It wouldn’t matter what IT tool we used-whatever suited our needs and budget-because our data was stand-alone and controlled like the Borg-collective. IT cannot change the structure or meaning of the data. Resistance is futile. Companies wouldn’t have to spend millions of dollars defining and documenting their database because it would be standardized.
They would need only to define the data elements they’re interested in. A vendor developing a new IT tool wouldn’t have to modify their tool for every customer-the data routines would be standard (think Services Oriented Architecture on steroids). Wow! But how? How would be go about locking down data?