Modern Databases

Modern databases share one overriding trait ... they are all designed for the rapid search and retrieval of information.  Beyond this, databases come in all shapes and sizes.

Organizations typically use databases for:

  • inventory control

  • generating sales quotes

  • order entry/point of sale

  • scheduling/tracking

  • human resource management

  • analysis and assessment in an executive decision making process

In the new economy, data is an important resource.  A data manger's main objective is to provide their organization with a competitive advantage in the way they use, handle, and share data.

This ensures that the data needed to solve problems or exploit business opportunities are made available to the right people at the right time.

Obviously, the foundation of any data management scheme is the database itself.  It must be:

  • reliable

  • accurate

  • fast

  • efficient

  • complete

  • cost-effective

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