Strategic Partnership with Light Speed Solutions

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Strategic Partnership with Light Speed Solutions

We are proud to announce today a strategic partnership with Light Speed Solutions, an application development company based in New York.

Following recent collaboration on technologies to migrate ASP .Net web forms applications to MVC, the partnership aims to provide access to these new tools to both the US and European markets.

James Whistler of acidyellow, "The recent closure of Iron Speed has left customers who are heavily invested in the Designer product in an uncertain position.  Our partnership with Light Speed Solutions will enable us both to better assist clients who are concerned about this uncertainty and help them to rapidly migrate to the newer Microsoft technologies."

Akesh Gupta of Light Speed Solutions, "Our partnership with acidyellow will help us give the high quality of service we provide to our US customers to European customers, with projects being managed in a European time zone.  The potential for growth is exciting and we're looking forward to the possibilities."

About Light Speed Solutions

Based in Farmingdale, New York, Light Speed Solutions has been developing, hosting, and supporting customised web applications since 2005 for a wide range of industries. Their team excels at turning business vision into reality by designing, developing and delivering quality solutions on time and on budget.

More information about Light Speed Solutions can be found at www.lightspeedsolutions.com.

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Iron Speed ceases operations

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Iron Speed ceases operations

Users of the excellent Designer product from Iron Speed will have been shocked to learn that the company ceased trading on 31st August 2015.

The company was forced out of operations due to a lawsuit claiming that the Designer product was guilt of patent infringement.  You can read more about this here.   Irrespective of whether this claim could ever be proven to be valid, the lawsuit and associated costs have forced Iron Speed out of business. 

The impact of patent trolling on innovation has been a concern for the US government for some time.  The White House officially stated an aim to tackle the problem in 2013. 

Alas, not enough to save Iron Speed.

We've been using Designer since 2007 and have been MVPs since 2008; we will miss the product greatly.  We wish Alan Fisher and all the team at Iron Speed all the best in their next ventures.

In order to assist anyone in the Iron Speed community, we are now making all of our training material freely available.  This includes more than a dozen webinar recordings as well as training course documentation and accompanying notes.  If you would like access to this material, please visit this page.

 

 

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Early-detection cancer application released to Joan's Foundation

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Asian growth demands collaborative technologysian growth demands collaborative technology

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Iron Speed Symposium

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Some of the features we were demonstrated which are due to be released in the next version were very exciting.  Unfortunately, I'm unable to publish details about them at this point - apologies.  You will like them, I promise!

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Truncating SQL Server transaction logs

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