IT205 Week Nine Capstone Discussion Question
Consider your favorite concept from this course. Explain the concept as if you were teaching it to someone in an upcoming class.
My favorite thing that we studied in this course was week three of Database Analysis and I liked learning how they have used changes in technology to let them reach their business's full growth potential.
Databases are a key and important part of information systems. If information cannot be stored in a logical and sensible way, it is very hard for users to get access to the saved information that they need. A database can store information on people, places, or things. A business's database can help them operate and reach their goals. Large businesses like corporations and tiny mom-and-pop operations can use databases to keep track of their transactions, track their inventory, manage employees, and reach an intimacy with their suppliers and customers. A database management system is used to organize these databases (Laudon & Laudon, 2008).
Good management systems analyze the stored data, and give complex information on how the businesses can develop and expand itself. An organization can ideally use this information to achieve its top performance, tell management how to make decisions, and, when necessary, help the company fulfill its reporting requirements to government departments, senior executives and management, banks, stockholders, and the rest of the general public (Laudon & Laudon, 2008).
In our reading in Laudon & Laudon (2008) I found one statement that I think is most important about databases. They say that: “databases can be said to hold the foundations of business today, and that most businesses would fail should their databases cease to exist.”
How would you present the topic?
A few times, during the last eight weeks of this class, we used the style format in the Tool-wire Lab Scenarios, and I would probably use this format again. I liked...