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Automatic Logon Query from Address Book

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105328D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Weber, OW: AUTHOR

Abstract

There is no automatic process to determine which members of a department are available at any particular point in time.

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Automatic Logon Query from Address Book

      There is no automatic process to determine which members of a
department are available at any particular point in time.

      This concept is best illustrated with the following example:

     Suppose at a manager, just received some information at 8:30am
     that needs to be communicated to the whole department by noon.
     However, several department members are in class today.  Also,
     two members were out sick yesterday, and might not be in yet, or
     whether they will be out again today.  The manager also needs to
     keep track of who has received the information because each
     employee must sign-off on having received it.  Depending upon
how
     many department members are in the office today, the manager
will
     either send a note via electronic mail, or call a brief
     department meeting to disseminate the information.  However,
     since there is no automatic on-line method to determine who's in
     today, she has to walk around to every office.

     This invention allows the manager to be able to automatically
     determine online who is in the office at this point in time,
     without leaving the office.  The online Address Book is
accessed,
     such as CALLUP, and selects/requests the department.  Then the
     WHO'S HERE pulldown or icon is selected.  She immediately sees a
     window displaying the followin...