IT 205 Week 3 Individual Assignment Essay

900 Words Oct 14th, 2014 4 Pages
Latoya Starks
Week 2: Enterprise Applications Paper

Enterprise Applications Paper
Question 1: Describe two effects of database tools and technologies on business performance and decision making. Database tools and technologies affected the business processes and decision making by a great extent. The most important benefit of the database is to change unstructured information into structured information, and allow users to analysis the data stored into different tables with the help of queries. Before database, all the information used to stored into paper and other unstructured computer programs, due to which getting required information process was very slow. Due to database, all the
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Provide an example of a situation that would be best suited for each type of system. In a business the information is stored into structured form, semi-structured, and unstructured form. The enterprise wide knowledge management systems deal with all three types of knowledge. These enterprise management systems used to collect, store, distribute, and summarize digital content. It is easy to manage structured information but handling semi-structure and unstructured information which accounts nearly 80 percent of enterprise information. The biggest problem with handling semi-structured information is to classify information, and organize it. Enterprise wide knowledge management tools consist enterprise content management system, knowledge management system, and learning management systems etc. Open Text, EMC Documentum, IBM, and Oracle are main vendors for enterprise content management. Livelink, Filenet, CRM, Documentum, and SharePoint etc. are main enterprise content management tool. Open tect Livelink tool is one of the leading ECM tool in the world. I had a chance to get a basic training (from my friend) on this. The system is very vast, the main task of this tool is to organize documents and users at the same time. It divides all documents into different folders and sub folders, at the same time all users into different groups. The different groups have different level of accesses on each folder due to which the members

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