In a perfect world, the contents of this section belong at the end of the article, as part of a conclusion. But a key theme to this article is that there is a lot of unintentional imperfection in the world and one of those imperfections is a tendency for some to draw conclusions early, so I will start with the end and see if we can meet in the middle.
There will be people that strongly disagree with this article. There will be others that share the sense of epiphany I experienced formulating the outline, and probably more than a few who will have come to the same conclusion before this article was written.
For everyone else, I ask that you look at your own enterprise and decide for yourself if the architectural decisions that drive your IT solution are based on corporate culture more than the best way of providing business value.
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