>Walden >...in my opinion Access is good for only >one thing... (hmm, no it's not good the >that, maybe it's)... (no not that either, >perhaps)... OK, Access is NOT GOOD FOR >ANYTHING! Wrong, wrong, wrong. Access is a great way for users implement stable, supported applications. Let me explain the process: 1) User requests application from IS department. IS dept. declines due to priorities and resource constraints. 2) Superuser (i.e. loose cannon, hacker) develops Access database for application. 3) Access application becomes a critical part of the business. 4) Access application goes multi-user. 5) Superuser quits, gets fired, is promoted or transferred. 6) Access application repeatedly fails due to multi-user instability and/or absence of Superuser support, including secret manual processes. 7) IS department is taken to task for "systems failures" or dragged in on a regular basis to support the application. 8) Management forces IS to produce a stable replacement, or IS takes it upon themselves to provide a replacement in order to stem the flow of support demands. Therefore, Access is an invaluable user tool -- a lever. I'm so glad to see companies providing Access to every desktop user. (see also: Excel) -Jim James P. Damato Manager - Technical Administration Dollar General Corporation <mailto:jdamato@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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