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Principles of Data Management - Facilitating information sharing Second edition by Keith Gordon

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3 WHAT IS DATA MANAGEMENT?

This chapter starts by looking at what can happen if data is not adequately managed. It then looks at the responsibilities of a data management function and the separate roles within that function. It finishes by looking at the benefits that data management can bring to an enterprise and the relationship between data management and enterprise architecture.

THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED WITHOUT DATA MANAGEMENT

At its simplest, data management is the management of data, information represented in a formalised manner suitable for communication, interpretation or processing. This far-reaching but simple statement implies that all aspects of the management of data, including the storage of data in a file or a database to support ...

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