Most modern day organizations have a need to record data relevant to their everyday activities and many choose to organise and store some of this information in an electronic database. Database Systems provides an essential introduction to modern database technology and the development of database systems. This new edition has been fully updated to include new developments in the field, and features new chapters on: e business, database development process, requirements for databases, and distributed processing. In addition, a wealth of new examples and exercises have been added to each chapter to make the book more practically useful to students, and full lecturer support will be available online.
PAUL BEYNON-DAVIES is currently Reader in Information Systems at the European Business Management School, University of Wales, Swansea. He is the author of a number of student textbooks including Information Systems and Information Systems Development both published by Palgrave Macmillan.