PASS MADE Principal for Software Architecture

Recently I’ve come across an acronym called PASS MADE, which is interesting to memorize some important principals on Software Development; it looks like this: Performance Availability Security Scalability Maintainability Accessibility Deployability Extensibility We’ll have a brief look at each of these and then look at a few other possibilities for requirements. Remember, though, that all […]

US Customs

First Step towards ACE Portal Application

ACE Portal Application and Program Participation To take advantage of the latest ACE Secure Data Portal capabilities company must register for it first. Benefits of establishing a Portal account include the following: file manifests electronically; make periodic payments on an interest-free monthly basis; file and process formal consumption entries and informal entries, including Automated Broker […]

US Customs

Integration with U.S. Customs Automated Commercial System (ACS)

Automated Commercial System (ACS) As shipments of raw materials, parts, and finished goods cross national borders, they must pass through customs. Today, the United States Customs Service allows shippers and consignees to submit customs declarations and receive customs releases electronically. In April 2007, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began rolling out an electronic cargo […]


About Allied Inc.

Allied Inc. is our first pilot incubator. We began operations on January 1st, 2010 out of Lahore. Our objective is to inspire, train and facilitate entrepreneurs – both inside Pakistan and abroad (when they want development teams in Pakistan). Through this process we hope to develop and refine a practical model for encouraging entrepreneurship within […]


Choosing partners

Most people start businesses with partners. Some partner for financial reasons, others because they are old friends. But it’s important to choose the right person. Here are a few lessons learnt on choosing the right partner – Shared values: we all talk about values but few understand what “values” mean exactly. Values are the beliefs […]


Incubator services

Allied Inc. is an incubator based out of Lahore, Pakistan. We currently host 2 companies both working in various segments of the IT outsourcing – Services sector. Following are services we offer: Area Current offering Future Plans Premises Small rented premises in Lahore Outreach programs e.g. in Gilgit and the Northwest Administrative Subsidized physical space […]