What we used to call a large database now fits on a thumb drive, but the challenge continues. Along the way we also learned that having good, usable systems to assure the integrity of the data you store is a worthwhile goal. We discovered this using the "Garbage In = Garbage Out" rule of information systems. Likewise, we discovered that the job is not done when the initial software is deployed. Customers need supprt to address real world issues like employee turnover, or changes to regulations.
Today IQE provides full life cycle support for not only systems that we've produced, but for systems that use the technologies we understand, regarless of thier origin. We understand that our customers don't want to be technology experts but need that tech to perform. We choose to slay those technology dragons, so our customers can concentrate on serving their customers.
There's a lot that goes into making good software and supporting complex systems. Everytime I think my years of experience have prepared me for the next challenge I find that I learn something new for the next one.