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Introduction to Management Information Systems Lecture 5: Databases and Content Management Nilesh Saraf Faculty of Business Administration Simon Fraser University 1 / 53 Agenda I Feedback I Disruptive/sustaining technologies I Chapter 4 questions? I Content Management (chapter 5) I New links on del.icio.us/nsaraf/bus237 3 / 53 This Could Happen to You I A manager selected Moveable Type application program for the blog I Needs database program to store blog I Consultant suggested MySQL I Network standardized on Oracle I may not be able to run Moveable Type I will require revision of labor estimates I IT resists installing MySQL 6 / 53 Learning Objectives 1. What is content? 2. How can content be organized? 3. What is the purpose of a database? 4. What does a database contain? 5. What is a DBMS, and what does it do? 6. What is a database application? 7. What is the difference between an enterprise and a personal DBMS? 7 / 53 Quotes I A man with one watch always knows what time it is, a man with two watches is never sure. (Mark Twain) I As a rule. ..he who has the most information will have the greatest success in life. (Benjamin Disraeli) I All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value. (Carl Sagan) I Education is knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it’s knowing how to use the information you get.(William Feather) I I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world. (Margaret Mead) I In the information age, you don’t teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he’d have a talk show. (Timothy Leary) 8 / 53 Quotes I In the information society, nobody thinks. We expect to banish paper, but we actually banish thought. (Michael Crichton) I Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience. (Clarence Day) I Nothing happens quite by chance. It’s a question of accretion of information and experience. (Jonas Salk) I That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding. - Edward Abbey I True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information. (Winston Churchill) I Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information. (T.S.Eliot) 9 / 53
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Schools must do far more than teach children ’how to learn’ and ’how to look things up;’they must teach them what knowledge has most value, how to use that knowledge, how to organize what they know, how to understand the relationship between past and present,how to tell the difference between accurate information and propaganda, and how to turn information into understanding - Diane Ravitch 10 / 53 What is content? I
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