Google announced last week it would end development of Wave as a stand-alone collaboration tool. While Wave was ground-breaking in terms of delivering an ability for groups of individuals to collaborate in real time around a mix of text and rich media, governance concerns limited adoption by those who could most benefit: business users.
Google did say it would continue development of Wave, but instead seek to integrate it into its other applications. As a model for future collaboration, Wave did make a wave. But its greatest impact will be to drive co-authoring capabilities into other collaboration applications.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.