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Posts published in October 2017

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…

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,…

Mitigating Risks with Software Development Outsourcing

In the Oxford Dictionary the term “outsourcing” is simply defined as obtaining goods or services by contract from an outside supplier (OxfordDictionaries.com, n.d.).   When it comes to software development, the same is true, with many companies opting to use economically cheaper labour to extend or swap out their workforce…