Yesterday, I was pleased to have the opportunity to discuss a company’s internal use of MediaWiki in some depth. Although no longer actively involved, I do still take an interest in how people proceed with developing things – once they wipe the introductory text off the main page, where a wiki goes is completely up to them. It’s becoming pretty clear that a lot of companies see the benefits of using a wiki for internal documentation/communications – the ease of contribution and the freedom to structure as you please are, I think, two major factors in play here.
It seems to me that this particular organisation is generally very pleased with what MediaWiki offers them, and with the concept in general. Interestingly, they’ve managed to get pretty much 100% buy-in from all employees, which some companies would probably think of as a holy grail – getting people to work with the wiki is often a major problem in setting one up.
Better people than I have written extensively on the subject of enterprise wiki deployment. Nevertheless, I figured I’d share this. There’s also something pretty weird about seeing, first hand, a commercial enterprise using a piece of software you’ve contributed to.