Monday, June 29, 2009

Why would I want to access the data warehouse when I have a mainframe computing system?

Your computing system is set up to handle subject specific day to day business and transaction processing, such as payroll or course registration. The reports created in this type of system are specific to the subject matter. The benefits to putting your data into the data warehouse include:
 Merging subject specific data together to create information
 Standardizing data across the University
 Improving turnaround time for reporting
 Lowering costs because you can produce your own reports instead of costly, centrally printed and distributed mainframe reports
 Sharing data or allowing others to easily access your data will free staff from the tasks of extracting data and reporting for other departments or colleges

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