Integration of E-mail with Wikis

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog about using wiki as an email storage. Looks as if this is not such a novel idea, after all. I saw a news item today about a company called Mindtouch that provides a connector from Outlook to wikis. Here is the info from the KM World article titled E-mail goes Wiki.

MindTouch says its Connector for Microsoft Outlook is the latest enhancement for the MindTouch Managed Office Server (MOS), which the company describes as an onsite Wiki appliance specifically designed to meet the information management needs of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The company further explains MindTouch MOS sits behind a customer’s firewall, allowing companies to maintain control of their data by keeping it on their own networks.

Here is what MindTouch lets your organization do:

  • Easily find, share and act upon information
  • Build a repository of past documents for re-use
  • Eliminate version control issues
  • Always use the most current information
  • Collaborate on projects
  • Automate processes
  • Capture and share best practices

As people get comfortable with the notion of collaboration with wikis, we will see more connectors and better integration with other information sources.