OMIS2000- Chapter Notes

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Unformatted text preview: omotions through marketing campaigns. 2. What kind of businesses would not benefit as much or at all from switching to Salesforce and why? Businesses that would not benefit as much or at all from switching to Salesforce would include larger firms such as IBM. IBM’s customer base includes 9000 companies that run IBM’s applications on their softwares who are likelier to choose IBM over Salesforce. This demonstrates that larger companies like IBM have the skilled resources to ensure security is current and in force and to manage their own networks and servers rather than depend on other software companies. Chapter 6: Databases and Information Management Toronto opens up its data Datasets available to public include: bicycle counts and locations, health/food inspections, fire station locations, traffic signal locations, city wards, bikeways, etc. Each dataset that is released must ensure that public privacy is not violated Citizens can also request datasets and debates can be held on forums such as datato.org 6.1 – Organizing Data in a Traditional File Environment An info system must provide info that is: (1) Accurate – free of errors (2) Timely – available to decision makers at their convenience (3) Relevant – useful and appropriate for the types of work and decisions that require it Bit – smallest unit of data a computer can handle Byte – a single character, can be a letter, a number or another symbol Field – grouping of characters into a word, a group of words, or a complete number (ex. a person’s name or their age) Record – a group of related fields (ex. student’s name, course taken, date, grades) File – a group of records of the same type...
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