ibmconnect

IBM Verse On-Prem at Connect
In the first Connect 2017 Crowd Chat, we'll discuss IBM Verse On-Premises as an emerging technology.
   5 years ago
#ibmconnectCollaboration StrategiesFuturist Dion Hinchcliffe discusses collaboration strategy for businesses.
IBM Connect
Q2 What is IBM doing to solve these challenges?
Athar Afzal
A2 developing & encouraging internal & external social tools - so internal tools allows u to communicate w/ other ppl & depts & external allows it the same but to a broader audience encouraging open communication#ibmconnect
Hubert Kang
First off, we listen to our customers. That is critical in developing quality solutions. They are quick to tell us how they feel and the challenges they face. So we take that feedback and develop better solutions, like Verse.
Athar Afzal
@KangHubert that's been so grt - many clients tell me that they had requested IBM on 'X' and they were always happy to get it! #IBMConnect
IBM Connect
@atharafzal that's the best endorsement of all Athar!
Hubert Kang
Another way to solve these challenges is to offer choice and flexibility. What we provide as a SaaS, we also strive to provide to on premises clients. This allow our clients freedom and the flexibility need.
John Furrier
This is a great question. I don't know the answer
Hubert Kang
Beyond deployment options we also strive to infuse analytics and creative design thinking into our email service to reduce distractations, reptititiveness and confusion throughout the day. We all get more emails than we want, right?
Athar Afzal
@KangHubert I agree - I think on-prem and SaaS are like shopping bricks / mortar and on-line - both are needed - the more mediums the better #IBMConnect
Devang Desai
the most imp feature of Verse is " people with whom I collaborate most bar" in d top with multi faceted search, by far the best in the offerings from across the vendors 👍🏾
Jan Kenney
Agree with Athar.. we all like choice! @IBMConnect
Athar Afzal
@jankenney Yup - the more medium options - the better! #IBMConnect
IBM Connect
@tweetingdev great minds think alike! that is our next question topic :-)
John Furrier
Is there a way to get a beta of it. I was excited after talking to Inhi and Keith Kratch from Docusign
Devang Desai
and I am already answering that :)
Devang Desai
@furrier I believe GA is already available for Verse on-premises
IBM Connect
Okay Hubert let's get started....Question 1 What challenges are you seeing with collaboration in today’s business environment?
Hubert Kang
Folks are seeing too many messages, confusing them and having too many interruptions through out their day. I am most of us can relate.
Athar Afzal
A1: Many orgs have hierarchy or many cross groups - what ends up happening is that people are not able to collaborate too closely with each other. As communication flows via a long chain - where misinterpretation can take place #IBMConnect
IBM Connect
Yes definitely...it's an every day struggle.
Athar Afzal
@KangHubert Very true - and sometimes those messages are the same however being asked from different sources #IBMConnect
Hubert Kang
Most of us can relate to distractions that do not add value. This is one the biggest challenges with all the new technologies for collaboration availble to business people today.
John Furrier
hey @IBMConnect silo'd software stacks that were once platform now are "point solutions"; huge issue
John Furrier
I see federated identity as stumbling block across agile new cloud platforms
Devang Desai
very true, for most of that he org, collaboration means files talking to files but actually it's people talking to people, sharing knowledge & expertise within the organization
John Furrier
of course user adoption requires great UX and value added functionality
Phylicia Teymer
Agree, @kanghubert . With so many messages from multiple devices and platforms - it can make it hard to focus. #IBMConnect
John Furrier
I'm testing FB for Work and it's ok but requires huge commit from our org
Jan Kenney
I can relate. It's great to have access to more information but the challenge is sifting through it all (from a variety of sources) to uncover the things that are most important to me to make progress in my workday. @IBMConnect
John Furrier
@jankenney predictive analytics and cognitive should help with extracting the signal from the noise
Athar Afzal
@furrier awesome - me too - I've recently opened up my FB page for professional interaction - let's see how the audience finds it! #IBMConnect
Athar Afzal
@furrier Very true- there is no end to the analytics one can use to manage their day / business better! #IBMConnect
John Furrier
@atharafzal I've had no luck getting traction in my org on FB Work it's a work in progress
Athar Afzal
@furrier Ok I've just opened up mine to engage with customers on another medium - so work in in progress too on my end #IBMConnect
IBM Connect
One cool feature I noticed right away when I started using IBM Verse On-Prem was the “Important to Me” bar. Can you tell us how that feature came about?
Thierry Batut
Important to me is great: I can see people faces and urgent request
Thierry Batut
#IBMVerse is easy to upload and update my picture.
Athar Afzal
ok I gotta ask this - does anybody know how I can get IBM Verse on my phone's email - not the app but on the native email client? Like the SMTP settings? #IBMConnect
Athar Afzal
@atharafzal Sorry meant to say the POP3 or IMAP settings?
Hubert Kang
The "Important to Me" bar allows us to see quickly who we are working closely with as well as helping us focus and prioritze without reviewing every email. It came about through combining Connections Profiles service with Verse email.
Hubert Kang
We also utilize IBM's own analytic code to deliver a unique and custom "Important to Me
Athar Afzal
@KangHubert That's really great - I love how you can click on people's 'icon' and find out all communication with them! #IBMConnect
Hubert Kang
for every Verse user.
Devang Desai
@atharafzal I have used Apple's native mail app to configure Verse (cloud version though) but app works great with Android and iOS both much better than native ones
Jan Kenney
Important to Me helps me know what to work on first! Helps me prioritize. Helps me get to that valuable sense of accomplishment at the end of the day/night @IBMConnect
Athar Afzal
@tweetingdev Oh nice!! would you happen to know the IMAP or POP3 settings? I have Android.
Hubert Kang
The "Important to Me" bar allows fast one click access to Chat, people's files and contact info. Integration that provides value to our customers.
Devang Desai
@atharafzal never configured one so no idea but it's not a bad idea to check IBM Verse WiKi
Daniel Davis
@KangHubert That's my favorite part about it -- the way it gives me a quick search option for the people I typically have a lot of communication with.
Athar Afzal
@tweetingdev ok grt - let me try to look for it
Hubert Kang
We support mail protocols and try to hide them from users in our mobile email interface. Verse mobile is easy to setup and doesn't take any technical know how for the end users. Give us a direct message with your email if you need help.
Athar Afzal
@KangHubert Sure -I will Hubert thanks ! I'll connect after this twitter chat!