Ed Taekema - Road Warrior Collaboration 19.11.2003

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A blog looking at business communication, knowledge management, scripting tools, OS technology news and other things of interest to mobile tech workers. As I find interesting news this will also contain pointers to thoughts related to configuration managment, change management and general software development.

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A new Personal Wiki Discovery - Portable Wiki!

Perhaps this isn't so revolutionary, but it was definitely an Aha moment for me. I use my wiki primarily as a 'closed door' office. As I travel to different consulting engagements, it is the home for most of my work products.

It recently occured to me that I can open the door... So, I have been able to turn my personal wiki into a full fledged wiki when the occasion seems right. I plug into a client's network and make my wiki available to the group I am working with. Everything is recorded in my Wiki ... this will make requirement meetings, status reports reviews, planning sessions quite different. Then I unplug it.

My personal Wiki can be transformed into a Portable Wiki! (Portable in the sense that it can move with me but still be a collaborative document environment where ever I am working ...)

This likely means that I need to think about security a bit and I hadn't planned on it... But I think it is worth it.

posted at 18:58:56    #

Pollard on Personal Productivity Improvement

There is a ton of material here that I need to dig into ... but for now this link will have to do. Thanks to McGees Musings for the pointer to Pollard's blog. Great Stuff.

My adventures with a Personal Wiki are really trying to capture some of the same benefits but in a single user mode.

Source: McGees Musings
posted at 18:53:36    #

Crucial thinking about intranets

Jack points to this article about developments on the intranet front by Gerry McGovern. Emphasis so far is on Management buyin and support being supercritical to the success of any serious intranet effort. I think this applies regardless of how big or small the organization is.

I think this is even more critical if you are going to add social networking tools like blogs and wikis that are different into the intranet space.

I am interested in experiences that people have had introducing Wiki and Blogs into the intranet space. If anyone has a secret hoard of experience /reports from the front lines, please post them in the comments. I'll summarize them here.

Source: Knowledge Jolt with Jack
posted at 17:29:20    #
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