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Wiki and How It Can Be Useful for an Organization

1. Describe and define a wiki and how it can be useful for an organization?
2. Select one of the products that allows you to create a wiki and describe that in detail.
3. Identify one organizational goal that would be supported by that wiki. Explain reasoning.
4. What features, in detail would you offer in the wiki to support that organizational goal?
5. How this is related to the learning objectives from the below readings:

Finney, R. (1999) The Politics of Information and Projects. ITMWEB White Paper. Retrieved 2010, from http://www.itmweb.com/essay008.htm

Schuman, E. (2005) The CIO Who Admitted Too Much. CIOInsight. Retrieved 2010, from http://www.cioinsight.com/article2/0,1540,1852559,00.asp

Strassmann, P.A. (n/a) The Politics of Information Management: Policy Guidelines. Information Economics Press. Retrieved 2010, from http://www.infoeconomics.com/info-politics.php.

Strassmann, P.A. (2005) Check: How to Verify if You are Important. CIOInsight . July 8, 2005. Retrieved October 15, 2007, from http://www.cioinsight.com/article2/0,1540,1849919,00.asp

WIKI INFO:
Grace, P. L. (2009). Wikis as a knowledge management tool. Journal of Knowledge Management, 13(4), 64-74. Retrieved from http://lpis.csd.auth.gr/mtpx/km/material/JKM-13-4b.pdf

One popular site that allows you to create your own personal wiki is: http://pbwiki.com/. Other similar sites are listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_software

Here is a list of existing wikis: http://lists.econsultant.com/top-best-wikis-websites.html.

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Wiki is a website which users can use for adding, modifying, or deleting content. All they need is a web browser and knowledge of markup language. Wikis are typically powered by wiki software and are often created collaboratively by multiple users. Examples of Wiki include community websites, corporate intranets, knowledge management systems, and note taking.

Wiki can be very beneficial to companies. They need not invest in extensive technologies to build their web content. Wiki is a database for creating, browsing, and searching through information without maintaining own database. It allows for complex functions as well apart from basic ease with which pages could be created and updated. Companies need to create intranet to communicate with its employees. Hence there is a need to constantly update web pages with latest information. Hence wiki offers a great platform coupled with ease of operation for companies.

Microsoft SharePoint is a tool which can be used to create wiki. SharePoint provides a variety of ...

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The solution discusses Wiki and how it can be useful for an organization including features, goals and details.

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