Relational Database Proprietary Extensions

Standard Query Language – or SQL for short – is a language designed for relational databases that allows end users such as developers and database administrators (DBAs) to manipulate data. Whether that be INSERT-ing, UPDATE-ing, DELETE-ing, SELECT-ing or otherwise ALTER-ing almost any amount of data; SQL provides an effective way Read more…

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The Relational Database Model

Relational databases first made an appearance in the mid 1970s, between the years 1974 and 1977 with the creation of Ingres and System R which led to the creation of MS SQL Server, Sybase, Wang’s PACE and Britton-Lee to name a few (Quickbase, n.d.). It was only until the 1980s Read more…

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A Brief Talk on Databases

Databases have been around since ancient times, when elaborate database systems were deployed by governments, hospitals and organisations to keep track of vast amounts of information; but only until around the 1960s did computerised databases start to take shape and become cost effective for private organisations to start using (Quickbase, Read more…

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Cloud Computing – The Refute

Cloud is great, but when you know what you are doing, think about alternatives (Blippex, 2013). What is Cloud? “The cloud” is a term given to pay as you go – or pay monthly – off premises computing services that provide either hosting or storage to it’s user base. These Read more…

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Biometric Technology

What is Biometric Technology? Biometric verification is any means by which a person can be uniquely identified by evaluating one or more distinguishing biological traits (Margaret Rouse, n.d.)   Such recognition usually falls into one of the main categories such as: Facial recognition Hand geometry Earlobe geometry Signature comparison Voice Read more…

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Controlling employee digital access

Organisations of all sizes have taken to controlling what their employees can access in order to conserve computing resources, keep their employees focused 100 percent on the work they were hired to do and to make sure employees performance is high and as productive as possible (Cyberoam, n.d.).   However, Read more…

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