APPENDIX ITECHNIQUES AND SKILLS FOR DATA MANAGEMENT

TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS FOR DATA ADMINISTRATION

Data administration is often situated in a highly technical environment. Data administrators need to be able to communicate with skilled IT or IS technicians but they also need to be able to communicate with business-oriented managers and end-users. The ideal data administrator should have knowledge, experience and expertise in a variety of areas relating both to the organisation and to the IT or IS environment. The skills that are required by a data administrator are shown in Figure I.1.

Figure I.1 The data administration skill set

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