IBM has just launched an email application Verse with the aim to reinvent email. Just like Google Inbox and Microsoft Clutter, IBM has re-thought how email works and designed a new across platform software that looks to minimize the noise and push things that are relevant in your email. Also Read - The Weather Channel taps into IBM's Watson and GRAF to forecast detailed and accurate weatherAlso Read - IBM to acquire open-source software manufacturer Red Hat for $34 billion
The new e-mail service includes a built-in personal assistant that can learn from a user’s behavior and draft responses to e-mails based on similar previous interactions. It’s more of a social email that integrates your social media profiles, blogs and judges your relationship with email recipients. The e-mail client’s interface pins a user’s most frequent contacts, schedule and lists of assignments to a dashboard for easy access.
The convergence of analytics, cloud, social and mobile technologies is not just impacting our personal lives, it’s profoundly changing how we work, Bob Picciano, Senior Vice President, IBM Information and Analytics Group said. These forces are reshaping how people make decisions, create and share new ideas and collaborate across teams to get work done. With IBM Verse, we challenged our design teams to use analytics to completely reimaging the social collaboration experience to focus on engaging people and driving outcomes, not managing messages and inboxes.
IBM further highlights that, unlike Google, they will not sell the data it gathers about users to advertisers. The service is delivered through cloud computing and will be available in IBM’s Cloud Marketplace.
A version built for individual use is expected to release in early 2015 and will be available for free with paid add-ons. IBM also plans to build apps for iOS and Android but there is no set timeline announced for that, yet.
See what Verse offers here: