Jun 6, 2009

Doing the Wave across the globe

Have you heard about Google Wave, yet? It's a personal communication and collaboration webbased app that's a huge developmental step forward for email from the same folks who brought us Google Maps. I'm not sure it's going to get widespread adoption because it's a completely new way of communicating and the masses may not think they need yet another way but it has the potential to push antiquated email toward extinction if enough folks really embrace it.

I have been wondering whether it could be used at the enterprise level to help manage and share information among functional teams and cross-functional teams. It's a combination instant messaging, email, Twitter, and potentially digital asset/knowledge management system. I haven't actually played with the application yet, but from what I've seen this just may be possible.

For now, it's the buzz at the intergeek level...

Reading a Wave - Who's Blogging What
Hands on With Wave: Weird and Quite Wonderful - CNET
Google's New Wave - Reuter's
Wave: Google's Take on the Future of Communication - VentureBeat
Google Wave First Impressions - Information Week
Google Wave: Our First Hands-on Impressions - Read Write Web
Google Wave - the New Facebook? - Gerson Lehrman Group
Google Waves Me Back to Blogging - Four Elements blog

Apparently I'm not the only one thinking about how Google Wave could be applied at the enterprise-wide business level...

Google Wave Surfing the Future of Collaboration The Forrester Blog
Google Wave Will Cause Some Big Ripples in the Corporate World - CapGemini Blog