Wiki Technology in the Organization Term Paper by Nicky

A paper in the form of a business memo on the use of Wiki technology.
# 151293 | 986 words | 4 sources | APA | 2012 | US


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Description:

This paper provides a general description of Wikis and examines its potential advantages
and disadvantages. The paper concludes with the recommendation that the company should adopt, customize and implement a wiki application, but notes the important issues that the company will need to consider before the final implementation.

Outline:
General Description of Wikis
Potential Advantages
Potential Disadvantages
Recommendation

From the Paper:

"Low cost: This is probably one of the greatest advantages, as a wiki platform provides a "low-cost alternative that brings key editing features into the hands of users" , which basically means that the wiki platform allows an organization to benefit from many of the features of more expensive content management solutions and applications. The low cost is also translated in the post-implementation process: because the wiki applications are reasonably simple and easy to use, the company and company users will probably not need to have post-implementation training and the application will not require any technical support or similar services.
"Availability: there are numerous Wiki applications available, many of them over the Internet to which our company can have access either for free, in many cases, or for a small sum of money.
"Customization: A Wiki application can be customized to fit the exact characteristics and needs of our company communication and joint collaboration. As such, for example, because our company is small, we would not need a large amount of storage, but may want to have other extra features.
"Easy implementation and training: As previously mentioned, the Wiki application would not require a large volume of training for the employees or a difficult implementation in our company."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Tonking, Emma. 2005. Making the Case for a Wiki. Ariadne Magazine. Issue 42 January 2005. On the Internet at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/tonkin/. Last retrieved on November 6, 2009
  • Gordon, Cindy. 2006. Wikis--a disruptive innovation. KM World. On the Internet at http://kmworld.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=15802. Last retrieved on November 6, 2009
  • Schwartz, Ephraim. 2008. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Wiki to Manage Your IT Projects. CIO. On the Internet at http://www.cio.com/article/447199/The_Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Using_a_Wiki_to_Manage_Your_IT_Projects. Last retrieved on November 6, 2009
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using an external wiki over an internal hosted one. On the Internet at http://staffordshireuniversity.pbworks.com/Advantages+and+Disadvantages+of+using+an+external+wiki. Last retrieved on November 6, 2009

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APA Format

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