Re: Sorry, but...

From: Eric <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 18:00:28 +0000
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Noons <> wrote:  

> Yes, I understood perfectly what they do and why they "need" so many
> databases, although I tend to agree with Mladen that it would not be
> needed if indeed they are a service provider and they looked after
> efficiencies through consolidation.

Well no one had mentioned it, so I did. And consolidation is very difficult to achieve in that environment. Firstly there is patient confidentiality - there are laws about that sort of thing, and a need to prove that access is recorded and unauthorised access prohibited. "We want to move your data onto a shared server" is not going to be an easy thing to say to the customers.

Secondly the sheer inertia of that customer base slows down major changes significantly.

And finally the application architecture imposes restrictions - I suspect you would find it quite weird.  

> But let's not allow common sense and truth interfere with "good"
> marketing...

Of course not, why would anyone do that?


ms fnd in a lbry
Received on Fri Jan 06 2012 - 12:00:28 CST

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