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An information warehouse is an entity that allows end users to quickly and easily access an organization's data in a consistent way. In the view of large system vendors like IBM, the information warehouse recasts mainframe and midrange computer systems as the central repository for current and historical data, as well as predefined data sets, reports, and catalogs of data. This strategy protects high-end system technology and customers' investments. The information warehouse provides a central point where all data is collected and made available, repackaged, or redistributed to end users. This topic is covered further under "Data Warehousing."

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