback. A proper architectural design pattern should be repeatable and consistently predictable across different industry domains (i.e. government, telecommunications, finance and banking, insurance, manufacturing, etc.). Evolving enterprise architectures, technologies, and methodologies must be validated. Real-world implementation feedback plays a critical role in the Auldenfire development process by implementing solutions, methodologies, and architectures across different industry segments. Experience in introducing and managing change provides a strategic advantage in implementing enterprise solutions.





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Events Calendar
Seminars & Workshops
January 24 2002
Technical Briefing
National Airspace System Information Architecture Committee
Dynamic Metadata Support in Air Traffic Environments
September 19 2001
Legion MDA Software Atelier Workshop Stockholm
September 2001
OMG Technical Meeting Toronto
Auldenfire presents MDA repository whitepaper and architecture overview
August 2001
Legion MDA Software Atelier Pilot Roll-Out
July 2001
OMG Technical Meeting Boston
Auldenfire responsible for content description design models and requirements for platform independent MDA repository

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