Project Management

Database Solution to Support Public Athletics Events and Help Boost Fitness Across the U.K.

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Executive Summary

This case study talks about the migration of Great Run from MySQL to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 that is used to enhance the support given to people who take part in the U.K. athletics events. This database solution is designed to reduce health problems including obesity and diabetes by generating and giving openings to people to get fit. Discussed in this case study is Microsoft SQL Server 2008 data management software, which is a high performance system that can support its feature-rich website. With the growth in the number of participants in the Great Run events, the organization aims to provide better services to inspire more people to join in. This case study talks about the growing health concern in the U.K., where most of the adults and children are obese. It addresses the health issues and also talks about various health services across the country who work with mass participation events in order to provide motivation and inspiration to people to lead healthy life including exercising. It also mentions and discusses new ideas in which database infrastructure can help increase the business with encouraging and motivating more people to take part in the Great North Run, U.K.'s largest mass participation run, which has more than 54000 applicants. The organizations use technology to show people how easy and fun it can be to take on and lead a healthier lifestyle.

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