If you like to have a better user experience you can add IBM Verse as desktop app throgh Chrome and IE feature.
On Chrome click on menù icon -> more tools -> Create application shortcuts
on next menù select the place where you like to have the IBM Verse link
Now you will have a windows full size without navigation bar, addess bar, bookmark bar all for IBM VERSE.
Now for the next IBM Verse start you can launch the app from the new Icon created. Chrome have a nice credential caching so probably you will be able to open Verse without entering your credential.
Verse have also a nice desktop notification system for new mail users can have a nice experience like a classical Desktop App