Graduate students from the Master of Science (MS) in Management Information Systems (MIS) program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), hosted presentation of the Asset Management System that was developed for the Omaha Fire Department (OFD) on December 12th. The event gathered all parties involved in the project. Representatives from the Omaha Fire Department, UNO faculty members, and other guests were present at the event.
Omaha Fire Department is dedicated to keep Omaha safe. The mission of the OFD is to protect the lives, property, and environment of the Omaha community. Every day members of the OFD use hundreds of different assets to achieve this mission. Currently OFD is using excel sheets to keep track of all the assets. The current process of tracking assets is time consuming and has high overhead. The Asset Management System was developed during the Fall Semester by the UNO students to help OFD to improve efficiency and reduce overhead. DOTComm, IT department of the County, will host and support the application in the future.
During the presentation graduate students demonstrated application functionality and shared deliverables of the project. The presentation showcased the work that was done by the students and symbolized completion of the capstone class. As a part of the capstone project students had an opportunity to apply knowledge they gained during the course of their studies and obtained valuable experience working as a team while solving real business problem.
The students worked under the guidance and supervision of the faculty member Dr. Ann Fruhling and the course consultant Mr. Michael Bell.
The College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha represents the joint efforts of the University of Nebraska, the State of Nebraska, and private industry to address the growing global needs for knowledgeable professionals in Information Technology (IT). The College was established at UNO in 1996 to meet the growing demand for IT graduates in the Omaha metropolitan and surrounding area, and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.