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- Sep 28, 1999
Is it good enough or should companies be using something else?
Same here, I built this db 15 years ago and now its converted to SQL. It was a good run, had alot of good help here. Now with only a few months left before I retire, it was fun.I believe it's good for small business. For larger companies, it can be problematic. It doesn't have the security that a lot of companies require. My company began phasing it out years ago. We still have some live access databases, but not many. Most have been converted to SQL Server.
To pick up on this , when , a life time ago, I was responsible for the implementation of security on our main frames (RACF for those who want to know), our mantra was that you cannot blame a guy for doing what he can, we have to ensure that he can only do what he should.?..... you will never keep an honest person out we can limit their temptation.
Unfortunately that kind of argument doesn't get you far when it comes to an organization's legal (and moral) obligations to protect its systems and data. Prosecutor: "Did you follow industry best practices and take all reasonable steps to protect customers, employees and shareholders against information security risks?", Defendant: (shrug) "The crooks are going to steal our data anyway, so why bother?", Prosecutor: "I rest my case".It just read funny but of course you are correct, the lock is to keep the honest guy honest, the thief is coming in no matter what!