IBM launched its own free Web-based e-mail service, Verse
The company hopes IBM Verse will eventually replace Window's popular Outlook.
International Business Machine Corp on 18 November 2014 launched a new e-mail application known as IBM Verse. The company hopes IBM Verse will eventually replace Window's popular Outlook.
The free initial model will include limited mailbox sizes and file sharing. A paid version with additional features and data allowance will be available in January 2015.
The application is part of IBM's attempt to shift its focus to cloud computing and data analytics from the hardware services.
How it will work
The app will be for business that integrates social media, file sharing and analytics to learn a user's behavior and predict interactions with coworkers. IBM Verse 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 also allow users to transform e-mail content into threads for blogs and social media, view the relationships between different employees in an e-mail, mute a chain and search through attachments.The e-mail's interface pins a user's most frequent contacts, schedule and lists of assignments to a dashboard for easy access.
IBM's enterprise mail service, known as Notes, is used by 25000 companies worldwide and more than 50000 use IBM's social platform for businesses, IBM Connections.