‘Information Management Blog’

One of our clients was asked to create a simple report comparing “net-new” sales (sales to first-time customers) to existing customer sales.  At the time, our client felt that the report would be easy; estimating that it would take an afternoon to develop and a couple of hours to test. Two weeks into the effort […]

Alpine has had the opportunity to migrate moderate sized transactional Oracle databases to DB2 v10.5. One client was moving to a new hosting site and was using WebSphere Commerce (WCS) with an Oracle database. Since DB2 is bundled with WCS, it made sense for them to migrate to DB2 to get rid of the Oracle licensing fees. We used […]

Have you seen the TV program “Hoarders”?  It’s a fascinating look into the lives of people who, well, hoard stuff.  A lot of stuff – filling their homes and yards beyond capacity with precarious layers of things that they’ll never use. Episodes of Hoarders all start at the same point:  The hoarding behavior has completely […]

Hyperledger Fabric The Blockchain for Business The introduction of blockchain technology is revolutionizing business by allowing two or more parties to trust a ledger of records. While this technology is beneficial in many business areas, it is particularly useful when it comes to supply chain management. Before describing the benefits, we should first define what […]