Database Systems Concepts

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Book Title: Database Systems Concepts
Title: Major Project Proposal
Student Name: Fouad Khoury
Student Number: 174833
Course Title: CS441
Date: 6th of March 2011

Project Name: Workplace Integrated Facility Management Solution (WIFMS) Summary
Facilities and physical infrastructure management is a critical business function.  Comprising 25 to 50 percent of a company’s fixed assets and operating costs, facilities and infrastructure are significant resources that must be efficiently managed in order for a business to succeed in a globally competitive market. The WIFMS application activities provide directed, best-practice methods for handling the complete range of facilities and infrastructure functions.  These applications run within a unique environment that fuses database, CAD, spreadsheet, Web, document management, and workflow features into a cohesive whole. The entire application suite is wholly integrated, driven from a data dictionary, and can be completely configured to reflect your own business processes and embed WIFMS within your corporate development environments. Users:

The WIFMS solution addresses a full range of facilities and infrastructure issues. For example, the following are just a few examples of how an organization's employees, as well as outside personnel, interact with the WIFMS facility and infrastructure management system: * An employee reports that their office is too hot.

* A telecommuter requests a cubicle for days when he works in the office. * A department manager is internally billed for the space that their employees occupy, and realizes that space can be consolidated. * A first responder accesses floor plan drawings that outline HAZMAT areas when responding to a building emergency. * A visitor the building uses a self-service kiosk in the building lobby to locate the party with which they have an appointment. * A lease administrator highlights on floor plan drawings all the leases expiring within...
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