Databases in My Organization

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Databases in My Organization CIS319: Computers and Information Systems

Abstract Databases have been in use since the early days of computing programs. An Information Technology services company, such as Getronics, not only utilizes databases for information and record management, it earns revenue by providing database management services. Getronics uses Microsoft SQL Server 2000 as its database software. The clients that contract Getronics for Information Technology services rely and depend on the accuracy and currency of the database information that is stored. Databases will continue to exist and expand as more companies become more of aware of the importance of record and data management. Databases have been in use
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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is legislation enacted in response to the high-profile Enron and WorldCom financial scandals to protect shareholders and the general public from accounting errors and fraudulent practices in the enterprise. (www.whatis.com) Sarbanes-Oxley does not enforce business policies or procedures for record keeping. However, it defines which records should be stored and for what length of time. The Act states that all records must be stored for no less than five years. Businesses are being tasked to review their record management practices and identify improvements that comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Businesses are managing their business policies and procedures by utilizing database software to comply with the three rules stated in the law. Like all businesses, Getronics can improve how it utilizes databases and related technology. For instance, the less is more theory could apply when describing the number of databases that store employee information. There is a human resources database, a phone database, network database, an incident management system database, and many more. If these databases could be consolidated and linked then management of the systems could be reduced.
Getronics has a many databases servers. If
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