IBM Announces Release of IBM Verse, Its New Social Messaging Platform

IBM today announced the availability of IBM Verse, a new social messaging platform that incorporates built-in analytics to give people a way to connect, communicate and find information. IBM Verse will integrate email, calendars, file sharing, instant messaging and social media through a single, cloud-based environment.

Features of IBM Verse include team analytics for their circles, new calendaring options, and the ability to make file-sharing a more integrated solution amongst members.

What do you think of IBM's new offering in the social space and would you consider switching from what you use today?