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John Owens Discusses Data Management

Listen to John Owens introduce some of the basics of producing an information architecture for data management in this 1 minute MP3.

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Stages in Data Modeling

A newcomer to this subject asked me the question “Where do I start and what are the stages in Data Modeling?”.  Here, in brief, is the answer I gave. The first step in data modeling is data analysis.  This means gathering information that will tell you what data entities are required by the business. You then need […]

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Data Management

Data is an invaluable asset. Not only is it essential for successfully supporting current operations but it will enable you to plan the future growth and success of your enterprise. To this end Data Management is essential. Effective Data Management needs an effective Data Architecture. An effective Data Architecture can only be achieved by doing […]

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Data Models are for Wimps!

In the building industry, before a building is ever erected you will have an architect’s plan defining in full each of its facets. You would then have wiring diagrams and plumbing diagrams. Last of all a decoration and furnishing plan. All of this before a brick is laid. No builder would consider building a house […]

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What is Data Structure Modeling?

Before computerising any Business Functions it is essential to identify and model the data used or created by these Functions and its relationship to other data items (or data entities) within the business.   This is where the Data Structure Model – often referred to as an Entity Relationship Diagram or ERD – is an indispensable model. […]

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