Corporate Wikis Go Viral

Two European companies show how the collaborative practice spreads from early adopters of wikis at work to become mainstream business tools

About two years ago, a handful of tech-savvy employees at two very different European companies began dabbling in the use of wikis—collaborative tools that let you build Web pages that allow users to edit documents, share ideas, or monitor the status of a project. Within months, the skunkworks had spawned so many Wiki pages that each company decided to launch an official company wiki.

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