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IBM Watson gets a ride in GM cars with OnStar Go

GM has pushed the OnStar service ahead with the incorporation of IBM Watson into OnStar Go. GM is calling it the first cognitive mobility platform". A car that starts to think about your surroundings?
Gm Onstar Go with IBM Watson
The idea is that OnStar Go will deliver personalized content and information via the screen above as it learns your behaviors and needs. It also takes into account your surroundings to show you things like gas and even pay from the car.
Combining OnStar’s industry leading vehicle connectivity and data capabilities with IBM Watson APIs will create experiences that allow drivers and passengers to achieve greater levels of efficiency and safety. These experiences could include avoiding traffic when you’re low on fuel, then activating a fuel pump and paying from the dash; ordering a cup of coffee on the go; or getting news and in-vehicle entertainment tailored to your personality and location in real time.

They have a few brands already on board for the launch in 2017 of OnStar Go such as ExxonMobile, Glympse, iHeartRadio and Mastercard.  You can see the IBM press release right here for even more info
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    On Thursday, December 1st, 2016   by Chris Miller        

IBM launches IBM Connections Cloud Inform (IBM Inform) app

IBM recently launched the IBM Connections Cloud Inform (IBM Inform) app. The app is geared for administrator to show the health of the IBM Connections Cloud.
Image:IBM launches IBM Connections Cloud Inform (IBM Inform) app
The app provides information at the individual service component level (i.e. Verse, Meetings, Traveler, etc.) and will send push notifications from IBM as status changes.

The main screen is the status page with a glaring check mark on green for good and a yellow exclamation on yellow for alert.  In the Status by Service page you can edit to show and notify you on only the services you consume from the IBM Connections Cloud.  Push notifications can be enabled. Also, the settings menu allows you to put the app into sleep mode to mute notifications.

You can get more info here and go to the Play Store and App Store for the downloads
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    On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016   by Chris Miller        

6 reasons to love IBM Verse from IBM

IBM has released an infographic for 6 reasons to love IBM Verse.
6 reasons to love IBM Verse
See all of the IBM Verse related posts here on IdoNotes
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    On Monday, November 14th, 2016   by Chris Miller        

IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for November 2016

IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for November 2016. Here is some of the updates.

SmartCloud Notes

SmartCloud Notes Administration: Refresh of the pubnames.ntf template
  • We will be refreshing the pubnames.ntf which will include bug fixes for Traveler and IMSMO as well as renew holiday documents that are due to expire in 2016/2017 (technote 1989194).
IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook (IMSMO) - search your entire mailbox
  • IBM Mail Support for Microsoft Outlook (IMSMO) users are able to leverage IBM Verse search to locate messages on the server which are not cached on their workstation.
    Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for November 2016


    IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook (IMSMO) - configure your client in a single click
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      On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016   by Chris Miller        

    IBM and Cisco integration enhancements for December 2016

    IBM and Cisco have entered into an integration agreement a while ago. Here is what is planned for enhancements in the December 2016 timeframe:
    IBM Cisco Webex integraton
    One click to get from Connections Cloud to WebEx dashboard
    • Add a WebEx meeting as a default meeting in my IBM Verse calendar invites
    • Easily join a WebEx meeting from Verse
    • Join a Jabber chat from Connections Cloud or Verse Navigation bar, or the Connections Cloud Business Card
    • Share a Connections Files Cloud document from a WebEx mobile meeting
  • There is a page on IBM where they update more on the integration and offerings
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      On Monday, November 7th, 2016   by Chris Miller