Databases: Tying businesses together
The database is the software equivalent of the back office - and is still the cornerstone of any IT solution, writes Leslie Faughnan.
Who buys a database any more? Normal businesses seldom do. They buy software applications, business systems and solutions. Underpinning those systems there are databases, and clearly they could not function without the appropriate data resources that hold all of the information in a rational format so that it can be accessed whenever required.
The long-standing traditional approach to computing was that each application, or related set like office or accounts and stock, had a matching...
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