Today at the Enterprise 2.0 show in San Francisco, Novell announced the industry’s first real-time collaboration platform for the enterprise. Called Novell Pulse, it unites communication, authoring and social messaging tools so widely dispersed teams of people can easily share and edit documents, jointly browse websites, and have a rich digital conversation, all in real-time. Novell Pulse helps drive enterprise productivity and innovation by making it easier to communicate digitally, generate ideas and share information.
In additional, we also announced that Novell and Google are working together to enable Novell Pulse users and Google Wave users to seamlessly work together across both systems. Novell is the first collaboration provider to integrate with Google Wave.
The design point for Novell Pulse is the enterprise user, so we’ve placed a strong emphasis on features such as security and management controls. We’ve also drawn on our 20+ years experience in the enterprise collaboration space with products like GroupWise, and worked to address enterprise and business use cases.
Novell Pulse is a key component in Novell’s collaboration strategy and open collaboration architecture. A beta of Novell Pulse will be available early next year, with generally availability planned for mid -2010 in a cloud deployment and an on-premise version to follow later. In the meantime, check out some of the early press coverage in here, here and here.