Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019)

Chapter 4: Data and Databases

Upon successful completion of this chapter, you will be able to: • Describe the differences between data, information, and knowledge; • Describe why database technology must be used for data resource management; • Define the term database and identify the steps to creating one; • Describe the role of a database management system; • Describe the characteristics of a data warehouse; and • Define data mining and describe its role in an organization.

Introduction You have already been introduced to the first two components of information systems: hardware and software. However, those two components by themselves do not make a computer useful. Imagine if you turned on a computer, started the word processor, but could not save a document. Imagine if you opened a music Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019) pg. 65

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