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database

a COMPUTER software package which enables data to be created and stored, to be retrieved and analysed later. Databases can, for example, store names and addresses of potential or past customers which can be used to produce mailing lists for SALES PROMOTIONS.
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The commercial information industryhad few clues on whether or how the federal government intended to implement NSDD-145 until high-level national security officials began making the rounds and talking to owners of some of the nation's biggest commercial data bases last year.
Relational data bases, which I recommend for purchase, are more versatile and easier to modify.
Having an activity history, the companies collect more and more data bases regarding the business flows and commercial transactions.
His system already contains a full Manhattan building data base that runs generally from the 100 blocks to the Battery in Manhattan.
"The development of design property data bases," Twarog said, "is the beginning information required for much needed design manuals."
A northern California maker of window coverings lost nearly $5 million when its much-heralded client/server system crashed and took the entire accounts receivable data base with it.
Data bases -- are they just for use in the realm of computer programmers?
While working on the liability data base and discussing their litigation experiences, IWMA members noticed that the same expert witnesses frequently would testify in plaintiffs' favor.
Whereas the cost of hardware and software for on-line searching has dropped, the cost for searching the data bases in most cases has risen.
Corporate tax departments have for some years benefited from computer-assisted techniques for accessing vast mainframe data bases through a modem.(4) Vendors and their products include Mead Data's LEXIS, Prentice-Hall's PHINet, and West Publishing's WESTLAW, as well as the recently released Commerce Clearing House ACCESS.
This possibility threatens the security of many information collections now residing in computer data bases.
All the information necessary for finalizing the clamping mechanisms designing must be included in some data bases which have to be accessed in a certain order.