Enterprise wikis: an introduction
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Enterprise wikis: an introduction



A brief presentation of wikis in enterprises: definition, characteristics, benefits, etc.

A brief presentation of wikis in enterprises: definition, characteristics, benefits, etc.



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  • Enterprise wikis : an introduction by XWiki
  • What is a wiki?
  • Naissance en 1995 "the simplest online database that could possibly work". 1995: Birth of the wiki
  • Wikipedia: a success!
  • « A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content. » (from Wikipedia itself) Definition
  • The wiki, a new way to work together
  • First was the document
  • Then was the e-mail
  • Eventually came the wiki...
  • Wiki = e-mail for groups
  • Working better together
  • Wikis' added value
  • Flexibility
  • Transparency
  • Extensibility
  • Speed
  • Dynamysm
  • Uniqueness
  • Openness
  • Customization
  • A wiki, what for?
  • Collaborate Cooperate Organize Structure Select Comment Discuss Exchange Find Tag cloud Create
  • Wiki use examples
  • Knowledge Management Acquiring, improving and sharing corporate knowledge.
  • Intranet Information publishing for a company's employees.
  • Project management Before the project: centralize project-related information. During the project: follow the project's evolution. After the project: business cases, etc.
  • Document creation Create, modify, improve and review documents together.
  • Group collaboration A wiki can be used as a company's main collaboration tool.
  • Support Provide support to your customers and product users.
  • Knowledge base Create a FAQ or a knowledge base for your clients.
  • Wikis and ROI
  • «  What is important cannot always be measured and what can be measured is not always important » (Albert Einstein) Value creation
  • Benefits from wikis Time gain Cost reduction Better knowledge sharing Higher autonomy
  • Benefits from wikis Development of a feeling of belonging Improved reactivity Knowledge transfert Exchange fluidity
  • Benefits from wikis Identify experts Better team spirit And the list goes on !
  • The future of wikis
  • Gartner's predictions
  • For the coming years « Gartner predicts that wikis – such as the popular Wikipedia online encyclopedia – should become commonplace in at least 50 percent of enterprises worldwide within the next four years. » (Aaron Tan, ZDNet Asia, 7 juin 2005)
  • Why choosing XWiki?
  • XWiki : more than a wiki ! An application development tool that can be used to answer a wide range of needs and use cases A wiki you can easily connect with existing tools (such as LDAP) Wide range of customization and setup options
  • XWiki, the company A team mixing many compatencies Innovative and optimized project management practices Sound technological partners A company ahead of its market Effective Research & Development
  • www.xwiki.com - contact@xwiki.com +33 (0)1 45 42 40 90