Auditing Data Warehouses

Auditing Data Warehouses

Jose A. Rodero (Murcia University, Spain) and Mario Piattini (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 39
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-75-9.ch005
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The need to have a separate database in order to support the decision process was first recognized at the beginning of the 1970s (Sprague and Watson, 1996). Although the term "data warehouse" was not coined until the late 1980s by Bill Inmon, by 1985 big companies of telecommunications and banks began to build systems whose function was to provide managers with horizontal and global information on the organization (Watson et al., 1992). These systems were named EIS (Executive Information Systems) and constitute one of main precursors of data warehouses. The main purpose of the EIS was to support managers in learning about the organization, including the study of the main processes and the interactions with the exterior. It is demonstrated that its use enhances the decision process, providing an improvement in the managerial results. (Vandenbosch and Huff, 1992).

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Mario Piattini
Chapter 1
Rafael Rodriguez
The challenge of information system auditing, as it is known nowadays, is a consequence of a most important current trend, namely the change from an... Sample PDF
Basic Concepts of Information Systems Auditing
Chapter 2
Jane Fedorowicz, Ulric J. Gelinas
In 1996, the Information Systems Audit and Control Foundation (ISACF) published Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)1.... Sample PDF
Adoption and Usage Patterns of a Framework for IT Control and Audit
Chapter 3
ICT Security Auditing  (pages 38-66)
Arturo Ribagorda, Jose M. Sierra
There is no doubt about the essential role that information plays in current society. Furthermore, it looks certain that this role will be more... Sample PDF
ICT Security Auditing
Chapter 4
Francisco Ruiz, Mario Piattini, Macario Polo, Coral Calero
Whereas hardware technology has been developed with considerable speed, software technology has suffered from a historical delay in the elaboration... Sample PDF
Audit of Software Maintenance Process
Chapter 5
Auditing Data Warehouses  (pages 109-147)
Jose A. Rodero, Mario Piattini
The need to have a separate database in order to support the decision process was first recognized at the beginning of the 1970s (Sprague and... Sample PDF
Auditing Data Warehouses
Chapter 6
Miguel Angel Davara
According to Professor Davara1, we could state that the information technology (i.e., the science of the automatic treatment of information)... Sample PDF
Information Technology Audit: Legal Aspects
Chapter 7
Juan Garbajosa, Pedro Pablo Alarcon
Data has become one of the most valuable assets in corporations as a result of information technology evolution. To run businesses satisfactorily... Sample PDF
Framing Database Audit of ISO/IEC 12207 Software Life Cycle Processes
Chapter 8
Bart van Lodensteijn
One of the objectives of a chapter or book title can be the subject, or it can unveil the opposite: the title is the subject of its own objectives... Sample PDF
Auditing Quality is Quality Auditing
Chapter 9
Jose Luis Lucero
All the processes carried out in most organizations are liable to be audited so that they allow more confidence in the organization itself and/or in... Sample PDF
Function Point Metric Auditing
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