Alta Plana


Consulting Background

Alta Plana staff have many years of strategic computing experience, having created computing architectures, designed database systems, and helped build Internet sites for diverse organizations such as:
  • Federal Express Corporation
  • The International Monetary Fund
  • Mercedes-Benz of North America
  • National Geographic Society
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Paris)
Key Projects
US Census Bureau
Alta Plana designed the US Census Bureau's Census 2000 Data Product Production system, working on subcontract to IBM Global Services. AP president Seth Grimes led the DPP development and support team and advised Census Bureau and IBM staff creating American FactFinder, the Internet dissemination system for 2000 census statistics, sharing with them the honor of receiving the Vice President's Hammer Award for reinventing government.
Datos Information Resources Alta Plana provides data analysis consulting and support to this leading Venezuelan marketing firm.
IRS Statistics of Income Alta Plana has created a pilot Tax Stats data dissemination site with new Build Your Own Tables capabilities for this division of the Internal Revenue Service.
Space-Time Research Alta Plana has consulted on projects in the US, Finland, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland for SuperSTAR analytical-software publisher Space-Time Research
Other Selected Projects
US Bureau of Transportation Statistics Dissemination support for the National Household Travel Survey and other data products in cooperation with MacroSys Research and Technology.
Henry Rak Consulting Partners Data analysis system support for a leading strategic-marketing firm.
BancTec Informix and Oracle database administration services for the banking-industry software publisher.
Radisson Hotels Alta Plana maintained and extended Radisson Hotels' data-driven Web site, which Alta Plana staff helped build. The original launched in 1996 using object-relational database technology to generate dynamic Web pages and communicated in real-time with Radisson's central reservations system. Alta Plana was responsible for the site's database and application code, which processed thousands of on-line reservations each month for almost 4 years until the 2000 site redesigned was launched, and also supported the Carlson Company's Country Inns and Suites and Regent Hotels sites.
Migration of the database and application code for Intelihealth -- the leading health and medical information Web site -- to the next generation of object-relational database technology. Webby Award
RTCdirect A technology study aimed at enhancing the analytical database-marketing capabilities of RTCdirect, a marketing agency that is part of one of the world's largest communications services groups, the WPP Group.
AFS Consulting to American Financial Systems, a publisher of insurance industry defined-benefits software, on Web-enabling their Windows software and developing appropriate, secure Internet capabilities.

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