Surely we must be able to simplify this!?! Let’s make this the master system... Architect Why don’t 1 we just Architect How 2 about them both Architect 3 sync the databases every Doesn’t matter, my idea is better. STOP being the master? so often? OMG ... why is this so hard!?! System No, let’s A make this the A bespoke system master system... That’s ****, we’re doing it this way. Surely this is a messaging solution? But how do we join data? We can’t do that, we have a network policy preventing it. System B A commercial, off-the-shelf product No, the vendor won’t do I’m sure they Let’s support make a this the It’s just never going to that. web services interface. master system... work that way!