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Principles of Information Systems, Ninth Edition 5-1 Chapter 5 Database Systems and Business Intelligence At a Glance Instructor’s Manual Table of Contents Overview Principles and Objectives Teaching Tips Quick Quizzes Class Discussion Topics Additional Projects Additional Resources Key Terms
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Principles of Information Systems, Ninth Edition 5-2 Chapter Overview In this chapter, you will learn about database systems and business intelligence tools that can help you make the most effective use of information. If you become a marketing manager, you can access a vast store of data on existing and potential customers from surveys, their Web habits, and their past purchases. This information can help you sell products and services. If you become a corporate lawyer, you will have access to past cases and legal opinions from sophisticated legal databases. This information can help you win cases and protect your organization legally. If you become a human resource (HR) manager, you will be able to use databases and business intelligence tools to analyze the impact of raises, employee insurance benefits, and retirement contributions on long-term costs to your company. Regardless of your field of study in school, using database systems and business intelligence tools will likely be a critical part of your job. In this chapter, you will see how you can use data mining to extract valuable information to help you succeed. This chapter starts by introducing basic concepts of database management systems. Chapter Principles and Objectives Principles Learning Objectives Data management and modeling are key aspects of organizing data and information. Define general data management concepts and terms, highlighting the advantages of the database approach to data management. Describe the relational database model and outline its basic features. A well-designed and well-managed database is an extremely valuable tool in supporting decision making. Identify the common functions performed by all database management systems, and identify popular database management systems. The number and types of database applications will continue to evolve and yield real business benefits. Identify and briefly discuss current database applications.
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Principles of Information Systems, Ninth Edition 5-3 Teaching Tips Data Management 1. Begin the discussion by explaining that in order for data to be transformed into useful information, it must first be organized in a meaningful way. The Hierarchy of Data 1. Introduce the terms character , field , record , file , and the hierarchy of data . Use Figure 5.1 to aid the discussion. Data Entities, Attributes, and Keys 1. Introduce the terms entity , attribute , data item , key , and primary key . Use Figure 5.2 to aid the discussion. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ISYS 263 taught by Professor B.homan during the Spring '09 term at S.F. State.

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