Especially in the business world, emailing is arguably the most common form of communication between people representing various corporations. “IBM Verse”, a recently created conceptual technology, has started out as a system that has the ability adapt to the user’s thoughts and actions. IBM Verse can communicate with the user through feedback with the help of information technology (IT) in its programs. Along with the current innovations the IBM Verse holds, follows upcoming advances that further enhance its current capabilities.
The first component of the IBM Verse that I would like to emphasize is its ability to bring together the main aspects of one’s business world including, email, calendar organization, social media, etc. all into one. This allows people to focus more on their business away from a computer monitor while IBM Verse takes care of everything else. Another important point to highlight about IBM Verse is its “immature” ability to give feedback to the user when creating an email draft. By “immature” I mean that this capability could potentially evolve into a helpful monitor, analyzing your draft in the process of creating it, and giving the user even more insightful suggestions on how to draft the most appropriate message. I believe that this component of IBM Verse is where information technology makes its most significant impact. For executives and employees to be able to have a second opinion when contacting important personnel from other corporations via email, could potentially prevent the sending of an inappropriate or a regrettable message, depending on the circumstances. As mentioned before, the IBM Verse still has this capability, but it’s slightly less advanced. The third feature of the IBM Verse that should be emphasized is its ability to learn through repetition how to organize, through priority, the user’s contacts and ways of communication. This is essential to businesses because businesses run more efficiently and perform more effectively when the more important things acquire the most focus, and the less important things are held off until the primary concerns are taken care of. IBM’s current and future advances in IT will allow it to change the system of business interaction.
Even though IBM Verse has many advantages given in this article, I feel that there are a few things that were not discussed, but hold significance. First, I feel that with the acquisition of more advances, IBM Verse may be taking the jobs of many current human secretaries away, leading to a possible rise in unemployment rates. Next, this technology, at its most complex form, will be expensive. Beginner businesses may have trouble keeping up with the rest of the business world, providing a struggle for expansion. Lastly, I would still like to know what occupation would be most helpful using IBM Verse, not including a secretarial position; possibly a journalist that could receive feedback on his or her work. This article was very insightful, and a great asset to IBM’s success.