First Advisor

McKenzie, Tim


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Computer and Information Technology


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

122 pages


The North Texas PC Users Group is a non-profit that is struggling with their existing membership process. This thesis explores the analysis of a new membership process and discusses the resulting new architecture and system design to implement it. The implementation of this new business process will reduce the time to produce the standard monthly reports and foster future membership retention efforts. The new design supports Ecommerce instant transactions, online availability of reports for the Board of Directors, and the access control of a member-only online site. The research for this project included an analysis of the cost, benefits, and features needed for online credit card transactions by a small non-profit organization. The presented architectural design supports an n-tiered distributed application, over an underlying relational database which will ensure the membership information is safe, accurate, and timely while supporting future performance, scalability, and reliability needs.

Date of Award

Spring 2005

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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