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New Book Serves as Resource To Make Data More Efficient in Business

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New Book Serves as Resource To Make Data More Efficient in Business

As the demand for data in business and the ability to obtain, analyze, and share it grows, resources that showcase how a user can accomplish those tasks more efficiently are needed.

The book, Microsoft Access SQL Comprehensive Version 2010 (AlphaPress), by Pindaro Demertzoglou, lecturer and senior systems administrator at the Lally School of Management and Technology, was written with this purpose in mind.

“I wanted to assist students in becoming SQL experts,” said Demertzoglou. “I included a multitude of case studies and exercises on real business scenarios so students can appreciate the strengths of SQL and be competitive in the job market.” —Pindaro Demertzoglou

The book includes case studies from real-life projects and exercises and is written for the student learning Microsoft Access SQL, based on Demertzoglou’s 14 years of experience of teaching information systems and operations management. The published work is conducive to a classroom environment, but applicable to interested individuals or businesses.

“This book is a reflection of a topic that I have enjoyed immensely during my years of teaching, and is a skill in demand by business students and the marketplace,” said Demertzoglou. “The ability to retrieve, analyze, and understand data can make businesses more efficient—ideally allowing them more time to focus on other value-added activities.”

The book’s approach is comprehensive as it takes the reader from the basics of Microsoft Access SQL and develops them to the level of a skilled professional who can use databases resourcefully for real business tasks. The work can also be used by those who work with the exchange of data, conduct data mining, or do online analytical processing.

“I wanted to assist students in becoming SQL experts,” said Demertzoglou. “I included a multitude of case studies and exercises on real business scenarios so students can appreciate the strengths of SQL and be competitive in the job market.”

Demertzoglou has worked on hundreds of business databases and operational systems for the last 19 years, and continues to work with data information processing, integration, and dissemination. He has both practical and academic experience in technology management, and works with commercial and non-profit organizations. In his classes, students have the opportunity to work on real projects with small and big corporations to gain valuable experience and exposure in the business world.

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