Enterprise Integration with ... Wiki?

Loraine Lawson

Here's a tool for integration of information systems you might have overlooked: Wiki.

 

I bet you're thinking that means simple project collaboration on an enterprise integration project -- though if you haven't checked out the advances wikis have made in this arena, you should. And it doesn't mean using a wiki as a project management tool, either. Nope. This is real, honest-to-open source integration.

 

As software developer Chad Files explains in "Use a Wiki to Integrate Your Information Systems" at IT Manager's Journal, an enterprise wiki can be the repository for support, customer feedback and documentation. Okay, fine. But then Files goes on to explain that, with a few lines of added code, a wiki can pull information from other applications and databases.

 

Okay, it's not going to revolutionize business. Still, talk about plucking the low-hanging fruit. It's an easy, efficient and public integration project.

 

And wouldn't you be just a little amused if wiki became the killer app?



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Apr 15, 2007 5:09 AM Brent Brent  says:
Isn't this what most people are referring to today as the "Semantic Web?" Reply
Apr 23, 2007 2:39 AM Loraine Lawson Loraine Lawson  says:
Good question. I'm still trying to figure that out. I think the difference is in how it functions and the extent to which it functions. You'd set this up manually to pull from specific sources. As I understand it, Semantic web would do this as a function without your interference or needing to specify source. But I'm still trying to piece together a precise meaning for Semantic web. It seems more of an ideal at this point than a specific solution. And I do mean ideal, with the "l." Reply
Jul 17, 2007 8:59 AM Jay Radford Jay Radford  says:
eWEEK has a great article about the Semantic Web plus an interview with Tim Berners-Lee: http://etech.eweek.com/content/web_technology/spinning_the_semantic_web.html Reply

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