What is a Wiki?
In Hawaiian, "wiki wiki" means quick. A wiki is a quick way to build a
website on the fly (interactively on the server) for:
Documenting Internal Procedures and
Providing a Common Place for
Collaboration on Projects
Granting Easy Access to Documents,
Spreadsheets, Presentations, etc.
Creating a Knowledge Base for Customers
Wikis are everywhere on the web:
Wikipedia (editable encyclopedia)
FoxWikis (programming information for
Microsoft Visual FoxPro)
WikiTravel (world travel guide)
From wiki.org (http://wiki.org/wiki.cgi?whatiswiki)
Wiki is a piece of server software that allows
users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki
supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and
crosslinks between internal pages on the fly.
Wiki is unusual among group communication
mechanisms in that it allows the organization of contributions to be edited in
addition to the content itself.
Like many simple concepts, "open editing" has some
profound and subtle effects on Wiki usage. Allowing everyday users to create
and edit any page in a Web site is exciting in that it encourages democratic
use of the Web and promotes content composition by nontechnical users.
Unlike traditional websites or intranets, wikis don't require much in the way
of planning. A simple PC with a web server can be the basis. The
wiki starts with a single page that can be edited and expanded upon very easily.
The website that gets created:
Allows Pages to be Formatted
Displays Graphics and Links
Shows Changes Made and Pages Changed
The information for the site is stored in standard data files (text, MySQL, Access, DBFs).
Liveware can help you setup and configure your own Wiki.
Contact us to get a free onsite visit and analysis of your requirements.