Good WIKI software for govt agency?
March 21, 2011 1:06 PM Subscribe
I need WIKI software that is good to use for a large U.S. federal government agency. Recommendations?
posted by buckaroo_benzai to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am trying to propose that the state branch of the USDA agency that I work for adopt a wiki system as a way to track the information, technical resources, and programs that we provide to the public.
Since it's the federal government, I need something that will plug-in to the Microsoft user authentication system that we use so that creating separate user accounts or logins are not needed. For instance, when we log into our workstations, we have access to Outlook, Office Communicator, and Sharepoint without having to log into each of them individually. I will not consider anything that cannot plug into this system, because it has to be easy for people to use or nobody will use it, and if they have to remember yet another username and password, forget it.
I would like a wiki that is flexible and powerful, yet easy to administer and edit pages. I myself am very technologically proficient, but most people in the agency are not. My vision is to have at least one person in each office in the state to be the liaison for editing the wiki (to add/subtract information to each statewide page, and to possibly administer a page with information about the local office, for example).
It should also be able to create pages that are accessible to the public, and pages that are private to the agency (only viewable to employees who are logged into their PC at work). Ideally there could be one page that serves dual purposes, such that the page serves certain data to a public request, and different data to an intranet request.
What are the best wiki software packages that I should look at?
And yes, I know Sharepoint has a wiki feature, but it is terrible.