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e-business Card System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015048D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Sep-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system for new web based business cards exchanging. So business cards are made by paper, that managing the information which printed on it (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address,...) by PC , it is necessary to input the data by hands or costly scanner and exclusive software. And if the data will change, can not update it. This "e-business cards systems" is following the custom which usual paper based business cards exchanging, but it will be possible to getting the business cards information by electric data. Information requester (who taken e-business cards) input only the URL, id number, and password which printed in a business card, they can get the latest information and download the files which include the data. There are directory services which use for searching personal data (for example, yahoo!, AOL, and so on) . But user who are company's employee can not use these services, because these use LDAP as a protocol for access which ordinary can not beyond company's firewalls. This "e-business cards systems" use HTTP protocol, so they can access the information over the firewalls. And this system has a value as a "One to One marketing system", because it offering additional information by each user accessed.