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    Decision-Supporting Technologies Part II

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    1. Discuss some data warehousing applications. Describe the origins of data warehousing? What are some characteristics of data warehousing? What is your experience with this information system? What are managerial considerations concerning data warehousing?

    2. To bridge the gap between the theory presented in the course materials and the real world, discuss what is meant by artificial intelligence (AI). Discuss some artificial intelligence (AI) applications. What are some predictions concerning specific applications of AI? What is your experience with AI applications?

    Exercises

    Using the list of addresses in Appendix B, browse the World Wide Web and select an article that reflects the topic of data warehousing, artificial intelligence, or "smart" technology. Discuss the content of the article, demonstrating how it relates to the topic. What type of technology was addressed in the article? What is its function and benefit or impact? Include the URL addresses to identify your sources.

    Appendix B
    www.hp.com
    www.bp.com
    www.backroads.com
    www.barclays.co.uk
    www.barnesandnoble.com
    www.bowne.com
    www.bellcore.com
    www.dell.com
    www.fedex.com
    www.microsoft.com
    www.nike.com
    www.sun.com
    www.sfnb.com
    www.sega.com
    www.platinum.com
    www.timewarner.com
    www.toyota.com
    www.travelocity.com
    www.ups.com
    www.usps.com
    www.upside.com
    www.viacom.com
    www.wsj.com

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    Decision-Supporting Technologies Part II

    Check Your Understanding

    1. Discuss some data warehousing applications. Describe the origins of data warehousing? What are some characteristics of data warehousing? What is your experience with this information system? What are managerial considerations concerning data warehousing?

    In companies, data warehousing is used for combining information at one location from different locations that are geographically dispersed. Since, the information is located at one place it can be easy to access.

    In the company where I was working, the company created a data warehouse at the head office IT department. The result was that the managers at the corporate office were able to get information regarding production, sales, accounts and HRM with ease and quickly. This made decision making very easy. The control over the line and staff processes improved and profitability went up. The Information was reliable and the managers could also get unit wise information at the touch of a button.

    Data warehousing is a technology that provides the authorized people in the organization with any level of required information within the company. It is a store of the company's electronic stored data.

    Managerial considerations are that the ...

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