Hi Friends,
                                              Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.
                                                  There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"
                                       With regards,
                                       Hemen Parekh
                                       27 June 2013

Monday, 6 January 2003


 Enclosed find a conceptual framework. It is by no means "comprehensive". I am sure you can improve this.
What made me draw - up this pyramid? what "triggered" it?
I thought of this when you told me that before consultants can re - start using debugged OES, they would need to  enter, all over again COMPANY MASTER/ LEGAL MASTER. This is a colossal Waste of time/ energy - but, perhaps, cannot be avoided, at this stage.
Q -
What can we / must we do NOW, to ensure that history does NOT repeat, in case of all of our applications? Not matter how many "revisions/ debugging" these applications may have to undergo?
Possible Answer?
MASTERS/ DATABASES/ SOFTWARE TOOLS must not be an integral - part of ANY application. These must be stand along / isolated. Any user/ user - group should be able to use any application any time. and any way (LAN/WAN/Dedicated Line/ VPN/Wireless devices etc. etc), without having to meddle with
    . Masters
    . Databases
    . Software Tools
All of which must independently work in the background.
No user should be able to add/ edit/ modify/ delete, any Masters/ Databases/ Tools.
Our Data/ Network SECURITY SYSTEM, Should only define, Who (user/ user group) can access & use, what/ which application & how (local/ remote etc). And it must keep a log of every use by every user (transactions/ mouse - clicks / key strokes).
 "MASTERS" will flow to databases/ software Tools & Applications but independently "reside" somewhere else - beyond every user's "REACH" ! only DBA can touch them.
 Perhaps, we can allow 3P's own employees to be able to "see/ view" these MASTERS and suggest additions/ detections/ modifications to DBA, only who has "access" to the masters.
When a "Developer" designs a new application/ software tool/ database, he should not have to worry/ think about the MASTERS.
 And obviously, a MASTER remains a MASTER, irrespective of the application!
 You cannot have "separate" Company - Masters for
    . Member Database
    . Non Member Database
    . Module 1
    . OES
    . Compiler
    . Manhattan
    . Jaws
    . Web service    etc.
cc: Raju - Sri Ram - Nirmit
cc: Kartavya - Inder - Reena
cc: Deepa - Reji - Vikram – Sunitha


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