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Accounting Information Systems

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Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127

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11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127
Textbook Problem

What is data independence? Why is it important in a comparison of the application and centralized database approaches to storing data?

Summary Introduction

To explain: Data independence and its importance in comparing the application and database approaches in storing data.

Introduction:

Database management systems (DBMS):

It is computer software for creating and managing databases. The DBMS provides a way for the users to create, update, retrieve and manage the data present in the database. It also supports the administration and use of the database on different platforms.

Explanation

Data independence and its importance in comparing the application and database approaches in storing data:

Data independence signifies the data which is removed from the application programs where the data is utilized. Data is dependent upon the application program that uses it in a file management system. For instance, adding a new field in an application environment will also require that the program accessing the data is also changed...

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