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Recommendations for Internal Wiki
What is a good wiki/collaboration tool for non-technical users?

I need to recommend a wiki software for use by our higher management. They're spread out globally and would like various collaborative tools to discuss, edit, manage these business plans. Lotsa business plans, most get rejected but for some reason, they enjoy doing it.

Also, did I mention higher management? As in, not very technically competent.

What would you recommend?

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Just stay clear of SharePoint. The developers will be eternally grateful. – user12925 Sep 28 '09 at 11:40

I would recommend Confluence. The wiki portion of the tools is very easy to use and once you get used to it, you can add other features created by atlassian if you want like bug tracking with Jira, Code reviews with Crucible, etc.
Here is a demo of the wiki tool (about 50 mins long).

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as well as the demo, you could consider getting an online trial too - – Chii Sep 28 '09 at 11:50

How about Google Documents? It allows collaborative editing and seems easy enough to use (e.g., offers WYSIWYG as opposed to having to learn wiki-markup).

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WYSIWYG is overrated. – Aaron Digulla Sep 28 '09 at 11:52
"Enterprise wikis" like Confluence, XWiki, Foswiki have all a WYSIWYG editor (often a must-have feature non tech users even if I find wiki markup much more effective) – Pascal Thivent Sep 28 '09 at 11:58

I've seen C-level managers using Confluence, XWiki, Foswiki (in order of personal preference) without any problems. All of these products are positioned as "Enterprise wikis" and are mature wiki implementations. Please note that Confluence is a commercial solution (not that expensive though).

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+1 for confluence – Chii Sep 28 '09 at 11:47

It is third time in last days I can recommned trac. It has roadmap, tickets (bugs and proposals), timeline (changes in code in time), and wiki. I think bussiness, admins and programmers can collaborate with this nice tool.

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Stay away from Mindtouch software. Our company has just created an internal portal using this wiki software and the functionality is very limited.

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