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Friday, September 14, 2007

Simple vs Complex

"There is no simple and correct solution to a complex problem." - but there are always multiple simple and wrong solutions to a complex problem.

Multiple simple (wrong) solutions make up a complex mess over a period of time and actually make the final solution more complicated to work with. Eventually it will end up in multiple technologies, data duplication, lot of backed scripts and unknown programs running to accomplish the task to some extent. Manual work - not to say several spreadsheets and personal databases on the end user computers performing a business critical report generation for company's CEO after getting the data from a high end data warehouse using a best possible OLAP tools.

So, giving a through thought about the solution architecture with a strategic perspective is very essential to a consultant.
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