Information collaboration is the deep integration of information across teams, tools, and applications, with a common semantic web based infrastructure, enabling comprehensive organization-wide collaboration.
zAgile Wikidsmart: Just plug in your tools and applications for a comprehensive information collaboration dashboard across your teams.
Challenges of the Traditional Enterprise Wiki
Whereas a wiki provide an easy mechanism for users to collaborate, develop and maintain documentation and other content within an enterprise, its inherent wiki characteristics also come with some natural limitations:
Previous Approaches to Semantic Enablement of Wikis
There have been a number of semantic wiki initiatives that have attempted to tackle some combinations of the limitations outlined above. They can be categorized into two groups, each with their own limitations:
zAgile Wikidsmart’s Semantic Enablement of Wikis
zAgile Wikidsmart's approach to semantic enablement of wikis addresses the natural limitations of wikis outlined earlier, and it also takes an architectural approach that overcomes the limitations of other implementations that strive to provide similar capabilities. The architectural benefits extend the ability of Wikidsmart to become an enterprise information portal, or “information collaboration dashboard.” zAgile provides the ability to semantically enable popular wikis, allowing users to:
zAgile’s architectural approach:
These extensions can be developed for any commercial or open source wiki, provided that the wiki supports a means for development of user extensions.
zAgile's solution for semantic enablement of wikis consists of the following high-level functional components:
Wikidsmartís semantic wiki engine turns your enterprise wiki into an information dashboard:
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Limitations of Other Semantic Wikis
zAgile Wikidsmart provides semantic enablement of wikis and leverages the following high-level functional components:
Wikidsmart enables you to create semantically enabled forms within your wiki
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