I read all 14 of the posts on TDAN, and agree with just
about all the points, which are "spot on". I have seen
the deterioration of large application portfolios, in
many large organisations over many years, and believe
the the Data-Centric approach is the way to get out of
this "application specific" tangle of Legacy apps.
I had the privilege of working for Charlie Bachman at
Bachman Information Systems, 1988 to 1992; Charlie
was a visionary but very pragmatic and he would
certainly have agreed with this approach. Thank
you very much, Peter Campbell (originally from Boston,
but since 1991 in Belgium).