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Running head: BIRCHWOOD LANE SCHOOLS DBMS PROPOSAL1Birchwood Lane Schools DBMSDatabase Proposal and Implementation PlanGermaine E. FahieSouthern New Hampshire University
BIRCHWOOD LANE SCHOOLS DBMS PROPOSAL2BackgroundBirchwood Lane Schools needs assistance to meet state and federal requirements forschools, which includes an application system that records all student, course, and instructor dataelectronically. As such, they wish to implement an electronic database through which theywould better suited to create, amend, and display the educational information of their studentbody. At present, physical files are being utilized, but while the traditional method has beenknown for its advantages, there are many disadvantages that can prove why it is required thata comprehensive DBMS model is created to ensure that all the required information iscaptured.Introduction – PurposeA database is basically an electronic collection ofinformationthat is organized in such away so that it can be easily accessed, managed and updated. It serves as a means of minimizingclutter while increasing efficiency in executing administrative as well as managerial functions.However, adatabase management system(DBMS) is a type of software that allows you todefine, manipulate, retrieve and manage the data that is being stored within a database. Byutilizing a database management system, it would allow for Birchwood Lane Schools to bettermanage their data as they would then have full control over the information that would bestored. There are multiple benefits that the schools would experience once such a system isimplemented, some of which are the following:Data Sharing Would Be Improved - As indicated before, a proper databasemanagement system would help in gaining better access to data as well as bettermanagement of the data.
BIRCHWOOD LANE SCHOOLS DBMS PROPOSAL3An Improvement in Data Security - The risks of data security breaches areminimized, and the school’s data would be used properly because a better frameworkwould be provided for enforcing the data privacy and security policies.Better Access to Data - Since management systems help in getting quick solutions todatabase queries, data access would be faster and more accurate. End users (studentsand parents) would have enhanced access to the data, which would be tailoredspecifically to address any concerns they may have about the performance of theirchild/children.Quick Decision Making - Since the data would be better managed and its access thenimproved, the quality information generated would allow for faster decisions to bemade regarding each student as their information would be but a click away.Implementing a database would mean that the faculty and staff would then have almostinstantaneous access to information. They would be able to edit information fields directlysince the information would be stored digitally, and a simple search would help them to avoidthe duplication of files.