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[BUS 237] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (156 pages long)


Department
Business Administration
Course Code
BUS 237
Professor
Zorana Svedic
Study Guide
Final

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SFU
BUS 237
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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3 SA
5 questions from each chapter
Within the box
Will chapter extensions be on the exam?
What is content?
Content is related to intellectual property
- Form of creative endeavour that can be protected through a trademark, patent,
copyright, industrial design, or integrated circuit topography
Varies by industry
Organizations may store data, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, webpages, text from
blogs and discussion boards etc.
Content Management
Content management includes:
Management of content data
- Database management systems (DBMS)
- Enables integration with multiple applications
Presentation of content
- Content management systems (CMS)
- Used to format the presentation of data to a uniform standard
Content management challenge
- Processing and storing the right content
- Getting the right content o the right person in the right format at the right time
Spreadsheets vs. Database
Spreadsheets and database keep track of things…
Spreadsheet
- Keep list involving a single important thing (i.e. concept)
oE.g. lists of mp3 songs you have
oEasy to use-direct data entry
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oPhysical location of data
Databases
- Keep multiple lists of related things (themes)
oE.g. lists of artists, albums, as well as mp3 songs
oHarder to use – require setting up structure prior to data entry
oLogical link to data (You don’t know where data is from, role or location in
the database)
Storing Content
Database = many tables and their relations
Table = many records of same info
Record = some related fields
Field = many bytes
Byte = 8 bits
Bit
Storing Data
Character: The most basic logical data element – single alphabetic, numeric or symbol – typicall
a byte
Field: Typically, a group of characters (could be one) – represents an attribute (characteristic or
quality) of an entity (object, person, or place)
Record: Related fields of data grouped together – can be either fixed length (e.g. Address) or
variable length (employment history)
Table – A group of related records – frequently classified by application (payroll file) or use
(transaction vs. master file)
Database: An integrated collection of logically related records or objects – usually shared
between applications
Bits and Bytes
With information systems, all content is stored in a digital form
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