Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0

Enterprise Wiki Tools

The Internet is the most famous distribution system in the world. Wiki is becoming one of the most  popular social media tools for the organization of communication.

The following is a list of the popular open-source Wiki software for collaboration in the enterprise and community.

  • MediaWiki – is the world’s most popular web-based open-sourced software. Wiki platform, a software package is written in PHP programming language and requires either a PostgreSQL or MySQL database. It was developed in 2003 and used on all projects of the Wikimedia Foundation. It can be used both internally as intranet or externally as company public wiki on the Interent.
  • TWiki – is an open-source enterprise agility and Web 2.0 platform which is the most popular wiki used behind the corporate firewall. It is written in Perl programming language. It was founded by Peter Thoeny in 1998. It can be used for both internal and external networks of an organization.
  • xWiki – is a free open-source wiki and web application platform. It is an enterprise Wiki software package licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). It was originally developed by Ludovic Dubost and was first released in January 2003. All XWiki software is developed in Java programming language and uses a relational database management system such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and HSQLDB..
  • MindTouch Core – is an enterprise-grade collaboration, wiki and mashup platform. It is built on C# using .NET/Mono/PHP.
  • PmWiki – is a web-base software wiki platform and distributed under a General Public License. It is written by university professor and Perl 6 developer Patrick R. Michaud in the PHP programming language and uses  a relational database management system like MySQL or SQLite databases for data storage.


MediaWiki. 2010. Wikipedia.

TWiki. 2010. Wikipedia.

PmWiki. 2010. Wikipedia.

MindTouch Core. 2010. Geeknet.


Comments on: "Enterprise Wiki Tools" (8)

  1. I agree, I believe that wiki will play an important role to coorporations and by utilising wiki, documents will stay consistant and things would me much easier to keep track of. Good post you have there!

    • Hi Lien. from my point of view, i think Wiki is a power tool with Web 2.0 technology. We have been used it as an Intranet and a Knowledge Management for different context. I am totally with you that it a collaboration tool/platform made for people to share, to engage, to interacte and to communicate with others.

  2. I completely agree with everything you’ve said.It’s obvious that wiki’s are very useful, but what about the potential risks involved? There were even some recent articles that suggest that may actually diminish productivity.


    • Hi Anthony, i am agree with what you said. It definitely peak with benefits and risks. Thanks for the extra inforamtion. This webiste also talks about the risks of using Wiki

  3. 雖然寫的好多我都看不懂,但是WIKI TOOLS在現代的卻很實用,比方說做報告不用去讀到很多相關原文書,就可以了解其中想要找的內容,或是一些不懂的東西、事物、人文…etc. 都可以親易找到也很容易收尋也很實用的到,我個人認為WIKI tools 是個很實用的參考書!

    • 是阿…我同意你的說法…Wikipedia就是其中一個最好的使用Wiki的example了…Wikipedia是一個non-commercial的encyclopedia…就像你說的現在有很多人都是在Wikipedia找尋資料…它的準確性也不起commercial的Encyclopaedia Britannica的差.

  4. Have you personally tried any of them?

    I have had a play with MindTouch Core and TWiki.

    MindTouch Core was a breeze to test by downloading the VM, I found that it was very easy to set up and after a few minutes I had it authenticating against our Active Directory server.

    I am currently still playing with TWiki and havn’t found any downsides to it yet.

    What did you find best?

    • Hi Justin, I have tried Media Wiki, TWiki and PBWorks before. For both TWiki and PBworks, they all quite easy to set up and also have a good user friendly interface. I am personally perfer using PBWorks. What about you?

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