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MEETINGS: LET THE NET NAG EVERYONE
SCHEDULING MEETINGS may be a necessary burden at work. But computers can help, with software that checks people's calendars within an office, determines who's available when, and then, using E-mail, notifies everyone of possible meeting times. Now, Campbell Services of Southfield, Mich., has come up with a way to schedule meetings remotely, over the Internet.
Campbell is amending its OnTime calendaring software so that it will work over the World Wide Web. Using it, workers on the road, say, can dial into their office networks using a Web browser on their notebook PC and see what meetings the computer back at headquarters has penciled them in for. Planned for next year, too, is a way to let people in different organizations--members of product-development teams, for example--schedule meetings over the Net.EDITED BY WILLIAM J. WINKLER