What is a Database?
In its simplest form, a database is a virtual room with lots of filing cabinets… These filing cabinets are called data tables, and that is where all the data is stored. Though many people think databases are huge and take up space, it’s quite the opposite. Using a database will allow you to store more information but take up lots less space.
Why use a Database?
In conventional formats, data files are heavy! they make systems run slow and clog servers up! Moving to a database can help streamline input, access, processing, and security of information. One of the things we always preach is team communication, and one of the biggest issues companies face is ensuring everyone has the same data. From raising efficiencies to more accurate metrics, databases have a multitude of benefits to bring to your business.
What is the Importance of Database Management?
As any database administrator will tell you, data is relational – or the majority of operational data is. This means that from one table to another, we can always connect a piece of information in some way. More intricate and refined reporting and can be produced to help companies find trends they didn’t know were there or understand their products and processes better. Managing data through a database enables management teams to have a full business overview as databases contain large amounts of data about the organisation from many departments in a central location.
How Effective is Database Management?
Databases have been in development since the early 1970s and have been expanding and improving ever since. Any company that uses a CRM system will have a database somewhere, where else would the data be? The real power & effectiveness comes from looking at the data and driving the business forward with analytics. It is not just about having the tool, but using it properly to create value.