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KM and Intranets

Nick Finck

December 1, 2004 at 10:22 AM

Here is an interesting post about how Avenue A/Razorfish uses blogs & social networks for internal collaboration. It's interesting to see how other companies are adopting these technologies. At my workplace, ZAAZ, we have setup a Wiki for internal collaboration. I tend to prefer the functionality of a Wiki over a blog for the simple reason that it's dynamic. On a blog the information is in the form of a static a post. Comments are rarely editable by the author once they are posted. On a Wiki information is dynamic, anyone can edit it. Comments can be placed right in the document below the information the comment pertains to. Even more so, in an Intranet environment each change can be tagged with who has edited it which makes people more accountable for their changes. We use FlexWiki and it seem to work great... it's not 100% perfect, but it is evolving and with a little help it will be an ideal KM solution. I hear Amazon.com also uses a Wiki.

Comments

Joshua Kaufman

December 2, 2004 at 3:52 AM

Hi Nick. I'm just curious: what Wiki platform are you using at ZAAZ? I think a Wiki for internal communication is great, and something that I'm going to look into for my employer.

Nick Finck

December 2, 2004 at 7:44 AM

I mentioned this in my post, FlexWiki. We are running on the Windows sever platform so this was idea.. it's ease of use and natrual integration with Windows was ideal. None of the other Wiki platforms we looked at that stated they run on Windows worked well. I mean, its like they were designed for Unix but also happened to run on Windows if you did a lot of hacking.

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