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Friday, June 09, 2006

Wikis as a compliance tool? 

Who'd have thought that a Wiki would at some point become the thing that we all use in a corporate environment to meet compliance and audit requirements? It would certainly be an interesting step because most people's exposure to Wikis is with Wikipedia with all the doutbs about the trustworthiness of its content.

As I've been saying, things often end up being a killer app in an area that's most unexpected. Is the audit trail built into Wikis their killer feature? Michael Arrington of TechCrunch hints at this with the announcement by Dan Brinklin, who created VisiCalc, that SocialText will get exclusive distribution rights for his wikiCalc software.

This thought has legs, as they say.
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