Sunday, November 08, 2009

Best business Use for Google Wave

This entry would be a simple copy-paste for a thred that I have started on Google Wave with some business friends to read their impression about Google Wave.


As you can see, Wave is far from being a replacement for regular email and even Group Ware.

I think it would be very nice to help prepare for a visual presentation, to prepare a project that involves meetings and a lot of take and give.

It is very nice also to collaborate in a Sudoko game. I have tried that ;) I have not tried the video chat but I guess it is not synchronous. Maybe each one would upload his own video clip and pass it on. Or it would be like a web video chat applet that facilitates the start of a video conference.

Document versioning is another great feature as well for shared reporting. It helps keep track of what is going on with the wave.

Can you please suggest other usages that are important for you in your work?

I wanted to say that I have selected some of the contacts I have in my list but I could not remove after that any of them. Do you face the same situation or there is a hidden way to remove a contact from a wave after adding it?

I was asking about the business needed features in order to write about this aspect.

How can you add someone with just an email account (not a wave account yet)? I read that there would be inter-operable servers but until that time, I think Google Wave is the only venue.

When Google would launch this service publicly, do you think people are willing to adopt it like emails? Other competitors would not follow google on this for sure and we might end up with some communications tools for Microsoft for example that can not communicate with the Wave. Do you expect this?

Feel free to contribute to this message and feel free to discard it as well.


andy said...

Online collaborating and teaching can work, If you have trust and the right tools.
I recently tried - good app for uploading documents and working on them in real-time.
Most file types are supported and it needs no installation. - andy

Bilal Abdul Kader said...

Hi Andy,
I agree with you that there are several tools that allows real time collaboration at this age of the net. However, having all of these tools in one place is the success factor, in my point of view.

Thanks for your feedback and comment.