Database and Management Information Systems

This post is for my students in OPIM3103-008 Spring 2020.

A video for introduction to a brief history of databases.

The following two videos are to show you how information systems are implemented in various industries. I hope you could find some inspirations for your Project Obsession.

23andme DNA Processing Lab

Behind the scenes of an Amazon warehouse

This is an easter egg. Email me with (1) the following quote; (2) your full name; and (3) the answer to the multiple choice question in the end to me at You will get two bonus points if your answer to this multiple choice question is correct; and one bonus point if otherwise. This easter egg is active from 0:00 April 6, 2020 to 11:59pm April 12, 2020. (Email me within this time period.)

Here is the quote.

This is the real secret to life—to be completely engaged with what you are doing
in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. -- Alan Watts

Here is the multiple choice question.

Which of the following are properties of primary keys of Access Tables? (Select all that apply)

a. The field that uniquely identifies each record in a table.

b. Access does not require that each table have a primary key.

c. A good database design usually includes a primary key in each table.

d. You should select unique and infrequently changing data for the primary key.

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