Wikis at Sun Microsystems: The Ongoing Evolution [ABSTRACT]
Wednesday, 8th October 2008
Since their start as a grassroots collaboration tool inside Sun Microsystems, wikis have come a long way. Scott Brown describes the evolution of wikis inside the enterprise and looks ahead at the role they may play for the company in the future.
Since their start as a grassroots collaboration tool inside Sun Microsystems, wikis have come a long way. Scott Brown describes the evolution of wikis inside the enterprise and looks ahead at the role they may play for the company in the future.ur Digital Libraries & Research blog.
The great thing about the launch of wikis.sun.com was that it provided an enterprise-wide wiki platform; there wasn't the need to try to convince a wiki admin to give you a space. The downside was, at least at the time of launch, there wasn't the ability to have a wiki just for employee use. The wiki had to be external-facing.
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About this item:
Scott Brown is the owner of Social Information Group (http://www.socialinformationgroup.com), an independent information practice
that focuses on the effective use of social networking tools for sharing and
finding information. His forthcoming book, "Social Information: Gaining
Competitive and Business Information Using Social Media Tools"
will be published in late 2012. He has worked with libraries, Fortune 500
companies, startups, government organisations and individuals to help them
understand and effectively use these tools for their clients, and to drive
increased visibility and return on information resources. He has over 20
years of experience in library and information organisations, in public,
academic and corporate settings. Scott is a regular speaker nationally on
many areas of information work. He is also a professional coach.
You can follow him on Twitter at @socialinfo.
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