Re: How to Move Cheaply Out of COBOL

From: Pete Dashwood (dashwo...)

Howard Brazee wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jun 2010 13:24:45 +1200, "Pete Dashwood"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> My point would be that that can only happen if you let it. Making
>> databases available is not the problem. Giving access to data is
>> fine as long as you ensure that the people given the access are
>> answerable for what they do, that you KNOW what they did (audit),
>> and that you (and they...)can UNDO what they did as quickly and
>> easily as they did it.
>
> Who is the "you" above who has the power to do the above? Someone
> on this forum?

Try substituting "one" for "who" if you feel more comfortable (it makes me
uncomfortable to use the impersonal pronoun). :-)

Yes, I have the power to do the above in my company. Sometimes that power
will be vested in a committee, sometimes in an individual, but ultimately,
someone has to be responsible.

If an IT professional realises that no-one is responsible for these things
in the organization where they work, then it would be unprofessional not to
point this out and get it addressed...

Sometimes, DBAs (good ones, at least...), absorb much of this into their
other duties.

Pete.
--
"I used to write COBOL...now I can do anything."

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How to Move Cheaply Out of COBOL... by Ubiquitous on May 21st 2010, 09:21
Re: How to Move Cheaply Out of COBOL... by Pete Dashwood on May 21st 2010, 12:39
Re: How to Move Cheaply Out of COBOL... by Joel C. Ewing on May 21st 2010, 18:27
Re: How to Move Cheaply Out of COBOL... by SkippyPB on May 22nd 2010, 16:13
Re: How to Move Cheaply Out of COBOL... by Pete Dashwood on May 23rd 2010, 16:27
Re: How to Move Cheaply Out of COBOL... by HeyBub on Jun 6th 2010, 15:53
Re: How to Move Cheaply Out of COBOL... by Pete Dashwood on Jun 6th 2010, 22:34
Re: How to Move Cheaply Out of COBOL... by HeyBub on Jun 7th 2010, 15:28
Re: How to Move Cheaply Out of COBOL... by Pete Dashwood on Jun 8th 2010, 01:24
Re: How to Move Cheaply Out of COBOL... by Howard Brazee on Jun 8th 2010, 15:40