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08.05.10

Novell ‘Screwed’ by Its Former CEO (Updated)

Posted in Google, Mail, Novell at 5:10 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Eric Schmidt
By World Economic Forum

Summary: Google eliminates Groupwise contracts and also pulls the plug on Wave, which leaves Novell in an awkward position

GOOGLE’S CURRENT CEO happens to be the former CEO of Novell, who is currently taking business away from Novell. Here is another new article which mentions the LA migration (having slight delays, but nothing as bad as the media claims).

The LA migration is a case of Novell losing a huge Groupwise customer because of Google (there is a new whitepaper about migration away from Groupwise and over to Google and some more articles this week about Groupwise and Groupwise support from CompanionLink).

One of the biggest items of news at the moment is the death of Google Wave (which may be folded into another product/service). There is also impact on Novell, which already has Pulse in development [1, 2, 3, 4, 5].

Moreover, vendors such as Novell, Oracle, and Salesforce.com who have integrated portions Wave code with their product offerings will be able to continue using the technology. “We will work on developing tools for customers to easily ‘liberate’ their content from Wave,” a Google spokesperson told me via email.

That remains to be seen though. Did anybody use Wave? It’s a privacy risk.

Update: Novell insists that Pulse will live on.

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4 Comments

  1. twitter said,

    August 5, 2010 at 7:17 pm

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    I took a look at Wave when it was started but backed off because it did not work with free software browsers. I think it required Flash, which I won’t put on anything but a toy.

    Google should be commended if they follow through with their promise of making Wave free software. GNUSocial might be able to use parts of it.

    verofakto Reply:

    it did not work with free software browsers. I think it required Flash

    Well, it’s interesting to see that the lying and uninformed FUD aren’t necessarily Microsoft-specific. I never thought about it that way.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    I was wondering the same thing yesterday (about code release).

  2. JohnD said,

    August 7, 2010 at 8:54 am

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    Google has adopted FUD as well. Ed Brill picks apart the FUD from Google about why people should migrate from Lotus Notes to Google Apps:
    http://www.edbrill.com/ebrill/edbrill.nsf/dx/best-practices-for-converting-from-lotus-notes-domino-to-google-apps-

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