TWiki Success Story of Thomson Learning
Thomson Learning is a traditional publisher of Educational electronic and print products. I am attaching a podcast and an article regarding our implementation of twiki at Thomson Learning.
- Thomson Teaches Tech Through Twikis - Feb 2007 - Quoting: Another upside is that the technology has dramatically cut down on the amount of time it takes to circulate, edit and collaborate on documents. "Before, you’d be using Word," Birla said. "You’d have to complete everything, make sure your document is perfect, and then send it to the second person. Then they’d go through everything, track changes, and send it to the third person and so on, it would take 2-3 weeks. Now, with the wiki, someone posts, and immediately everyone in the group can respond and manipulate one document. We can get an RFP out in 2-3 days now."
- Wiki deployment and adoption at Thomson Learning - 21 Feb 2007
The implementation of a Wiki at our workplace has educated us on the power of social computing. We are now looking into Wikis as a way to create content for our electronic publishing practice.
I've also taken up helping others get started with using Wikis for internal corporate communications as well as a method for creating content for textbook and encyclopedic content.
I've helped large companies like Ford Motor company and smaller boutique private equity firms leverage wikis for internal collaboration.
-- Asheesh Birla
- 22 Feb 2007