WSJ.com - 'Can I Find You Now? How About Now?' "Are you available right now? Your employer's computer system wants to know.
In the wake of increasingly widespread corporate adoption of instant messaging, technology companies are taking the concept of real-time communication and collaboration one step further. They are finding that "presence" information -- a worker's location, availability and connectivity, which appears on the desktop as a window or icon -- can be integrated into a variety of other business-software applications."
File under "mixed blessings" ... at least until more HailStorm-like models get real.