‘Database’ is now common terminology. However, it means different things to different people. The lay-user is prone to ascribe the term to all data in the organisation, whilst the information systems specialist sees database in a technical light. This chapter develops such a technical view. Yet the lay view has conceptual value, conceiving the database as the structural foundation of management information systems, emphasising data as the bedrock and raw material of information, recognising the importance of data availability and reliability.
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