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raddevus wrote:
Cloud

This is the one that is causing me the most concern lately:

0: My business partner is convinced that we absolutely must move our successful desktop software 'to the cloud'...and it should be web-based. Dead | X| Why? Mostly because 'everyone else is doing it'...no concern whatsoever for the fact that this business model introduces more costs for us than it's worth. Currently, it costs me nothing for a new client to install software/setup databases and start using my software.

1: Just this morning I had a conversation with a bookkeeper for one of our customers. In the last 12 months, this customer has moved two major components (POS first, then Acct.) of their business software to cloud based systems. (not changing vendors) The guy had worked this weekend trying to get caught up and sounded exasperated and exhausted. Before the migration, when the systems/databases were hosted locally, data flowed between these (and other, including mine) systems. Specialized queries and reports had been created to fill the gaps.

Things are much different now...The biggest problem is that the cloud-based POS system was brand new and not ready for feeding data downstream. Their solution...here's a special .csv export to run on demand. Not eloquent, but whatever. Wait a minute, there seems to be some erroneous and missing data...9 months later and this guy is still working overtime to do manual entries for 60 sites because of inaccuracies....and that's just the interface to our system...he is also facing the same situation with the data interface into accounting, only much worse. Sigh | :sigh: The lesson here...not hosting your own database(s) means that you are completely at the mercy of the vendor hosting your stuff...and they don't seem to care about your silly exports!...and they don't seem to be very keen on taking outside advice on how to provide the needed data. (such as an generating xml that could be consumed directly by a client)

2: OK, the cloud does make sense in some cases, and we have been using Azure website/sql databases for about 3 years now and it's been great. As part of a weekly routine, the databases are exported from Azure and imported locally for analysis. I found out Saturday that my weekly bacpac files wouldn't import anymore using SSMS 2016, forcing me to install SSMS 2017...for no other reason, than to be able to work with the new Azure export format! I only installed SSMS 2016 for that very same reason! Sigh | :sigh: I hate being forced to upgrade when the current product is working fine, and I've gotten quite used to it! Hmmm | :|
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