‘Information Management Blog’

Unfortunately, we see far too many headlines reporting firearms-related violence and mass shootings at our schools, workplaces, entertainment venues and houses of worship. Our politicians have been debating solutions for decades, yet the frequency and severity of mass shootings continues to increase. No matter where you stand on the political spectrum or gun debate, it’s […]

Are video cameras effective in fighting crime and protecting your students and staff?  We’ve had a number of conversations with school administrators, technologists, and law enforcement lately, and I’d like to share what we’ve learned: Cameras have been an effective tool against property crimes.  People are less likely to steal and vandalize if they know […]

There is tremendous pressure to ensure that our students, faculty and administration are kept safe in a world where violence, mental health issues and weapons are present in our schools. As we have met with those concerned with these issues – including law enforcement, mental health professionals, school administration and staff, parents and technology professionals […]

I was catching up with a colleague recently and the conversation lead to some challenging projects that we worked on in Las Vegas nearly 15 years ago.  At that time, Data Warehousing was a hot topic for many of the Las Vegas casinos, and they were throwing millions of dollars into these initiatives as they […]

Alpine has been involved in data integration efforts for nearly 20 years. In the early days, the tools were rudimentary and the data was static, structured, and stored somewhere close to home. Things have changed – and continue to change rapidly. Streaming data, cloud data, mobile applications, IoT, compliance, governance, analytics, and big. . .BIG […]