(Part 1 of 7) More and more companies, from start-ups to Fortune 500s, are making greater and greater use of wikis. As the trend and adoption of wikis has spread, so too have the options. There are hundreds of features, plan choices, and price points to consider from all types of wiki providers.
With so many choices available, it would not be possible for me to delve into the good, bad, and desirable improvements of every wiki in existence. I have decided to limit the scope of this discussion of the User eXperience (especially including Usefulness) of wikis to the…
Hosted wiki solutions
.. as determined by their corresponding Alexa rankings.
In addition, later in the discussion, I will also introduce you to 2 other noteworthy wikis…
Both of these wiki providers warrant keeping an eye on as they develop and evolve.
Wikis exist to help the average person contribute to a collection of web pages. Within a corporate environment, whether small or big, new or established, if chosen well, a wiki can contribute to the long term knowledge management and improved collaboration amongst all its users. Success of a wiki starts with support from the organization and continues with use by all within it.
Therefore, starting off on the right foot, with the best wiki available is all that much more crucial. Over the next few weeks, I will discuss the enjoyable, disappointing, and desirable aspects of these 5 wikis, Wikia, wetpaint, PBwiki, Google Sites, and Versionate, and share with you which I find to be today’s ultimate wiki, as well as what to look out for tomorrow.
Think & Share…
What is your company’s current wiki experience? How would you change it?
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