Re: Intranet BB - any suggestions?
by "John Murray" <jmnc(at)lis.net.au>
||Tue, 26 Sep 2000 21:31:40 +1000
There are probably more off the shelf solutions, but I know Perl so that is
Sounds like you want to capture time sheet info, and then feed that into
head office software offline. Also, you want a process for entering a
message and directing it to groups of people and individuals. And when they
read the message they have to set a flag saying they've read it.
Once per day if run a perl script that checks for messages unread and sends
an email saying "You've got mail you slacko, and your in deep poop if you
don't go check it out now"
When a message poster selects a group of recipients and clicks "send", do a
find on the groups file  and write a new record in file  for each
recipient in that group.
Anyway, 100 offices, 10 people per office, 40 messages per person per month
in the current file [toss other messages into a backup file] would give you
40,000 records in file 5 to sort and extract records from.
40000 a lot of records ... any perlies out their?
Online Employee Number
Online Employee Number
Maybe not what you are looking for? But there's what comes out of my head in
terms of the underlying datafile structure that could get thejob done.
----- Original Message -----
From: Henry & Amy Boleszny <seaeagle(at)one.net.au>
To: Techniques - HWG (E-mail) <hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 2:29 PM
Subject: Intranet BB - any suggestions?
> Hello all Wonderful Web Wizards!
> I've checked the HTML List Archive and haven't found anything suitable for
> client's needs. Hopefully, a workable solution is out there.
> My client has offices in four Australian States. The branches rarely talk
> each other and have limited contact with Head Office, even though the Head
> Office is insisting that they regularly download the latest Time Sheets,
> from the company's FTP site. The best they can do right now is e-mail and
> telephone. Computer literacy ranges from "how do I switch this thing on"
> "give me the components and I'll build a better system myself".
> Oh, did I mention that the company is managed by Scrooge's Apprentice?
> bucks are not spent where needed (Au$500 on computers for all staff), but
> will spring the green if they see a benefit.
> I've been asked to provide a workable answer to the following brief -
> intranet that will be hosted by the ISP (yeah, that's right - the ISP!)
> all staff can access and to which management can post regular reminders
> forms they need to fill in and send off. The enterprise wants this
> to handle all staff communications, especially organisation-wide notices
> as "closed over Christmas. Don't forget to remind the customers."
> At present, their web site is hosted on a server with FP98 extensions
> installed, thanks to their previous web designer. I intend to change this
> Does anyone have any suggestions about suitable bulletin board programs or
> newsgroup software?
> Additionally - they won't spring for up-skilling their staff but expect
> once I've done my modifications and set-up, to maintain the site
> Consequently, all suggestions need to be based on the KISS Principle -
> it simple and stupid".
> No one in the organisation (except maybe their IT manager - who has to
> troubleshoot every computer in 64+ offices across half of Australia on his
> fool-proof OR fairly simple to maintain.
> In the hope of a positive outcome...
> Henry John Boleszny
> Business and Web Site Development Services
> E-mail: seaeagle(at)one.net.au
> Mail/Local: 1/9 Possum Court, Coombabah QLD 4216, Australia
> Phone/Fax: (07) 5529 2661
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