[Mediawiki-l] Benefits of using wiki in a corporate environment-how to convience?

Jack D. Pond jack.pond at psitex.com
Sun Oct 17 18:34:48 UTC 2010


I think you'll find the answer to this question of "benefits of a wiki", in
the non-technical advice given by George:

Some good resources:

Shirky's "Here Comes Everybody" and "Cognitive Surplus" books, Tapscott and
Williams "Wikinomics" book and the many magazine and web articles that came
out of that linked off the Wikipedia article on Wikinomics.

There's a lot more; those will get you started. 


I hate to use the word "wiki" because it seems to undervalue the concept of
collaboration by giving it a cute name.  You are correct inasmuch as the
technology is not the driving factor.  That's why this page might help your


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> corporate environment-how to convience?
> > reasonably common within organizations I've been at, though 
> some have 
> > used Twiki or Plone or another one instead of MediaWiki.  I 
> advocate 
> > for it, and prefer using MediaWiki.
> Just to give more clarity:
> I am more looking for benefits of wiki in general and not 
> which tools to use because if we decide to use wiki then it 
> will be mediawiki indeed. I think it is great platform!. So 
> the question is not "Which wiki tool?" but "Why wiki (concept wisel)".
> It wold be really nice if we can have a wiki page on the 
> Internet, specifically targeted for conviencing executive 
> managment and bosses (just like sometimes you have to 
> convience them for using open source tools). This will really 
> lead to quicker adoptation of wiki in corporate environment.
> Thanks for the pointers tough.
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