Information Monitoring/Tracking System
There are several systems desired that monitor and track information.
This project involves implementing several of these systems
and trying to design a generic system that will handle many situations
that require monitoring and tracking of information.
Requested tracking systems include the following.
PC Maintenance & Tracking System
This system will assist in the maintenance, support, and
tracking of PCs in CSIS at Pace University.
It will have a web interface to a database backend.
Information is captured when a PC is reported having a problem
or needing an upgrade
(the date, PC ID, PC location, nature of problem or upgrade, etc.),
when the problem is fixed or software installed
(by whom, the nature of the problem, etc), when a PC is moved, etc.
The system will allow PC support personnel to retrieve information.
Example query results include:
- The number of PCs repaired in a given time interval.
- The top 5 problems causing PC failure with percentages.
- The number of PCs having particular software and how many
licenses of that software are currently used/unused.
- Who repaired the most PCs in a given time interval.
Dean's Communication System
The Dean's Communication System will assist the Dean in her
communications with faculty, students, and others at Pace University.
It will consist of a Web site with a database backend.
The Web site will have both an external and an internal section.
The external "Communications from the Dean" site,
will be accessible by all and the internal
one will be accessable only by those having access permission.
All communication items will be stored in the database
for tracking and for historical record keeping.
The system will allow the Dean and her staff to easily enter
communication items, and
item information can be easily retrieved by query, for example:
The internal site should also allow easy entry and access
to a list of reminders of items to handle.
- List the communication items involving President Caputo since August 2001.
- List the communication items relating to CS615.
- How many communication items were related to faculty initiatives between 1998-2000.
Case Histories of Probation Students
Ken Norz would like a system to track case histories
of probation students (actions, conversations during appointments, etc.).
Monitor/Track Room Reservations and Scheduling
Bernice Houle needs a system to monitor/track reservations
of video conferencing rooms, scheduling of computer labs,
and scheduling of student appointments.
Viable Commercial Product
Note that for those with an entrepreneurial inclination
a generic monitoring/tracking system might be a viable commercial product.