A timely Google Wave reality check – it’ll be interesting to see how Google Wave compares with competitive alternatives, including the ones referenced in this article along with Microsoft Office 2010 (including Office Web apps)
Google's Wave collaboration platform will soon face its first true test when the company rolls it out to 100,000 consumer and business users. Perhaps the biggest mystery is what companies will do to build on top of the Wave platform. British Telecom's Ribbit VOIP arm plans to launch telephony-based gadgets built specifically for the Google Wave platform. Moreover, Google isn't the only company embracing real time for collaboration. Companies such as Etherpad and Watchitoo already offer real-time collaboration.