It's easy to write a program that looks at a certain webpage every 5 minutes or so and tells you if it's not the same as it was the previous time.
If you feel this is beyond your own competencies find someone to do it for you.
I am really not sure what I am even asking! I have no experience in this and so I am looking for maybe some starting off advice so I can further expand my query. I work for a company who allocate work on a workflow system (it's not a mainstream thing, it's been designed in-house by their team). I need to be notified immediately when work is available for me as their system seems sluggish and it can take a while for an alert to be sent through to me. I need to keep things moving along and so I wanted to find out if there was any way I could set up my own alert so that whenever there is a change (i.e. new work added in this case as the rest of the site seems fairly static) I would immediately get some sort of an alert. Is there any way I can set something like this up for myself? I am sure there will be but like I say, I don't know any kind of terminology or anatomy of what I am asking for so any kind of starting off advice or even recommendations would be really appreciated!