Consultants give advice. A Web-based consultant is a form that the user fills in to describe a problem-a virtual interview. When the user clicks the OK or Submit button, the form analyzes the user’s answers and presents its recommendations.
About the examples
This E-consultant helps managers decide how to deal with security violations by employees. Choices include a written warning, quarantine away from secure information, dismissal, or prosecution. This Web page replaces a complex, three-staged if-then diagram in the employee handbook.
Here is another E-consultant. It helps designers decide what access mechanisms to use in electronic documents.