Last week I got a call from friend and colleague Pia Waugh - saying she needed some Plan C magic from Creative Contingencies. The Melbourne venue for the 3rd installment of Senator Lundy's Public Sphere event had fallen through with only 5 days to go. I called around some of my contacts, most of whom were booked out. But Trinity College not only came through with a suitable space, and great catering, but mobilised internal resources to put in place a wireless network with broadband access to the Internet where previously there was no such access. Wow.
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Cynthia Karena reported on using wikis in biztech section of The Age a couple of weeks back. In preparing her article she interviewed me about wikis, and followed up with some questions via email.
Creative Contingencies uses a wiki to liaise and collaborate with our clients. And we also host wikis for other small to medium businesses. Larger businesses will have a communications structure in place, but a wiki is a cheap and simple way for smaller businesses to start working collaboratively on documentation tasks. We use Mediawiki - primarily because it's the same software used by Wikipedia, and many people are familiar with it. If they learn mediawiki syntax, they can also use that on other wikis.