Patent Number: 6,298,349

Title: System resource display apparatus and method thereof

Abstract: A network system 1 transmits data between a management apparatus 2 and managed devices 3 each connected to a communication network, processes the data, and displays resources of the managed devices 3 in association with users and/or organizations of the managed devices 3, thereby to support system management operations. That is, in the network system 1, the management apparatus 2 displays an organizational map in a tree form that shows employee numbers of users who belong to each subordinate organization (division/section) that makes use of the system in association with an identifier of such a subordinate organization, displays users who belong to a designated subordinate organization in association with the users' managed devices 3, displays resources of a designated managed device 3, and causes the designated managed device 3 to execute a process using its resources.

Inventors: Toyoshima; Hirobumi (Yamato, JP), Ishii; Sugio (Komae, JP), Niimura; Yasuhide (Yokohama, JP), Akiyama; Kazuhito (Machida, JP)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.

International Classification: G06F 11/32 (20060101); H04L 29/06 (20060101); H04L 12/26 (20060101); H04L 12/24 (20060101); H04L 29/08 (20060101); G06F 017/30 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018