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Scott Mildenberger

--- Jim Damato <jdamato@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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)

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