I recently conducted an unscientific poll of my clients and contacts, asking them one simple question: What database issue are you being challenged with right now?

I received over 120 responses to this question. Interestingly, the answers fell almost evenly into five broad categories:

  1. Reporting/querying – 26%
  2. Data integrity – 20%
  3. Web Integration – 20%
  4. Integration of multiple data sources – 17%
  5. Training/documentation – 16%

I wrote two articles for Association Trends on my reactions to these results, the first of which you can read here (the second is yet to be published).