About Sine Nomine Associates

Sine Nomine Associates is an IT research and custom development engineering firm that transforms emerging technology into practical business solutions. We provide engineering and business planning services for existing and evolving systems. Our services include installed mission-critical infrastructure and applications, business transformation applications, comprehensive architecture designs, ongoing support, and long-term operations training. Together, these services create durable, scalable and secure solutions.

Balancing between developing the cutting edge and implementing proven best practices, our solutions are based on three core maxims:

  • preserve effective existing systems,
  • evolving new systems and services, and
  • applying research and development

Preserve Effective Existing Systems

Applying rare knowledge and unique expertise, Sine Nomine Associates' solutions preserve and enhance the reliability, stability, and supportability of tried-and-true, mission-critical infrastructure.

While knowledge is based on information and research, expertise is built on real-world experience in designing, implementing and supporting long-term solutions to business needs. Sine Nomine Associates offers an elite engineering team, each drawing on over fifteen years of industry experience on systems and networks, and each having acquired rare knowledge and unique expertise on computing infrastructure.

We are dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the value of our clients’ existing infrastructure, regardless of what that infrastructure includes. Our clients have invested in their current infrastructure and sometimes wish to retain it for good technical and business reasons. Sine Nomine Associates appreciates and supports these preferences, especially when the existing solutions serve mission-critical functions.

Evolve New Systems and Services

Turning methodical, vendor-neutral investigation of technical requirements and strategic vision into creative and disciplined analysis, Sine Nomine Associates' solutions evolve new systems and services that efficiently and effectively reach and surpass each customer’s goals.

Creative thinking and disciplined planning combine the strengths of new services and existing business infrastructure. Rather than disruptively replacing or altering entire infrastructures, new services should evolve logically and incrementally from what exists, and should include not only systems and networks, but also business practices. Efficiently and effectively grafting new functionality onto established business practices, Sine Nomine Associates delivers solutions that prove more rewarding than other costly and invasive replacements.

Sine Nomine Associates delivers “the right tool for the right job.” Due to our vendor neutrality, our solutions are multi-vendor, interoperable, scalable, manageable and secure. They demonstrate that the best solutions employ existing technologies to augment proven systems, while applying appropriate next-generation technologies to prepare for the future within the context of effective business processes.

IT Training and knowledge transfer are an integral part of Sine Nomine Associates’ services. We believe that enabling our customers to fully operate their solution completes a job well done. Working directly with clients' staff on their own systems, we employ proven methods to transfer knowledge to our clients. Since our approach invests in our clients’ staff and enhances their expertise, we move our clients from help to self-help. This customer-empowering approach to knowledge acquisition is supplemented by Sine Nomine Associates’ support offerings, lending the full depth of our expertise to our clients.

Apply Research and Development

Harnessing a historical view of technology development and charting future business needs, Sine Nomine Associates’ research directs our continuous development and refinement of rigorous testing regimens and comparative studies that are shared in publications, presentations and industry communication, and that influence standards committees, cooperative research groups and corporate strategies.

IT research and development are at the core of our success. From participation in major industry organizations to vendor-neutral development and testing, we shape and define emerging technology. We lead and act, rather than follow and react.

As development and testing of new technology and solutions is critical to Sine Nomine Associates, we are able to provide the IT industry with “proof-points” on the viability and efficacy of new technologies and designs. A wide array of Proof-of-Concept projects for customers worldwide has earned Sine Nomine Associates a reputation as reliable visionaries and pioneers.

Sine Nomine Associates examines the business impact of competing solutions and provides Total-Cost-of-Ownership analyses. In keeping with our philosophy of “the right tool for the right job,” we determine both the strengths and weaknesses of competing solutions, and then recommend that which best meets and surpasses each client’s goals.

Examples of our participation in a variety of industry and standardization organizations:

  • IEEE
  • IEEE Standards Association
  • IEEE Communications Society
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • IETF
  • IETF Multicast Engineering Group
  • IETF TN3270E Working Group
  • ACM
  • ATM Forum
  • z/VM Technical Steering Committee
  • IBM’s Advanced Business Council
  • LINUX-390
  • SOL-390
  • Mono-dev
  • LLVM
  • The Frame Relay Forum
  • The Global Grid Forum
  • AFS3 Standardization

We regularly publish articles and technical papers in trade and scholarly journals, and we are the recognized experts on mailing lists and forums such as Search390.com, OpenAFS.org

Last but not least, our experts are active contributors to Open Source software development projects, for which we deliver enterprise-level 24/7/365, no-excuses, support.