This is a presentation that was to be delivered at the IQPC Weblog and Wiki Summit on February 1, 2005. The Summit was cancelled, but I have published the presentation.
Weblog tools provide a low-cost, high value alternative to larger content management and systems in the enterprise. Grassroots publishing tools such as weblogs and wikis are finding use in projects ranging from communication, information management, collaboration and social networking in communities of practice, across medium to large sized business units and even at the enterprise level. This session provides a snapshot of selected projects within a large corporation that use weblog applications for different goals and purposes. Weblogs are suited to specific needs fulfillment, yet they also create other issues of manageability within their informations ecologies. We will discuss both the solutions they provide and the problems they create and will discuss a generalized roadmap for dealing with the growth of weblog output.
From this presentation, you should be able to:
1) Observe and evaluate corporate experiences in grassroots publishing and knowledge creation using weblogs
2) Identify issues that may arise with the organic growth of grassroots-created information
3) Establish best practices for your users, your goals and your information ecology
Note: These slides were updated in the Enterprise Weblogging: Using weblogs for communication & information management presentation.