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AAJ Technologies makes headlines through the awards we earn and the commitment we have to the community.  We also believe in the importance of thought leadership as we speak often at various technology conferences throughout the country. 

Amjad Shamim Awarded the CEO Nexus Cup
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Amjad Shamim, CEO of AAJ Technologies, was awarded the 2014 CEO Nexus Cup by i4 Business Magazine​. CEO Nexus, in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at Rollins College, Florida High Tech Corridor Council and GrowFL, brings together leaders of established growth-oriented businesses in a confidential setting to meet and learn from CEO peers who have grown their companies into more advanced stages of business development. The CEO Nexus Cup is a traveling trophy and member-recognition award, recognizing those companies that have achieved growth and entrepreneurial success, in part due to their collaboration with CEO Nexus.

Chris Jackson named “Developer of the Week” by Microsoft Technical Evangelist
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Chris Jackson, VP of Cloud and Mobile Integration at AAJ, was named “Developer of the Week” by James Quick, Microsoft Technical Evangelist and blogger. In his blog, James spotlighted Chris for two innovative apps that Chris developed using Microsoft Project Siena. The first app that Chris created, Not Like the Other, is a type of puzzle game for toddlers and small children. The second app, I Love Books Bedtime Stories, is a curated video collection of read-aloud or animated children's storybooks. Since Chris created both apps with Project Siena, they didn’t require any new code and were an innovative use of the technology.

AAJ Technologies to present at SFHHA panel presentation
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​AAJ Technologies' BI thought leader, Jim Parnitzke, will be speaking at the June 11, 2014 SFHHA panel discussion. Jim will be highlighting the trends and topics in business intelligence for healthcare.

AAJ Technologies Presents at Global Windows Azure Bootcamp
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​AAJ's Mobility Practice Lead, Mir Majeed, presented at the Microsoft Windows Azure Global Bootcamp event on March 29 in Ft. Lauderdale. This global event occurs in 57 countries on the same day, and Mir shared his best practices for Microsoft Azure Mobile Services and Mobile Development with Xamarin to a full house.

AAJ Technologies and Xamarin Present the Mobile Developer Track at ITPalooza 2013
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Listen up techies, especially those of you as addicted to mobile technology as we are! AAJ Technologies (AAJ) and Xamarin have teamed up to form the A-Team for mobile application development and integration during ITPalooza 2013. AAJ and Xamarin are sponsoring and presenting the entire Mobile Developer Track at this year’s must-attend IT event in South Florida. This event, held on December 12th, is at the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences at Nova Southeastern University.

AAJ and Xamarin are co-presenting four mobile development sessions during ITPalooza. These sessions will feature AAJ Technologies’ Senior Mobility Practice Lead Mir Majeed.  These sessions include:

  1. Introduction to Xamarin.

  2. Windows Mobile Services on the Azure platform using Xamarin and Visual Studio 2013.

  3. Best practices for creating cross platform native mobile applications in C# and .Net using Xamarin.

  4. An Introduction to Xamarin Test Cloud.

Be sure to attend all of these sessions to ensure that you leave ITPalooza with a solid understanding of how easily you can develop enterprise-grade cross-platform mobile applications in a development language familiar to just about every techie alive.

About AAJ Technologies
AAJ Technologies is a South Florida’s premiere Cloud and Mobility application developer and integrator. AAJ’s clients range from small and mid-size to billion-dollar multinational companies who rely on AAJ’s vast business, technical and project management expertise.  Industry specialty include healthcare, education, hospitality and government.  For more information, visit

About Xamarin

Xamarin is the new standard for enterprise mobile development. No other platform enables businesses to reach all major devices—iOS, Android, Mac and Windows—with 100% fully native apps from a single code base.  With Xamarin, businesses standardize mobile app development in C#, share on average 75% source code across platforms, and leverage their existing skills, teams, tools and code to rapidly deliver great apps with broad reach.  Xamarin is used by over 450,000 developers and over 20,000 paying customers,to accelerate the creation of mission-critical consumer and enterprise apps.  For more information, please visit: read our blog, and follow us on Twitter @xamarinhq

AAJ Technologies named to The Inc. 500|5000 list again in 2013!
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​For the second year in a row, AAJ Technologies has made the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This achievement puts AAJ among companies like Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Oracle, and!

To learn more and to see a complete list of the Inc. 5000 list, visit

AAJ Technologies presents a webinar series on Office 365
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​AAJ Technologies has begun hosting a series of webinars designed to help companies make the right choice in collaboration and productivity tools. The first webinar, which you can view by clicking here, gave an overview of the differences between the on-premises version of Office and the cloud-based Office 365.

Our next webinar, which you can sign up for on our home page or by clicking here​, will discuss the differences between Office 365 and Google Apps.

AAJ and Xamarin team up to present the Mobility Track at ITPaloozaa 2013
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​This year's ITPalooza will feature a Mobility Track hosted and sponsored by AAJ Technologies and Xamarin. The event, which takes place on 12/12/13 at Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, is South Florida's biggest IT Holiday Event.

The biggest name in C#-based cross-platform mobile application development tools (Xamarin) has teamed up with AAJ Technologies, their premiere partner and leader in Cloud & Mobility applications and intergration. Xamarin and AAJ will conduct four sessions during the event:

  • ​An Introduction to Xamarin
  • Mobile Development Trends and their Impact on Enterprise Business
  • Windows Mobile Services and Xamarin
  • A Deep Dive with Xamarin
Join AAJ's Mobility practice lead, Mir Majeed at the Mobility Track of ITPalooza on 12/12/13.

AAJ Technologies CEO Amjad Shamim Named Ultimate CEO by South Florida Business Journal
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Amjad Shamim, CEO of AAJ Technologies, is being honored by the South Florida Business Journal as a Broward Ultimate CEO. This award acknowledges the leadership and community contributions of ten Broward County-based CEOs every year. With this award, Mr. Shamim joins a list of CEOs including H. Wayne Huizenga, Bob Moss, and Peggy Nordeen.
Mr. Shamim was selected for this award by an advisory panel that includes former recipients of the award and some of the most prestigious business leaders in Broward County. This award recognizes not only the extraordinary achievements of AAJ Technologies over the last 16 years, but also Mr. Shamim’s selfless dedication to the betterment of the community he lives in.
Mr. Shamim’s passion lies in helping the companies he works with to locate and realize their greatest potential. When he formed AAJ, Shamim focused on a realization he’d come to during his years working with other IT companies: mid-sized companies were not being served properly by IT providers. Today, AAJ Technologies clients range from small and mid-sized businesses to billion dollar multinational companies. Each of these clients can attest to the fact that AAJ’s corporate philosophy mirrors that of Shamim himself: get projects done quickly, efficiently and create great relationships.
“It is truly an honor to receive this recognition from The South Florida Business Journal,” said Mr. Shamim. “This award is clearly the result of the team I work with, each one of my team members, and every client I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the last 16 years. I wouldn’t be here without each of them, and I’m eternally grateful to be surrounded by such passionate, dedicated people day in and day out.”​

AAJ Technologies Presents IBM Worklight and Cast Iron Webinar
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AAJ presented an educational webinar to the IBM Websphere User Group focused on Worklight and Cast Iron Integration.  AAJ's Mobility Practice Lead, Mir Majeed and VP of Sales, Chris Jackson conducted a live demonstration of a full-featured mobile application built in Worklight, running Cast Iron integration. 

AAJ Shows How Xamarin Can Triple Your Mobile-Programming Languages
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One of the major hurdles to mobile development these days involves the multiple programming languages IT departments must learn in order to properly develop native applications. But that problem is quickly becoming a thing of the past thanks to Xamarin, a mobile development program which allows users to write cross-platform applications in C#.  AAJ Technologies’ Mobility Practice Lead and resident Xamarin expert, Mir Majeed hosted an educational webinar to show off the incredible capabilities of this emerging technology.  Specific topics included:
  • Introduction to Xamarin tools
  • Ways to leverage Xamarin to build and debug apps in Visual Studio
  • How to unlock Native UI and Native Performance with Xamarin
  • A live demonstration of Xamarin’s point and click UI Design
New White Paper on Marketing in the Cloud
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AAJ's VP of Marketing, Vicky Durkin and Windows Azure MVP Herve Roggero’s collaborated on the white paper “Why Cloud Computing is the Essential Marketing Technology for Campaign Innovation and Faster Go-To-Market”. The white paper covers the costs and benefits of moving crucial marketing technologies into the cloud, ways to circumvent an overly-taxed IT department, and ways to reduce time to marketing on all of your marketing initiatives. In this white paper you will learn:

  • How to reduce capital cost
  • Easy ways the cloud improves your return on investment
  • How to build a personalized customer experience
  • Ways to plan for unpredictable and seasonal marketing activities
  • How to reduce time-to-market to only a few hours
AAJ Presents at ITExpo
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AAJ professionals spoke at various sessions during the 2013 ITExpo at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The event was a convergence of education, innovation, and networking. It's the only gathering where the entire community of technology buyers, sellers, resellers, and manufacturers met to forge relationships and close deals.  Our very own Mir Majeed, (Mobility Practice Lead) was a guest panelist discussing "Mobile Apps: Security Trends & Directions".  AAJ's Azure Cloud MVP Herve Roggero was a panelist for the "Business Case for Cloud" session.

AAJ's Jim McKeen selected as Vice Chair for the Chapter Task Force of HIMSS
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​We are proud to announce that Jim McKeen has been selected to become the Vice Chair for the Chapter Task force of HIMSS for Fiscal Year 2013!

AAJ Leading the Charge into the Cloud
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AAJ has aligned behind Microsoft’s Windows Azure, a strong, open and flexible cloud platform built with the needs of individuals and businesses in mind.  AAJ has the largest number of certified developers for Azure in Florida.  Along with this accomplishment, AAJ has also been named as a part of the “Azure Circle,” the highest level of Microsoft’s Cloud program. AAJ’s CEO, Amjad Shamim, was also asked to join Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer for an Executive Roundtable to discuss the future of the Cloud and where AAJ can further accelerate their shared vision.

“It’s an exciting time to be working so closely with Microsoft,” stated Amjad Shamim. “The fact that our developers are working so hard to become the industry leaders in cloud technologies and Mr. Ballmer echoing our excitement is a validation of our vision.”

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