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Implementing Workflow Using Personal Organizers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122781D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hoggarth, RP: AUTHOR

Abstract

Personal organizers among other things, permit users to develop and maintain diaries and To-Do lists. While such organizers are essentially 'stand alone' devices, some, such as the IBM* WORKPAD* provide facilities for accessing a network. In the case of the IBM 'WORKPAD' this facility is known as the Network Synchronization extension.

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Implementing Workflow Using Personal Organizers

      Personal organizers among other things, permit users to develop
and maintain diaries and To-Do lists.  While such organizers are
essentially 'stand alone' devices, some, such as the IBM* WORKPAD*
provide facilities for accessing a network.  In the case of the IBM
'WORKPAD' this facility is known as the Network Synchronization
extension.

      Work-Flow is an organizational model which centers around units
of work, and provides a framework for that unit of work to flow
through an organization.  For example, a travel requisition might,
once originated by a would-be traveller, require two managerial
signatures and a finance signature before arriving on the desk of the
travel agent.

      By using the IBM Workpad and the associated Network
Synchronization software together with a Network Server (Local Area
or Wide Area) and a number of appropriate software service agents,
personal To-Do items and Diary entries may be passed to the network.

      In this way a workflow model may be implemented causing the
next person in line for particular actions to be notified that action
is required.
  *  Trademark of IBM Corp.