US 9,813,369 B2
Tracking messages in a mentoring environment
Stella Lee Taylor, Armonk, NY (US)
Assigned to International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed by INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed on Jun. 28, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/929,862.
Application 13/929,862 is a continuation of application No. 11/559,041, filed on Nov. 13, 2006, granted, now 8,510,388.
Prior Publication US 2014/0156767 A1, Jun. 5, 2014
Int. Cl. G06Q 10/10 (2012.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04L 12/58 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 51/22 (2013.01) [G06Q 10/107 (2013.01); H04L 51/00 (2013.01); H04L 51/04 (2013.01); H04L 51/12 (2013.01); H04L 51/34 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for monitoring e-mail messages between an adult mentor and a juvenile protégé to ensure proper mentoring, the method comprising the process steps of:
presenting to a reviewer a computer-based activity tracking form that is populated with data from an underlying relational database, wherein the underlying relational database includes a content of e-mail messages addressed to the adult mentor from the juvenile protégé and a content of e-mail messages addressed to the juvenile protégé from the adult mentor, and wherein the underlying relational database includes a status of e-mail messages between the adult mentor and the juvenile protégé as determined by an e-mail interceptor;
displaying, on a video display device, a status of an e-mail, between the adult mentor and the juvenile protégé, which has been intercepted by the e-mail interceptor;
in response to the displayed status indicating that the e-mail has not been reviewed by the reviewer, blocking transmission of the e-mail to an intended recipient of the e-mail;
in response to the displayed status indicating that the e-mail has been reviewed by the reviewer, enabling transmission of the e-mail to the intended recipient;
tracking a total number of e-mail messages transmitted between the adult mentor and the juvenile protégé;
in response to a determination that the total number of e-mail messages transmitted exceeds a predetermined number, sending a warning message to an authority figure;
in response to a determination that the total number of e-mail messages is less than another predetermined number, sending the warning message to the authority figure, wherein the warning message describes a sender of the e-mail, the intended recipient of the e-mail, an e-mail address of the sender, and an e-mail address of the intended recipient; and
displaying, on the video display device, a color-coded status of a specific e-mail message between the adult mentor and the juvenile protégé in a single displayed cell that is assigned for the specific e-mail message, wherein the single displayed cell identifies a sender of the specific e-mail message, wherein the single displayed cell has a color-coded background of orange, green or red, and wherein a color-coded background of: orange indicates that the specific e-mail message has been sent but not reviewed, green indicates that the specific e-mail message has been sent and reviewed, and red indicates that the specific e-mail message has been reviewed and blocked because of alarming content in the specific e-mail message,
wherein the method further comprises the following initial steps executed prior to the process steps:
receiving, by an Assistance Allocation Manager (AAM), a Data for Initiating Assistance (DIA) from a hardware resource in a data processing system; and
in response to said receiving the DIA, executing a rule in the AAM, wherein the DIA comprises computer performance data including Central Processor Unit (CPU) usage, clock speed, hardware temperature, and a total number of actual or allocated users of the hardware resource, wherein the rule in the AAM is specific to the performance data in the DIA and the hardware resource that sent the DIA, and wherein said executing the rule in the AAM causes the process steps to be executed for the hardware resource that sent the DIA.