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Ten Signs Your Data Integration Tools are Obsolete

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, […]

Alpine Consulting – 2019 Data Integration Survey

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 […]

Data Quality: How Do You Know When You’ve Made It?

Let’s face it: data quality is important, but how do you know if it is causing your business problems? There are some very technical definitions of data quality, but let’s […]

Information Governance: Why You Should Care

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 […]

Corporate Data Hoarding: Avoid an Intervention with Entity Resolution

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 […]

Business Intelligence- Why Excel is not the Answer!

It seems like everyone loves Microsoft Excel.  With over 300 million users worldwide and growing quickly, it’s evolved into the common language of business.  It’s versatile, powerful and easy to […]

How Towns Can Improve Public Safety with Analytics

By Joe Siok, COO of Alpine Consulting, and Mike Reade, Public Safety Business Value Consultant at IBM Imagine a town with no crime. Impossible – maybe, but maybe not? For […]