Read about PBwiki in InformationWeek

InformationWeek just came out with a great article on the impact of Web 2.0 collaboration tools like PBwiki on the role of IT.  Web 2.0 and Software-as-a-Service represent a major paradigm shift for IT managers, but as InformationWeek puts it:

“You can ignore Web 2.0 tools, or try to shoo users away. If you take one of these approaches, let us know how it works out for you. A better approach is to embrace new collaboration methods, whether through an in-house deployment, a software-as-a-service option, or both.”

Longtime customer and FOP (friend-of-PBwiki) Doug Cornelius also had some nice quotes about PBwiki versus SharePoint:

“It’s a classic story of enterprise 2.0,” says Goodwin Procter’s Cornelius. “We’re up and running with PBwiki in 30 seconds, and SharePoint is taking a year.” Fact is, users will find ways to make their working lives more convenient–with or without the input of IT. This is particularly true when it comes to Web collaboration tools.

Music to our ears. 

Published by Chris Yeh

Chris has been building Internet businesses since 1995. He has been a founder, founding employee, or seed investor in almost a dozen startups, including PBworks, and advises a wide array of startups ranging from network equipment makers to vertical search engines. He liked his investment in PBworks so much, he decided to join the company. Chris earned two degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

3 thoughts on “Read about PBwiki in InformationWeek

  1. Hi, I am launching right into PBwiki 2.0 and have hit some snags. Is it me or are there glitches. We are creating a fabulou interactive summer reading list on PBWiki. This is such an undertaking. I want to have podcast excerpts on the wiki and show some voice threads or other slide show/perhaps a video. You get the idea. Here are snags:

    can’t turn off underscore/ital/bold when I highlight and click –very intermittent and frustrating.

    Google gadgets — that preview button is not a good option as you can’t preview the code until you save the page anyway.

    is everything working? or when things go wrong can I assume that there may still be glitches. I am a regulary user of the old pbwiki.

  2. Nancy,

    Sounds like you’re asking about two things:

    1) Text formatting seems to be broken. This is a bug, and you should definitely report it.

    Click the “Tell us what you think about PBwiki 2.0” link and report it as a bug.

    2) the Google Gadgets preview doesn’t show you what the gadget will look like. This is an enhancement request. Click the “Tell us what you think about PBwiki 2.0” link and add it as a feature request.

    Thanks for using PBwiki with your class!

  3. Hi-
    i am having very good time when i use the PBwiki.also I forgot some of my bussines appointments and Daily meals and i spend long hours on my desk top computer in order to read all the messages.
    thanks for using the PBwiki

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