The whole word over is today in the era of computerization
organization, corporate bodies, government functionaries including the military
are all making efforts towards the computerization of its function or
operations. Practically ius the Nigeria Army today, emphasizes is being laid on
computer literacy for all its personnel in order to meet up with the global
trend in information management and decision making. Despite all these efforts,
the Nigerian army is yet to maintain a computerized database management system
for its communications equipment. The initiative has been taken to create or
design as a project work a computerized database management system for the
Nigerian Army sign communication equipment. Recommending a network system,
preferably hooking to the internet for effective utilization of the database
between the different Army locations and where the equipment are deployed or
INTRODUCTION AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
In 1977-1978, it was apparent that most government establishment in the
developed countries required more than a simple book keeping system to support
its day to day operation. There were demands for new computer application
suites such as well as management information and for automated preparation of
the statutory report required by these boundaries taking much of their data
from the operation already automated by these establishments.
The existing computer system where unable to support this kind of processing.
Each had been designed to automate a single area of the organization operation.
Each had its own set of files which was different in format and structure
between systems. Coding structure used to group information within each system
were again inconsistent and were in most cases incapable of expansion.
There were also considerate operational problems major changes to the system
over the years had made them expensive to maintain coding software even within
the system had been outgrown and were difficult to modify as the value of the
code were inextricable linked to the logic of the programs. The same
information was repeated in different system which made day-to-day updating
insecurable. In order to support the same new requirement, the existing system
(conventional file processing system) would have to be written on. These
problems that the conventional system was facing led to the development of
equipment database management system.
An organization must not only have an accurate and reliable data for effective
decision-making, it must also ensure proper management of data, which is vital
to the success of computer based information system. This is so because even if
the hardware and the software in the system are technically well designed and
operating properly. The value of the system may be marginal if the data on
which it is based is of low quality.
Similarly, if all the application programs that need the data cannot get them,
the usefulness of the system may be limited; therefore we make bold to say
quite emphatically that managing data is a key to successful information system
support of management.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This project work is to investigate the strategies for improving the equipment
database management system in every day-to-day operation in government
management today. Equipment database management system is a new technology that
is used in Nigeria Army signal to operate and get accurate information in
their day-to-day transaction.
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this study is to investigate and improve on how accurate data
dispensable and data sharability, good information can be passed across to
different location. Data integrity and access flexibility is a major purpose of
the study for a reliable information system.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The significance of this project cannot be overemphasized. In the first place,
the study will help an organization to have proper management of data, which is
vital to the success of computer based information system. The study is geared
towards obtaining some vital information about strategies for improving the
operation of database management system. The study will help to contribute to a
body of knowledge already existing in the literature of studies on equipment
database management system.
The study will help to process and access application boundaries taking much of
their data from the operations already automated by this establishment. Lastly,
the study will enable the investigator to give reasonable recommendations to
the government n ways of improving the use of equipment database management
1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
As already stated, this project work will look into the strategies for
improving the database management system in Nigeria Army Signals.
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS
For the purpose of this study, the following terms are specially defined as
used in the study.
Strategies: Method to be devised.
Movable objects use in spotting activities
To formalize one-self with activities
Constraint: To urge strongly, to hold in check
Investigation: To find out solution
Confronted: To bring face to face
Inextricable: Incapable of being untied or disentangled
Designed to work without attention.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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