Wiki for enterprises

December 10, 2008

“A wiki is a collaborative website where users can create and edit pages. Wikis fall conceptually under the broad concept of content management, and you could certainly use your existing CMS to create a wiki-like site. However, wikis bring unique characteristics that differentiate them from a run-of-the-mill content management systems.

Wikis emphasize ease of content creation. This simplicity comes mostly from many sources:

  • A wiki markup language that provides a short-hand way of formatting text and linking documents.
  • The ability of users to create and edit pages directly and independently.
  • A bottom-up approach to site structure and navigation.
  • Very simple templating.
  • A conscious decision to eschew workflow or even simple approval steps.”

From: Mark Choate (2006): What makes an enterprise wiki?

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One Response to “Wiki for enterprises”

  1. Abbe Says:

    The best way to know if a wiki will work for your company is to try it out. Quality enterprise wiki products will offer trials.

    https://samepage.spwiki.com/wikiReg/jsp/registration.jsp


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