Metropolitan Piano Association

Metropolitan Piano Association

Scenario: The Metropolitan Piano Association (MPA) is an organization of piano teachers in the Global Springfield area. Their purpose is to promote the education and performance of piano students of all ages through hosting a variety of live student performances and competitions. These competitions result in awards for the top performers, those who improved the most, etc. The association president Nick Rayapur has been keeping track of everything in Excel®, but he knows it is time to build a real database. It will be hosted in the cloud so that member teachers can input information from home and check event schedules. While the cloud service will be responsible for quite a few things, you are tasked with organizing the database and explaining some potential database problems to Mr. Rayapur.

Choose two of the errors listed below and research online and/or in the textbook to learn more about what they are and how they can be mitigated.

Potential errors include (1) data input without validation, (2) inconsistent naming conventions, (3) data redundancy, (4) hard deletes instead of soft deletes, (5) reaching system capacity, (6) intentional tampering, and (7) insufficient backup protection.

Your initial post is a formal business letter to your client. Make up contact information for yourself so you do not share personal information here. In your letter:

Explain each of the two potential errors: what it is, how it can happen, and how you suggest to correct it. Remember that your client is not tech-savvy, so your wording needs to be moderately simple.
Include all parts of a formal business letter as explained in the Reading PDF.
Provide just the URL(s) to your source(s) you used at the bottom of the post. If you use the textbook, just type “Textbook” and the chapter number(s).

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