If the database is developed correctly (with a back-end and front-end and having it normalized), I see no problems. With Access 97, there are some problems with record locking (which there are things you can do to get around it). I am in charge of three database systems where I work with all three being access 97. I have had no real complaints from the users who use the systems. I feel that access works rather well here. I don't see why an IT person would think that (but then again we have some IT people here that are about as bright as a burnt out light buld
Just my 2 cents worth.
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