This sounds like a fairly specific request for IBM. Blue pages in internal to IBM etc.
For most companies, this information is stored within the users vpuserinfo record on the server, with a local cache, it's possible in IBM you have a different setup where you don't use vpuserinfo.nsf and thereby require such an option. For most customers, this request isn't needed.
Easier to implement integration between DD and HR system such that for each organizational unit corresponded to the group. This process will be controlled. And the results can be used in many different systems / applications.
Instant messaging tools have long been irksome for me for day-to-day inter-office communication across team members and projects. Each tool has its place, but as IM threads are linear, trying to search for an items with a chat history with a colleague who is working multiple projects with you is quite arduous. Any immediate efficiency gained, is lost on the search and putting together a task history during dissection. Thus, I become cautious when one tool tries to retrofit features of another tool; you can end-up with an all-in one tool that does nothing well.
To that point, the e-mail receipt feature was not voluntary until recently, when you can now set how to respond to them. Recall Notes did that behind the scenes. Maybe a simple checkbox, that someone could check, but what is the real value there if they use it 10% of the time, or less? If you have a 1h thread, you would probably never use the seen button.
What is the real business issue you are trying to solve?
How about a "seen" action next to a comment? This would be a voluntary action that would at least indicate to the sender of the comment that the reader intended them to know that the message had been acknowledged. This would mirror the memo receipt feature.
Why not put a plug-in like Wildfire in to handle that? How do you handle the ST Gateway piece? You would need the GW for this, and have enhancements to the code to ensure encryption is maintained for the sites you seek. Which sites do you use? Social sites come and go... thinking a more lightweight solution would be better able to keep-up with the needs. Just a thought.
Agree with Mark and Carl. The matter is only complicated with multiple ST clients, accessing the data and whether someone actually is looking at the client that the system would state was "seen" is far too complex and unreliable.
Example: people leave their embedded client logged-in at the office, go home, perhaps fire-up the mobile client, briefly, you send a message, person logs out of the mobile client, did they see the message? They show as here at the office now, but it is 10p in the evening, so are they travelling or really in the timezone you think and using a VPN to get to Notes, or the ST web client, or iNotes?
Don't agree. There is no way a computer can tell if anyone has seen or appreciated or considered a comment, only that the relevant window has gotten focus, however, reporting 'seen' can mislead the sender. With email it's different because you have to physically click on an email to open it, so there is a conscious action.
I think Sametime Unified Telephony would allow this (if you dial from a phone associated to your unified number). If you only look for Phone presence (on or off) into Sametime (without click to dial, unified number and other features offered by SUT) you could use the phone presence synchronisation solution offered by a german company called iLink, it is a subet of a product called "ioffice communicator for Sametime"
Thank you for your reply. Well, employees should really try to be more social and more collaborative, especially when we're pushing this as the strategic mission of the company itself. I believe that by adding this little function to connections it would also increase the usage of connections, what would really help to improve the quality of connections as well.