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Monday, October 30, 2006

Why Wikis Are Conquering the Enterprise

Found via 7 Days and More, interesting article on - Why Wikis Are Conquering The Enterprise by Michael Hickins. Couple of thoughts from the article:
  • adoption is coming mainly from project managers and department-level executives not senior management (and, of course, corporate learning was not mentioned)
  • "In almost every big corporation, some group is already using a wiki," said Andrew McAfee, associate professor of technology and operations management at the Harvard Business School.

This echoes what I've been seeing as well. It's kinda like Web Servers, Open Source and other technologies creeping into the enterprise through the back door because it provides value, can be done by workgroups without corporate sponsorship, and provides immediate value.

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