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It's a Wiki World
 

There are hundreds of wikis to choose from, and finding the best one for your business can be confusing. Here are three good options that require varying levels of tech know-how.
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  1. JotSpot
    • Why We Like It Web-hosted service is a cinch to launch, with templates for managing meetings, directories, and client relationships.

    • Cool Extras JotSpot Tracker turns your wiki into an interactive spreadsheet and lets you get rid of Excel.

    • Price First five users are free; after that, $9 to $250 a month, depending on the number of users.

  2. Socialtext
    • Why We Like It Lots of options--from an inexpensive hosted service to an enterprise system with its own Dell server.

    • Cool Extras A free open-source version encourages users to fix bugs and add features.

    • Price Hosted version costs $495 per year for five users; $10 a month for each additional user. Enterprise system has a $9,995 start-up fee.

  3. PmWiki
    • Why We Like It It's the true open-source alternative. It takes some tech smarts to use, but once you've downloaded the software, it's totally customizable.

    • Cool Extras A far-flung community of developers is constantly adding new features, such as an easy-to-use control panel.

    • Price Free.

Last updated: Feb 1, 2006

DARREN DAHL is a contributing editor at Inc. Magazine, which he has written for since 2004. He also works as a collaborative writer and editor and has partnered with several high-profile authors. Dahl lives in Asheville, NC.




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