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Advantages and Disadvantages

From the file-card box to the database

Management and storage of data has changed a great deal over the years - from the file-card box, via the first (file based) digital version, to the modern database systems. The first part of this unit deals with file based systems in comparison to database systems. Afterwards, the advantages and disadvantages of database systems are discussed.

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