Why

Last week when Thomas was drinking coffee with Michael, one of the software developers, he told him about his nightmare he had last night:

"I dreamed I was working in an analytical laboratory, and the analytical instruments were producing tons of data. The analysts were taking these data from one tool to another and made some easy calculations. Again and again they were putting their calculated results into another tool to get further results. They were copying and pasting data from the software tools into countless spread sheets, only to copy and paste it back again. Terrible! When the instruments coughed up results, the analysts were exited. But after they had realized, that they hadn't found any proper value for any analytical database request, they were deeply disappointed. I was horrified to notice, that, after a few seconds, the analysts started their copy-and-paste-madness over again.
Drenched in sweat I woke up and had a
vision..."