Novell Unveils Real-Time Collaboration Platform

Novell has announced its first real-time collaboration platform for the enterprise, Novell Pulse. In addition, Novell stated it is working with Google to enable Novell Pulse users and Google Wave users to seamlessly work together across both systems.

Novell Pulse combines e-mail, document authoring and social messaging tools with security and management capabilities to meet the demands of a global, dispersed workforce. By implementing the Google Wave Federation Protocol, Novell Pulse is one of the first Wave providers.

"We designed Google Wave and its open federation protocol to help people collaborate and communicate more efficiently," said Lars Rasmussen, software engineering manager for Google Wave. "We are very excited to see Novell supporting the Google Wave Federation Protocol in their Novell Pulse product."

Novell Pulse includes interoperability with Google Wave through the federation protocol, letting Pulse users communicate in real-time with users on any other Wave provider.

Available in the first half of 2010, Novell Pulse helps users to communicate digitally, generate ideas and share information. People continents apart can share and edit documents, jointly browse websites, and have a digital conversation, all in real-time. Individuals can also manage content overload by filtering for people and topics to follow as well as storing files – both native and office type – along with their related groups and conversations.

Novell Pulse Product Details

On the security front, Novell Pulse provisioning, sign-on and permissions features leverage enterprise identity and access management systems, directory servers and audit tools to integrate with established processes to keep data safe and support compliance requirements.

Collaborative editing and document sharing enables users to get work done with other users in real-time, from co-editable online documents with the ability to share and comment on traditional office documents in real time.

The product’s unified inbox offers a single interface that allows users to see, sort and filter all their personal and professional content from various social messaging services, e-mail, Wave, etc all in one place.

The collaboration platform also provides real-time awareness and chat facility that lets users know exactly when their colleagues are available via people, group and message activity monitoring.


Novell Pulse will be generally available in the first half of 2010 in a cloud deployment, and with an on-premise deployment option in a subsequent release.

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Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 22:19:03 IST