Why Ice Pond Software?  
  When considering the development of a large system, one should ask the following questions to any potential system designers / developers:
  • What is their level of experience working with large databases (over 1/2 million rows in a table)?
  • Are they aware of the fact that tuning SQL and application/database design are the most important issues when designing such a system? Have they ever tuned SQL? If so, what tools have they used to perform this? What are the typical problems that arise?
  • Have they ever carried out any performance testing?
  • Are they aware of methodologies used in designing a large database system?
  • Have they seen a number of systems suffer from severe performance problems after a period in production, due to poor design?
With Ice Pond Software the answer is YES to all these questions. We know where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them. A system designed and developed by Ice Pond Software will have the following properties:
  • STABILITY -  System availability will be maximised.
  • RESPONSIVENESS - will exceed the required response times.
  • SCALABILITY - Increasing the number of users will have a minimal impact on performance.
  • RECOVERABILITY - Ice Pond Software will ensure that solid Backup and Disaster Recovery strategies are in place in the event of a disaster.
  Visit these links to see some of our work:  
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  Borchert Communications  
Look to us if you have a need for special development of the MapWindow GIS application.

A favorite quote of mine
"You think it's expensive to hire an expert, wait 'til you hire an amateur".