About Us

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Founded in 1998, Alternative Insights Inc. is a NYS Certified Women Owned Business (WBE) that provides consulting services, training and integrated solutions to private and public sector organizations. Our consultants have an average of 15+ years of experience in information technology and professional consulting. Our principal services include project management oversight and hands on development in data warehousing, business intelligence, application design and development and full life-cycle implementation.

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Susan G. Smith, the founder of Alternative Insights, Inc., has over 20 years of experience providing professional services to businesses in the capital district and beyond. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and her M.S. in Curriculum Development & Instructional Technology from the State University of New York at Albany. Susan is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrum Master (CSM), who has extensive experience working with multiple NYS and local government agencies and private businesses on strategic level information technology initiatives. In addition to starting and managing Alternative Insights, Inc., Susan worked for Key Services Corporation, General Electric Company, Sybase Inc. and Business Objects.

Our Mission

Alternative Insights Inc. is focused on partnering with our clients to help them achieve their information technology goals with solutions that are based on their unique and individual requirements. Our goal is to provide our clients with best-of-breed, vendor neutral alternatives that are based on our extensive experience and knowledge of industry best practices. To achieve our mission, our consultants receive ongoing training and maintain active professional memberships within the industry.