This archive file of BIS 245 Week 1 Discussion Question 1 Databases and Gathering Requirements shows the solutions to the following points:
1. Why are databases important to business? How do databases generate sales and-or profits? What databases do you interact with, and how do they benefit you? 2. What is meant by requirements gathering, and why is it important to clearly define the data requirements of a database before creating it? 3. Read the General Business Example on page 7 of the Frost section of the text. This page describes how to categorize data requirements from a form used by a company called Reading Fool. Turn to page 12 of the text, and pick one of the practice exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. Present your solution here. List the category first, and then put all of the data items in parentheses after the category.