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XML in Data Management by M. David Allen, Peter Aiken

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11

Expanded Data-Management Scope

Introduction

Data management has been largely focused on the data at rest problem and not on the data movement problem so well articulated by Francis Hsu (2003).. Only recently has anyone collected statistics on the movement of data and the associated costs (e.g., Zachman and IDC). It turns out that we may have been solving the wrong problem all along. If we consider DM to be only focused on management of data at rest as per our data modeling, we may be neglecting a far more important focus—how to manage data in motion, since the nature of the most important information is that it is constantly changing to reflect the business situation.

Now that we have seen the role XML plays as an enabling technology, it ...

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