Enterprise Strength, Wiki Simple

    March 21, 2005

Socialtext relaunched it’s product line at PC Forum with three core offerings …

  1. Socialtext Enterprise: Enterprise Strength, Wiki Simplicity
  2. Socialtext.net: Quick and Simple Hosted Collaboration
  3. Socialtext.org: Affordable Collaboration for Non-Profits

What’s new is the Enterprise product now has all that boring stuff that enterprises actually need for collaboration at scale. We have had our Appliance deployed at great companies like Veritas for over a year now. Over time, an ecology of use arises and before it becomes a victim of its own success you really need enterprise monitoring, storage and backup.

Also new, besides the look and feel, are email integration features that let you work from your email client. Email to category or blog post, email this page using the address book of the space, HTML email so you can WYSIWYG if you really have to and round-trip editing. Gaining adoption for a wiki is not an easy thing, and most of the success is in practices we have learned over the last two years, but features that adapt to the existing information flow really help.

But more than anything, we are keeping things simple. If you ever need to explain what a wiki is to someone, just point them to this page.

Ross Mayfield is CEO and co-founder of Socialtext, an emerging provider of Enterprise Social Software that dramatically increases group productivity and develops a group memory.

He also writes Ross Mayfield’s Weblog which focuses on markets, technology and musings.