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What are the disadvantages of paper-based databases?

What are the disadvantages of paper-based databases?

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A. They can be lost
B. They are hard to update or copy
C. It takes very little time to search using a paper database
D. They are expensive to keep up to date
E. They need lots of space to store them

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Asked by Adamwane, Last updated: Mar 26, 2020

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N. Kingsley

N. Kingsley, Writer, Columbus

Answered Jul 11, 2018

Out of all the statements that are mentioned for this question, only letter C is not true. Paper-based databases can immediately get lost. You may place it in a folder and then forget the folder somewhere else. When you know that the database needs to be copied, you may have to do it by hand or do it again from scratch. It is also very expensive to update the paper-based database especially if you know that there are less expensive choices that are available.

You also need to create space in order to place all of your needed paper-based databases. All of these can be avoided if technology would be embraced more. There are disadvantages to that as well but at least there are also amazing benefits that are evident for businesses.

 

Anika Nicole

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Anika Nicole, Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered Apr 30, 2018

The disadvantages of paper-based databases are as follows:

  1. They can be lost.

  2. They are hard to update or copy.

  3. These are expensive to keep up to date.

  4. They need lots of space to store them.

So, the correct answer is option A, B, D and E. In this era, 90% of the people are using computerized databases rather than using paper-based databases as there are various benefits of computerized databases.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 19, 2016

They can be lost
They are hard to update or copy
They are expensive to keep up to date
They need lots of space to store them
 

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