"I need certainty in IT project costs. We cannot have these constant overruns in cost and time."

We capture all the data that is "of interest", in DSI records. Then we support the analysis of this data in ways that are useful - now or in the future. We never close doors, we leave all options open.

"We need effective Business Intelligence from our systems. Our past investments in MRP systems have failed to deliver the benefits promised."

DSI records capture every event that is of interest. These records can be analyzed in every way imaginable, at any time. So your BI goals can always be met. When the data is captured, nothing about its analysis is presumed. No doors are ever closed.

"We have Legacy systems that are hard to maintain and impossible to re-engineer."

You can re-engineer a Legacy System by tracking its inputs and outputs with a DSI system. When the outputs always concur, then you can retire the Legacy.

"What is new about your paradigm?"

Nothing. It's all old, from the early days of computing. Except that today we have copious and very affordable resources available to use.

"IT systems are a major competitive driver for our business. But they are too costly."

Development of a DSI system can be very economical, and fast. And flexible.

"IT projects sometimes fail to deliver, or are canceled. How does your system differ in this risk?"

The DSI project will proceed methodically. DSI records are defined to capture all that is of interest. Then the LBs are defined and specified, and built to order. Then tested and installed. There is steady progress, and constant Deliverables. What's to fail?

"Your system stores data that nobody needs. This is a wasteful extravagance, and foolish."

Hardware resources are nearly infinite and nearly free. This redefines "waste". What is not useful today may be critical tomorrow.

"My company sends invoices for electric energy and sometimes the amount charged is outlandish. I need a “sanity check” that is independent from all other systems, to check and approve each invoice before it is printed and mailed."

In DSI there would be a DSI record published for each invoice. Today the subscriber would be the printing department. But you could easily place a sanity check LB into this sequence. This new LB would have access to all the DSI records in the Archive, so it could certainly check that this invoice is reasonable. If not, then it would not be published to the printing dept, but instead a new DSI record would be published for the CIO's attention. Then a team would swing into action to track down the cause of the insanity.