Data and Databases

Learning Objectives

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.

Source: David Bourgeois,
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