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Contemporary Information System

The database administrator (DBA) is not necessarily a single individual. In a large organization, several individuals may share overall responsiblility for the DBA function. Discuss each of the following

(a) Why is the DBA function crucial to the concept of data management?
(b) What administrative responsibilities should be vested in the DBA?
(c) What responsibilities and duties should not be vested in or permitted to the DBA function?
(d) Where should the DBA function be placed in teh organizational structure of a firm?

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The database administrator (DBA) is not necessarily a single individual. In a large organization, several individuals may share overall responsibility for the DBA function. Discuss each of the following

(a) Why is the DBA function crucial to the concept of data management?
The database administrator function is crucial to the concept of data management because he is responsible for planning, development and trouble shooting database management system. In addition the database administrator functions to ensure data security and recovery control enable users to access data at the same time and in formats they need, ensure proper definition of data and that data remains consistent across the database.
(b) What administrative responsibilities should be vested in the DBA?
There are several administrative responsibilities ...

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