Accession Number : ADA333500

Title :   Intranet for the Systems Management Department

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Loewen, Edward D. ; Lunn, Robert H.

PDF Url : ADA333500

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : The objective of this thesis is to describe in detail the reasoning and development of an Intranet based decision support system. This thesis is intended to show how World Wide Web technologies can be used to develop a prototype Intranet that can provide access to information for faculty, students and staff members via a World Wide Web browser. It provides more open communication in the Department of Systems Management, quicker and more consistent information flows (service) to the faculty and staff, and reduced time spent on the handling of repetitive and often simple information exchanges. The decision support function is supported by a database which is an information clearinghouse, providing all personnel with 24- hour access. Personnel are empowered by information availability and are likely to be more proactive. A prototype has been developed to demonstrate the concept and to demonstrate the validity of rapid prototyping as a means of validating the effectiveness of the modified Intranet development methodology. The prototype is located at HTTP://131.120.41.236.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, DATA BASES, METHODOLOGY, GLOBAL, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, THESES, SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE