April 16, 2015
IBM has (finally) provisioned my Verse Basic account. How did Day One of Verse go for me?
Attempt One to log on to Verse resulted in this:
Hmm, refresh the browser.
Now, I see the login page. Again.
Attempt Two to log on to Verse resulted in this:
This appears in Chrome, version 41.0.2272.118 m, Firefox, version 37.0.1, and IE, version 9.0.36.
Now, I understand Tom’s post:
This isn’t as easy as I had hoped. Nor is it a “#NewWaytoWork.”
April 15, 2015
Nearly three months have passed since I signed up for the Verse program. Today was a milestone as I received an e-mail from IBM with a link to create my Verse Basic account.
Let the fun begin.
April 9, 2015
Interesting article from The Register.
. . . Around one in three (30 per cent) of end-users click through a malicious URL in an email even though they have been warned of the danger. “End users are increasingly desensitised from the warnings, don’t feel responsible and still lack enterprise-driven education,” according to Websense.
For all the work that enterprise Information Security performs, it certainly appears to me that training the end-users to NOT click on suspicious email is not very high on their list. In fact, I would venture to guess that hardly any of the “Ivory Tower” Info Sec people even think to train their users, let alone send out fake spearfishing mail to see who is actually clicking on those links. Who better to train than the miscreants that continue to blindly infect their own workstations and the network, and who open the enterprise up for attack?
April 6, 2015
“All” your questions about IBM Verse Basic have been answered in the FAQ about IBM Verse Basic.
There are some exceptions to this list, like the answer to Question 16:
Q16. How can my friends and family sign up for IBM Verse Basic?
Oh, it’s easy to sign up, but good luck with the acknowledgement, welcome e-mail, and a user name/password. I still haven’t received mine. And it’s been at least two months.
Thanks, Bruce, for the link.
April 2, 2015
I was reminded this week that people have short attention spans.
IBM has released IBM Verse and one of the major features that IBM tours is muting threads or conversations in e-mail. That is, basically, if you are tired of being on an e-mail thread, you can “mute” it so that it does not appear.
This feature is not new.
From May 2010, I present to you how to mute threads and conversations in GMail and Outlook.
My fraternity mailing list is home to a great group of people, including some great entrepreneurs and some great investors. But when you get 400 opinionated MIT grads on a single mailing list, and the topic shifts to anything controversial, the discussion might explode. We’ve had well over 125 emails come through in the last three days after someone brought up the health care bill, and several folks have emailed to get off the discussion list list.
Don’t do that! Instead, use these super easy techniques to mute or filter the discussion out of your Inbox in less than 30 seconds. It’s faster than removing yourself from the mailing list, and better too, because when this discussion peters out, you’ll still be on the list in case something interesting comes up later.
Having some sort of parity with GMail and Outlook is good. Touting this as “new” is a bit disingenuous.
Thanks for the reminder, vowe.