Throughout our extensive coverage Google Wave, we’ve discussed potential applications for the real-time communication platform, both for personal use and enterprise.
Yet while Wave has had momentum as a consumer tool (people are still clamoring for Google Wave invites), its viability as a business tool has been questioned. Will businesses really adopt Wave as a way to communicate collaboratively and share business docs?
Well, we’re about to find out in a big way. Novell, the maker of enterprise software for businesses and servers, has unveiled Novell Pulse, a new enterprise-level communication platform deeply integrated with Google Wave (). This could be Wave’s first major test as a platform for conducting business.