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CCS Faculty Hold IT Topic Reporting

Ms. Mitzi S. Fortich

The College of Computer Studies faculty members had their second batch of IT topic reporting last July 4, 2013. The activity is done periodically to promote sharing of knowledge among faculty members on trends and the latest news and technologies in Information Technology.

Mrs. Maria Celia Ligason shared about Collective Intelligence and Copy. Collective Intelligence is a shared or group intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals. Copy is a cloud for people, friends and companies. Copy is the easiest way to store, protect and share amazing things. It keeps the computers in sync and the files available from anywhere, even on mobile devices. With Copy, one can also easily share files with anyone publicly or privately. Copy for companies extends the cloud storage and sharing benefits into corporate environments with user and group management and added control of proprietary company data.

Mr. Genes Molina introduced the topic on accessing distributed data using Federated Storage Engine. A serious challenge for today's database professional is linking together the many "data islands". This can especially be true of MySQL servers as its tremendous ease-of-use can actually cause data island problems before a DBA knows it. This problem can surface if an organization has lots of MySQL servers running that have separate but related data that occasionally must be used together as one logical database. Introduced in MySQL 5.0, the federated engine allows database administrators to create logical pointers to tables that exist on other MySQL servers and thereby link together separate data islands to form one or more logical databases. The Federated storage engine of MySQL is extremely easy to use and set up, and can quickly turn into a DBA's best friend if they have to answer customer demands to correlate data that exists on several different physical servers. With proper configurations, the federated engine of MySQL answers the need for accessing distributed data in a corporate environment without sacrificing its security.

Mr. Jay Paig demonstrated the use of styles in creating headings and table of contents and indexes in LibreOffice Writer. Styles come in handy when one is creating long documents with many sections or chapters like when writing a book, thesis or business report. Using styles consistently will allow LibreOffice to automatically create a table of contents.

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