Using Database Systems to Anchor Management Support Systems

  • Elvis C. Foster
  • Shripad Godbole


At the beginning of the course (section 1.1), the relevance and importance of database systems to software engineering was mentioned. At this point in the course, this nexus between the two related disciplines of computer science should be very clear to you. This chapter reinforces that understanding even more by introducing the concept of management support systems (MSSs). Next, the chapter revisits a concept that was raised in Chapter 13 (towards the end of section 13.2.3): the idea that for many software systems requiring stringent security mechanisms, the option of incorporating such requirements into the underlying database design is a viable alternative. This will be followed by a discussion of a case study and some insights into selected MSS project ideas. The chapter advances through the following sections.


Leadership Style Unauthorized Access Enterprise Resource Planning System Knowledge Management System Project Idea 
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© Elvis C. Foster and Shripad Godbole 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elvis C. Foster
    • 1
  • Shripad Godbole
    • 2
  1. 1.Associate Professor of Computer ScienceKeene State CollegeNew HampshireUSA
  2. 2.Senior Manager of Database AdministrationMerkle Inc.MarlboroughUSA

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