IBM Verse: A Social Messaging Solution to Boost Workplace Communication

By CIOReview | Monday, April 6, 2015
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ARMONK, NY: In order to speed up projects and deliver high productivity, businesses need solutions that can integrate communication-based tools. Based on this, IBM introduces IBM Verse, a new social messaging solution with built-in analytics to help users quickly find the right people and information.

IBM Verse allows users to leverage facilities such as email, calendars, file sharing, instant messaging and social media interaction through a single collaborative, cloud-based interface. The platform facilitates instant context on people and teams by determining users’ preference and priorities.

The new platform comprises multiple key features:

Team Analytics: IBM Verses enables users go through automatically generated organizational graph of people on similar thread and provide insights using a single click to help them respond to respective person in a most effective manner.

Calendaring: The new IBM’s platform gives animated design of calendar which will be visible and actionable across the bottom of landing page. Users are notified to attend meetings by clicking ‘Join Meeting’ directly from calendar bar.

File Sharing: IBM Verses brings in flexibility to file sharing functionality by including multiple capabilities like co-editing, review and commenting on a file. The users can easily attach files from desktop and share with mail recipient in a single action. Sender can then track the details of the person that has downloaded the file. Sharing file through IBM’s new tool which is delivered on SoftLayer Cloud is safe, secure and encrypted where mail recipients will have access to latest version of files.

IBM Verse will be launched with mobile apps such as IBM iOS for iPhone that integrates with IBM MobileFirst platform including IBM MobileProtect. Additionally, the company will soon be introducing new licensing model within its Bridge to Cloud program for IBM Connections Cloud to help customers deploy collaboration solutions to cloud, on premises or in a hybrid environment.