The World Of Data Bases
Results of a survey of financial professionals concerning data base usage are presented. The survey was conducted by 'Institutional Investor' and a market research firm. Both questionnaires and follow-up interviews were used. Eight user groups were surveyed: securities analysts, portfolio managers, pension officers, investment bankers, retail brokers, chief financial officers, treasurers, and risk managers. Survey results indicate that on-line data bases are an essential support tool for respondents. Accuracy is considered the most important data base attribute. Many users cite such data base limitations as poor instruction manuals and ineffective command structures. Tables present survey highlights, most used data bases and the top data base choices of the eight user groups.
Publication Name: Institutional Investor
Protecting your PC data
There are several things that managers can do to protect valuable data stored on personal computers. The usual causes of data loss are hardware problems, software problems, improper procedures, and malicious destruction and theft. Managers can protect data by: saving data frequently; copying data on several backup disks; and being aware of possible disk reading problems. Other techniques for protecting data include: becoming very familiar with all software; following procedures carefully; and using passwords for data access.
Publication Name: Business
Chrysler Cuts Software Deal with Control Data
Chrysler and Control Data plan to jointly develop computer aided design (CAD) software. Chrysler plans to use the new software in its vehicle design and development programs. Control Data plans to market the software through its computer product and service operations.
Publication Name: Business Marketing
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