Friday, March 26, 2010

Google Wave and Novel Pulse

I have long been saying—possibly here but definitely in other circles—that one of the key things that will help Wave technologies take off is when other companies/organizations start incorporating the federation protocol into their services. People aren’t going to log onto Google Wave to communicate for business—or at least, not many of them will—but they will log onto their corporate wave servers to do so. The example I keep using is when Microsoft incorporates the technologies into Exchange Server (if that ever happens—obviously it’s early days).

I was pleasantly surprised to see today that Novel has already started in this direction, with their Novel Pulse product. I hadn’t expected it to start happening this early, but I’m glad it is.