Google Wave Finally Here – Should SMBs Care?

PCWorld: Google Wave Finally Here – Should SMBs Care?

Google’s Wave collaboration tool is It’s part e-mail, part instant messaging. It enables collaboration so real-time that you see what colleagues type one character at a time. And it can be embedded in blogs and other sites. Could this be useful in your small business?

“At 2009′s Google I|O developer conference, the big news was the debut of the company’s uberambitious Wave workgroup service. And it was big news: I got all giddy and called it the new epicenter of the Google-Microsoft wars; my friend Jordan Golson, on the other hand, thought it was breathtakingly arrogant.

And then not a lot happened. The service stayed in private beta. It was a hot ticket for awhile, but a running gag quickly developed: “Hey, I got into Google Wave–now what?” References to chirping crickets were common. After a while, people stopped talking about Wave much, period. The world moved on to other subjects–like the vaguely Wavelike Google Buzz.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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