Are today’s economics of software projects and support inevitable? No.
They are a product of the fact that the industry has collectively chosen the application-centric route to implementing new functionality. When every business problem calls for a new application and every new application comes with its own database, what you really get is runaway complexity. Many clients have thousands of applications. But it isn’t inevitable. A few firms have shown the way out: data-centric development.
In this ground-breaking interview with Business Rules Community, Dave McComb explains what being ‘data-centric’ is about and how it can be made to work.