The chapters in this volume explore cutting-edge research being conducted on emerging information technologies. All of the technologies are well known; this book's unique contribution is its explanation of the application and relevance for managers, consultants, and decision makers. The ultimate purpose of Emerging Information Technologies is to enable its readers - managers, consultants, scholars, and researchers - to build bridges from technological emergence to the technological sublime. In-depth topics include * Recommendation Systems * Hypermedia/Hypertext * Data Warehousing * Artificial Intelligence (AI) * Group Support Systems (GSS) * Executive Information Systems (EIS) * Virtual Teams * Information Delivery Systems (IDS) * E-Commerce * Client Server Systems * Knowledge Work Productivity

Data Warehousing: Three Major Applications and their Significance

Data Warehousing: Three Major Applications and their Significance

Data warehousing: Three major applications and their significance

Data warehousing is a major computer development of the 1990s that has changed the way information is obtained for decision support and other business functions performed in industry. Data warehouses are databases that provide decision makers with clean, consistent, and relevant data. Clean refers to the idea that the data are correct. Consistency results in there being only one version of the data. Relevant implies that data are organized so that they can be used to answer questions at the tactical and strategic level at which managers work, rather than at the transaction level used for operational and accounting purposes.

The invention of the data warehouse made it possible to create ...

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