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Marco Henry BUS 330 – Info MGMT Chapter 6 Discussion Qs 03/30/17 CHAPTER 6 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS .           It has been said that you do not need database management software to  create a database environment. Discuss. Just because you see the word “data”, does not necessarily mean it must be in electronic form. A database is essentially a way for a company to collect information in metric form, and then organize the information to service a wide variety of applications in a business. It is not required that a company store their data in a DBMS and in fact, there are certain industries (like hospitals) that still prefer to keep a majority of their data in written or physical form for security reasons. DBMS is a tool that can make it more convenient to manage and store data, but it is not the only way. However, by using DBMS you can reduce program-data dependence along with program development and maintenance costs.
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