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.