The central KMS metaphor is that the database is a universe of connected spaces through which users rapidly travel, like pilots navigating spacecraft in the real universe.
These programs can range from simple KMS operations, such as those provided by the command menu at the bottom of a KMS window, to large, conventional programs that are normally run from the operating system shell.
Users can invoke most KMS operations with a single point-and-click.
KMS can be viewed as a reduced instruction set interface, somewhat akin to a reduced instruction set computer (RISC) in that we seek "performance through simplicity.
We emphasize issues that highlight differences between KMS and other hypermedia systems.
The hypermedia node in KMS is the frame, a screenized workspace upon which the user can place text, graphics and image items.
KMS, which went public in July of 1991 and became the only public company on Wall Street -- trading on the NASDQ board -- that is strictly a real estate property manager, posted a profit of $2.
Prior to its initial public offering, KMS was operated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Koll Company.
According to Fugazy, a key to Koll's success is that each regional director is empowered to operate a small scale KMS, resulting in decentralized operations that enable a timely and comprehensive response to the' specific needs of a client in a given geographic locale.
KMS relies on computers for tracking preventive maintenance, work orders, and energy management to provide managers with up-to-date information to better manage their accounts.
Farkas said KMS has recently launched Koll Corporate Alliance Group, a real estate consulting and advisory service that uses a proprietary software product in conjunction with expert management counseling.
has provided extensive research, design, and implementation services for a wide variety of Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, educational institutions, as well as manufacturing and distribution companies.