Foundations of Business Intelligence

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RR Donnelley’s need to manage multiple databases and sources of data coming from acquired companies, in a situation in which the total amount of data was too large to be managed well in a single source.

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CHAPTER 6 FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: DATABASE AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT This chapter discusses the role of databases for managing a firm's data and providing the foundation for business intelligence. RR Donnelley Tries to Master Its DataRR Donnelley's need to manage multiple databases and sources of data coming from acquired companies, in a situation in which the total amount of data was too large to be managed well in a single source. In an age of non-organic corporate growth where companies grow by acquiring other companies, business firms quickly become a collection of hundreds of databases, email systems, personnel systems, accounting systems, and manufacturing systems, none of which can communicate with each other. This creates a demand for powerful, enterprise wide or firm wide databases that can bring order to the chaos. * Problem: Explosive growth created information management challenges. * Solutions: Use MDM to create an enterprise-wide set of data, preventing unnecessary data duplication. * Master data management (MDM) enables companies like R.R. Donnelley to eliminate outdated, incomplete or incorrectly formatted data. * Demonstrates IT's role in successful data management. * Illustrates digital technology's role in storing and organizing data. Organizing Data in a Traditional File Environment* File organization conceptsDatabase: Group of related filesFile: Group of records of same type Record: Group of related fieldsField: Group of characters

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