Over the years, data management has grown to include greater portions of requirements analysis and modeling. We realized that good results could not be achieved by simply implementing databases; we also had to understand system data specifications as well as demonstrate our understanding using specialized modeling tools.

Further growth has occurred in the areas of enterprise-wide data coordination, integration, stewardship and use. The focus has evolved from how to best design a database for an application to how to design data structures and organizations to effectively use data in implementing organizational strategy.

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