Data Base Administration

  • Jay-Louise Weldon

Part of the Applications of Modern Technology in Business book series (AMTB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Organization of Data Base Administration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Data Base Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
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  4. Data Base Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
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  5. Data Base Operation and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
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  6. Managing the User Interface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
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  7. Case Histories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 213-250

About this book


In modem organizations, data has been added to the classical economic assets of land, labor, and capital. Data on company products, finances, and operations are gathered into data bases that are used to support management reporting and decision making. Effective use of these data bases requires control over their design and development and coordination among the various users. The exercise of these management functions is called data base administration (DBA). DBA is an evolutionary area. In many organizations, it was formed as a response to the problems created by the installation of sophisticated systems for data base management. As a result, the practice of DBA has been strongly influ­ enced by its technological and organizational environment. The size, organiza­ tional position, staffing, and defined role of DBA vary from firm to firm. How­ ever, certain fundamental tasks and responsibilities are, or should be, recognized as the province of DBA. To date, literature on the DBA function is sparse. Most texts on data base management systems (Date, 1975; Kroenke, 1977; Martin, 1978; Sprowls, 1976; Tsichritzis and Lochovsky, 1977)* discuss DBA as one aspect of that technology.


Access Base DBMS coordination data security decision making design form functions organization performance privacy reporting technology user interface

Authors and affiliations

  • Jay-Louise Weldon
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  1. 1.Graduate School of Business AdministrationNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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