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5. Database Updates

Patrick Cimolini

(1)Montreal, Québec, Canada

The data inside a database is an extremely valuable asset when it accurately models a business. Accurate data enables an enterprise to study and learn from past performance, make today’s business decisions based on reliable real-time evidence, and step into the uncertain future based on realistic forecasts. Inaccurate data, on the other hand, is a disaster because business decisions will be made on the basis of fantasy instead of fact, which often leads to business failure.

It is clear that the prime directive of a computer system is to guarantee that the data ...

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