Where are your corporate document assets (standard operating procedures, research findings, efficiency reports ….)?
Odds are they’re hiding in word documents or PDFs buried in folders nested 10 categories deep on a internal network server that can only be accessed from within the office network and never gets backed up. I know…sounds like a worst case scenario but you’d be surprised at just how many companies find themselves in this position. While this situation often suites IT departments just fine (it’s easy to manage and secure) it can be very costly to your organization in the long term.
Information assets are the equivalent of corporate gold and should be:
- permission level provisioned
- readily available
- well categorized
- easily searched
Enter TWiki® – the Open Source Enterprise Wiki and Web 2.0 Application Platform
A flexible, powerful, and easy to use enterprise wiki, enterprise collaboration platform, and web application platform. It is a Structured Wiki, typically used to run a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, or any other groupware tool, on an intranet, extranet or the Internet. Users without programming skills can create web applications. Developers can extend the functionality of TWiki with Plugins. TWiki fosters information flow within an organization, lets distributed teams work together seamlessly and productively, and eliminates the one-webmaster syndrome of outdated intranet content. – http://twiki.org/
We’ve been using and installing TWiki for 2 years now and while we’ve yet to migrate all of our corporate documents off of the office server – “dinosaur” in the closet – we can’t imagine going a day without our TWiki. The ability to search our documents online, collaborate and easily add new content based on login permission is just wonderful.
While TWiki type technology has mostly been the privy of large organizations, small to medium sized companies should also consider the great benefits of a corporate Wiki. The costs are surprisingly low (especially if you go with an open source solution) and information is easily secured and provisionalable based on login credentials.
Contact Us today to find out how you can get started with a TWiki install.