University of Phoenix
Information System Fundamentals
December 19, 2011
This paper is designed to discuss the structure and use of a database system that is currently being used by a nationally recognized telecommunications and entertainment company. It will contain information about the specific type of database that is being used by this company. According to Webopedia, “a database is a collection of information organized in such a way that a computer program can quickly select desired pieces of data. You can think of a database as an electronic filing system” (Database, 2011). Every company has some type of database system that holds information that needs to be accessed regularly by the employees to be used to complete a task or goal. There will be some recommendations of improvements to the company procedures of the use of the described database.
Now that we are in the computer age we no longer need to use a pen and a sheet of paper to write down information that we will need to refer back to in the future. Nor will we need to use a filing system with folders and large clunky file cabinets to store company information. In today’s business world companies use databases to store company information and keep it organized. What exactly is a database? According to Webopedia, “a database is a collection of information organized in such a way that a computer program can quickly select desired pieces of data. You can think of a database as an electronic filing system” (Database, 2011). Companies in today’s business world use databases to organize various types of information for the benefit and use of its employees to complete a task. In order for computers to access the database, it will need a database application. “A database application is a computer program whose primary purpose is entering and retrieving information from a computer...