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In the corporate world there are many uses for data including support for important changes that can impact the direction of a business. There is a process called Data Warehousing that has become a generally accepted approach to providing data. Examine this process and discuss why data modeling is important and what the benefits may be to the organization. Much like an atom to a cell, data constitute the most basic information units employed by a system. A single piece of data alone doesn’t hold much weight until it is molded and shaped with other data points and context. Applications are created to manage data and to help transform data into information. It may serve well to define and explain the differences between Data Warehouse and Data Modeling. Data Warehouse means a large store of data accumulated from a wide range of sources within a company and used to guide management decisions. A Data Model is used to document, define,

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