Improving Database Communication in Croydon Council

Title: Improving Database Communication in Croydon Council
Sponsor: London Borough of Croydon
Sponsor Liaison: Judy Pevan & Carl Taylor
Student Team: Kevin Hufnagle, Jian Mao, Yusuf Rashid
Abstract: Croydon Council manages information regarding 120,000 dwellings and 16,100 tenants using its databases. Currently, limited data exchange exists between these databases and the Council’s data visualization tool. This project recommends providing new software linking these systems to reduce costs, improve Council officers’ work efficiency, and better serve tenants. Through interviews, questionnaires, and focus groups, we developed a business case in which we present our proposed middleware system that could provide data exchange and data visualization as the most feasible option.