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WikiVote! :"We use MediaWiki and Semantic MediaWiki as a base for our collaboration platform as the main business of our company is creating laws and legislative acts editing systems.
We also use MediaWiki for two other important tasks: creating forecasts, strategic foresights and professional standards.
MediaWiki has been chosen because it proves its effectiveness in both small enterprise projects and high-loaded public websites.
It is also the platform for Semantic MediaWiki which is the most advanced semantic content management system on the market.
We consider MediaWiki to be the foundation of our platform for enterprise knowledge management and useful framework upon which we can build useful systems for determining agreements of professional communities.
We like MediaWiki active user and developer community and want to be part of it."
— Yury Katkov, Chief Developer, WikiVote!.
- Company profile: WikiVote is Russian-based company that specializes in crowdsourcing.
The projects include crowdsourcing of the legislative acts, creating the strategic foresights and roadmaps for companies or professional communities, regional idea-management projects.
Vistaprint (Wikipedia article):"We launched our internal MediaWiki site, Vistawiki, in March 2007.
Vistawiki has been a huge success, with over 150,000 topics, thousands of active users worldwide, and over 50 custom-written extensions.
Since inception, Vistawiki has had over 35 million page views and 1.3 million edits, and it currently averages 1500 edits per day.
Vistawiki's story has been covered in several business journals and blogs, including Training Magazine, the Portals And KM blog, and Jacob Morgan's blog."
— Daniel J. Barrett, Director of Learning and Knowledge Management, and author of the book MediaWiki (O'Reilly Media, 2008).
- Company profile: Vistaprint, N.V. (Nasdaq: VPRT) empowers 15 million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional print and digital solutions by leading the way in marketing, innovative technologies, custom products and manufacturing excellence.
We offer a broad range of products and services via 25 easy-to-access, localized websites globally and by shipping to more than 130 countries around the world. Our customers benefit from our unique business model supported by proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities and direct marketing expertise.
CUSTIS :"Our company began to use MediaWiki in 2004. Many organizations considered only classic documentation tools and strongly regulated documentation procedures at that time - for example, SGML Docbook, LaTeX and various proprietary tools. Knowledge bases were often represented only by SGML project documentation, heaps of Word and CHM documents on shared disks, long rolls of e-mail and even comments in bugtrackers. We decided to use MediaWiki and since then, thanks to its excellent extensibility and simplicity of creating a new content, MediaWiki became a powerful platform for corporate knowledge base with a lot of features. We maintain our own stable MediaWiki distribution named Mediawiki4Intranet; we've made it free & opensource project so other people and companies could also use and support our improvements. For all that, in average, only one employee supports and improves it on a full-time basis.
Now, in the beginning of the year 2013, almost 200 employees work at CUSTIS, and our knowledge base consists of 12 running Mediawiki4Intranet instances with more than 50000 articles.
We use MediaWiki not only as the knowledge base platform in the conventional meaning, but also to keep meeting records, maintain client documentation and even intranet blogs and forums.
And there is more to come - the progress goes on."
— Vitaliy Filippov, Senior Software Developer.
- Company profile: Established in 1996, CUSTIS is developing application software for complex and unconventional problems.
They specialize in customized development and careful integration of large-scale analytical-and-accounting information systems for companies with original and dynamically varying business processes. CUSTIS has huge expertise in building basic software and hardware infrastructure. Clients include Bank of Russia, Gazprombank, Sportmaster, Ministry of Development and Community Facilities of Saratov Region.
Novell (Wikipedia article):"Novell uses MediaWiki extensively.
MediaWiki provides Novell with a powerful tool where customers, partners, and Novell can share and evolve knowlege (wiki.novell.com).
MediaWiki is also the underlying platform for over a dozen Novell-lead open source project websites, including openSUSE.org.
Internally, MediaWiki provides Novell with a collaboration tool to complement traditional messaging tools and as an organizational knowledge repository.
Additionally, Novell Users International, an independent global association of Novell technology professionals, uses MediaWiki at nuinet.com in order to share knowledge and strategies for managing local Novell user group chapters throughout the world."
— Ted Haeger, Director of Novell User Communities.
- Company profile: Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers Software for the Open Enterprise.
With more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell helps customers manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology environments by leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software. With over 20 years of experience, 5,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world, Novell helps customers gain control over their IT operating environment while reducing cost. More information about Novell can be found at http://www.novell.com.
Intel Corporation (Wikipedia article):"I implemented an instance of MediaWiki for use by all 100,000+ employees of the company.
It's called Intelpedia, and was created in November 2005.
In the first year of life, it quickly grew to over 10,000 pages, and almost 3,000 registered contributors.
It averages about 8,000 views and 150 edits per day.
Intelpedia was featured at Wikimania 2006, as part of the organizational use of MediaWiki, and was also featured in a Wall Street Journal article on the same topic."
— Josh Bancroft, Intel employee and Intelpedia creator.
- Company profile: Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, SEHK: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation and based in Santa Clara, California, USA, is the world's largest semiconductor company. Intel is best known for its PC microprocessors, where it maintains roughly 80% market share. Intel also makes motherboard chipsets, network cards and other networking ICs, flash memory, embedded processors, and other devices related to communications and computing.
Wikia (Wikipedia article):"MediaWiki software is the foundation of everything Wikia does today.
It has proved to be extremely scalable and flexible as Wikia has grown to over 230,000 articles and millions of page views.
MediaWiki is a very rich and powerful software tool that is enabling Wikia to build a sustainable business."
— Craig Palmer, Chief Executive Officer.
- Company profile: Since the site's launch in November 2004, over 300,000 wikis have been created and edited by over 5 million registered users. Wikia are already available in over 40 languages.
Wikia already hosts some of the world's largest wikis outside of Wikipedia. Wikia is committed to openness and improving the world, by inviting anyone to contribute web content. Authors retain their own copyrights and allow others to freely reuse their content under the GNU Free Documentation License, allowing widespread distribution of knowledge and ideas.
End Point Corporation
End Point Corporation :"We use MediaWiki for our private intranet to keep track of much of our business.
We have added some customizations (HTTP basic auth logins, a 'watch everything' option) and have installed MediaWiki for several of our clients as well.
Our experience has been good.
What attracted us to MediaWiki is that its markup format is now widely known due to the popularity of Wikipedia, and we wanted to make it easy for users to edit pages.
Installation was fairly straightforward, although some configuration that doesn't match Wikipedia's needs (such as a closed login-only site) wasn't simple, and patches that the developers think won't ever be used by Wikipedia have not been accepted.
But running MediaWiki has been a breeze.
[Our clients] found having a Wiki to be very valuable.
It frees them from the mess of emailing word processing documents back and forth, with conflicting versions, no clear edit history, and no interlinking.
Keeping everything on the server, accessible via a web browser, has been very helpful."
— Jon Jensen, Vice President, Systems and Development.
- Company profile: End Point develops database-backed websites, especially e-commerce, for our clients in many areas. Our technologies of choice are free software such as Interchange, Perl, PostgreSQL, Linux, and Apache.
Gyanasoft :"When Gyanasoft was founded, MediaWiki was one of the very first IT systems we set up, due to our experience using it at previous companies.
It's working out very well as a central repository for all of our knowledge; we use it to store e.g. system administration documents, software installation guides, HR procedures, an internal address book, software tips and tricks, weekly status reports, and all customer project related information."
— Stephen Warren, Software Architect.
- Company profile: Gyanasoft is focused on providing robust embedded software platform architectures, tools and services, targeted at the System-on-a-Chip market, with particular expertise in Consumer electronics equipment and programmable multi-media processors.
Aperture Technologies, Inc.
Aperture Technologies, Inc. :"Aperture is one of the first companies to implement a corporate wiki on its intranet using MediaWiki software.
Installed in December of 2003, we did some of the early development work on MediaWiki to adapt it for use by corporate sites.
Our site is currently available to all employees and is used for all manner of technical documentation, discussions, planning, and as a distribution point for corporate information.
We are considering opening it up to our customers."
— Nicholas Pisarro, Jr., Company cofounder and Sr. Software Developer.
- Company profile: Aperture Technologies, Inc. provides a web based product, Aperture VISTA®, that is an enterprise software solution which reduces operational risk and improves efficiency through the visual management of the data center.
It does this by improving planning, design, provisioning, troubleshooting and reporting.
NASA :"The “Old Way”: Multiple ﬁle type/sources lead to conﬂicting information, poor revision control. Updates required multiple ﬁles to be revised, file deletion or override was not uncommon. The “Wiki Way”: A single source for information; Outside databases and sources can be linked from wiki pages; Better revision control; Not just ﬁle searchable, but content searchable: semantic.
Wiki = One stop shop for information; Helps reveal gaps in knowledge management; Promotes group ownership of knowledge. Until [the] wiki was implemented, Meeting Minutes were captured via email – Information was lost in crowded inboxes – Cumbersome to search. Extension:Semantic MediaWiki was used to create Meeting Minutes form: served as a catalyst to get new users involved in the wiki.
[The wiki] received NASA JSC Director Innovation Award in 2013."
— Scott Wray, Daren Welsh and James Montalvo, EVA Wiki (NASA Mission Operations).
- Company profile: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
Honestcollars :"We choose MediaWiki to be the base software as it provides the complete backbone needed for any modern website including features like API, access management, user login, caching, etc which we coupled skins and various extensions to fit our requirements.
Our favorites among these are Foreground skin, SemanticMediaWiki, SemanticResultsFormats, FbLogin, LocalS3Repo, and more.
MediaWiki at Honestcollars is used as a front-end e-commerce website, for various sales and bill of quantities management processes with in-house developed extensions and libraries.
Overall we have been using MediaWiki since 2 years now, it has saved us from a lot unnecessary rework, made our time to market much shorter and at the same time helped us contribute back to open source."
— Nischay Nahata, Co-founder, honestcollars.
- Company profile: Honestcollars is an online marketplace for home interiors where home owners can connect with handpicked interior designers and get their home interiors done with quality guarantee by Honestcollars.
Dizions Limited :"I brought in MediaWiki to deal with the ever growing amount of internal documentation that was shared across multiple sources.
We had already used it successfully for a number of years for our public-facing used documentation.
In 2017 we implemented it internally as a staff reference resource.
We currently use MediaWiki as a fully searchable Wiki for a single source of up-to-date, best practice guidance, documentation and a general knowledge-base for internal teams."
— Hywel Watts, Senior Software Engineer.
- Company profile: Dizions Limited provides scalable, easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions for organisations in the public and third sectors.
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