Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Challenge that secret knowledge

"Businesses reviewing their data management system need to be clear on the meaning of abstraction before agreeing to its use.
An industry expert has explained that abstraction can be a vital tool in creating an efficient data management model, however, as it can cover three concepts, it is crucial that the whole team understands how it is to be used avoid confusion.
Malcolm Chisholm, author of How to Build a Business Rules Engine; Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases, said 
"A deeper problem is that many of the smart people who use abstraction do so in a way that implies they have secret knowledge that is going to make data management a lot easier. They should be challenged on this because, depending on requirements, abstraction can create problems as well as solve them." Thanks to Lucy Hill http://bit.ly/ic1fxF

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