Principles of Data Management

Facilitating information sharing

By (author) Keith Gordon

Publication date: 18 Nov 2013

Data is a valuable corporate asset and its effective management can be vital to an organisation’s success. This professional guide covers all the key areas of data management, including database development and corporate data modelling. It is business-focused, providing the knowledge and techniques required to successfully implement the data management function. This new edition covers web technology and its relation to databases and includes material on the management of master data.
Keith Gordon is an independent consultant and trainer specialising in data management issues. He has spent over 50 years in technical, education and training environments as an engineer, computer consultant, business analyst, education and training manager. He was also an associate lecturer with the Open University for 10 years.

Dimensions: 244x170mm

Print ISBN-13: 9781780171845

Ebook ISBN-13: 9781780171869

276 pages

List of figures and tables xi

Author xiv

Foreword to the first edition xv

Glossary xvii

Preface xxii

Introduction xxv

PART 1: PRELIMINARIES

1. DATA AND THE ENTERPRISE

2. DATABASE DEVELOPMENT

3. WHAT IS DATA MANAGEMENT?

PART 2: DATA ADMINISTRATION

4. CORPORATE DATA MODELLING

5. DATA DEFINITION AND NAMING

6. METADATA

7. DATA QUALITY

8. DATA ACCESSIBILITY

9. MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT

PART 3: DATABASE AND REPOSITORY ADMINISTRATION

10. DATABASE ADMINISTRATION

11. REPOSITORY ADMINISTRATION

PART 4: THE DATA MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENT

12. THE USE OF PACKAGED APPLICATION SOFTWARE

13. DISTRIBUTED DATA AND DATABASES

14. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

15. OBJECT ORIENTATION

16. MULTIMEDIA

17. WEB TECHNOLOGY

APPENDICES

Index

A vital book for all IS professionals (from business analysts to web developers) who need to understand the effective management of that critical resource, information.

Tony Jenkins
Past Chair, BCS Data Management Specialist Group

I've used and recommended the first edition of Keith's comprehensive text for several years. I've found that both practitioners and students are able to easily make use of these important concepts. I'm very pleased with the expanded and updated treatments in the second edition.

Peter Aiken PhD
Data Blueprint/VCU

Keith Gordon has done an excellent job of laying out the full set of dimensions to be addressed for the effective management of an organization's information.

David Hay
Essential Strategies, Inc.

This book provides a great introduction for anyone involved in data management, or requiring an appreciation of what it is and why it is so important.

Mehmet Hurer