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A Personal Portal for Individual Resource Control System

A Personal Portal for Individual Resource Control System
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Author(s): Yih-Jiun Lee (Chien-Kuo Technology University, Taiwan)and Kai-Wen Lien (Chien-Kuo Technology University, Taiwan)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 3
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch286
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


A portal aims to make the user more efficient and convenient. In the real world, users might hold different computing devices (PCs, laptops, PDAs, accounts on workstations) in different occasions. Usually, he uses only one device at a time. For instance, he might use a PC at home, access to a workstation at work, and use his PDA when travelling. In this picture, two problems are illustrated: first, when one device is used, the other might be idle (resource wasted); and second, the user might have to maintain several copies of file at different places to access them everywhere (inconsistency caused). IndiGrid, stated for the Grid system for Individuals, is designed for individuals to solve those problems. It acts as a personal portal. By means of IndiGrid, a user is able to access to every device, if he has privileges, and perform authorized actions. IndiGrid is based on web-services-technologies, so TCP-port-80 is only used to minimize security risks. It also enables asynchronous messages to improve the transmission and performance. IndiGrid is a personal portal for involving global sharing and resource control to provide an efficiency and convenience computing world for individuals.

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