How Users Information is GatheredEdit

This wiki will explore how user Information is gathered through a process of storage and retrieval. This method makes databases easy to understand and realize how data movement works.

Storage and RetrievalEdit

An information storage and retrieval system is a network with a built-in user interface that facilitates the creation, searching, and modification of stored data. A significant difference between an information storage and retrieval system and a database management system ( DBMS ) is the fact that an storage and retrieval system is intended for general public use, while a DBMS is likely to be proprietary, with access privileges restricted to authorized entities. In addition, a storage and retrieval system, having no centralized management, is more simple and less well-organized than a DBMS.

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Efficiency Edit

A very small business may choose to institute a manual system, but the importance of electronic information storage and retrieval systems lie in the fact that electronic systems reduce storage space requirements and decrease equipment and labor costs. In contrast, a manual system requires budgetary allotments for storage space, filing equipment and administrative expenses to maintain an organized filing system. Additionally, it can be significantly easier to provide and monitor internal controls designed to deter fraud, waste and abuse as well as ensure the business is complying with information privacy requirements with an electronic system. A good information storage and retrieval system, including an effective indexing system, not only decreases the chances information will be misfiled but also speeds up the storing and retrieval of information. The resulting time-saving benefit increases office efficiency and productivity while decreasing stress and anxiety.

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