To delete or not to delete

Leigh Jasper (Co-founder and CEO of Aconex) has written an interesting article discussing the perils of deleting records from collaboration based systems. Leigh talks about the integrity of the system. If you cannot be sure that a document in a control system will still exist at some point in the future, then that is a risk legally but also for business value.

I believe the same is true from a spatial and communication point of view. For example, if a user can delete a 'well' entity from a gas field, and it just vanishes from…