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Project Management Software Databases

14 November 2007

Project Management Software Databases

This table shows the difference in capability for your Project Management Life Cycle among database systems, information management systems, knowledge management systems:

Here are some examples of business advantages of knowledge bases over data bases:

In the fall of 2005, when a second hurricane was due to hit Florida, Wal-mart could query its knowledge base to find out what items were in short supply when a hurricane hit just a few weeks earlier. This required the following knowledge base features that would not be available in a traditional database:

 

A real-time system that shows every product stocked and sold at every Wal-mart requires vast data storage capacity

 

The ability to isolate a few products that went out-of-inventory or ran low out of the tens of thousands of products sold at Wal-mart requires sophisticated search tools

 

The definition of the query meant translation of geographical locations to store IDs

 

The state of Florida created a knowledge base of all crime across multiple counties and cities and was able to identify and catch serial killers who had previously been undetected. This required the following knowledge base features that would not be available in a traditional database:

 

Ability to query multiple databases in different formats

 

Ability to store and search decades of historical data

 

Ability to match a large variety of details of multiple events across thousands of events each of which is described in hundreds of details, where the details are extremely difficult to categorize

 

In the next section, the components of a knowledge base and the function of each component will be explained.


 
 


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