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Happy Friday to All! Was wondering what everyone uses for collaboration and content management (information sharing, storage, creation, organization, etc.). We use MediaWiki, an open source package, to document almost everything we do. It has been a great resource as we have been able to document our network, our procedures, protect documents that are only relevant to certain groups, etc. But like everything, it is not perfect. We often find ourselves looking to other avenues to accomplish things that our WiKi can’t do well, like keeping documents in file shares for everyone to access, or using Google docs, using MS Project for project planning, editing spreadsheets in MS Excel because MediaWiKi is too cumbersome.

 

So, what do you use? We’ve looked at a couple of products that look promising such as MS SharePoint, Confluence, Drupal, and Alfresco.

 

Thanks,

 

 

Hector Rios, CCNA, CCA

Assistant Director, Network Engineering

Dept. of Networking and Infrastructure

Information Technology Services

Louisiana State University

Phone: (225) 578-1333

Email: hrios@lsu.edu

 

 

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We have been using Google Sites and Google Docs.  This has been working alright for us, but not perfect.

Photo-documentation continues to be difficult.

We used to use moinmoin.


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Pete Hoffswell - Network Manager
pete.hoffswell@davenport.edu
http://www.davenport.edu
616-732-1101


We’re running pretty much all of our stuff off Drupal as far as internal documentation. So much so, that our in-house developers actually wrote the CAS authentication extensions for it, allowing us to use CAS to protect the drupal content.

 

https://drupal.org/project/cas

 

Dan Scherck

The Evergreen State College

 

We really like confluence.  


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Jeremy L. Gibbs
Systems Administrator / Network Engineer
Utica College IITS

T: (315) 223-2383
F: (315) 792-3814


We use confluence as well, but also link out from confluence to shared google docs for drawings and spreadsheets that are collaboratively edited.

Scott Himes
Director, Network Operations
Information Technology
Biola University | 562.777.4090
jabber/video: scotth@biola.edu


On Jul 26, 2013, at 12:35 , Hector J Rios wrote: > > Happy Friday to All! Was wondering what everyone uses for collaboration and content management (information sharing, storage, creation, organization, etc.). We use MediaWiki, an open source package, to document almost everything we do. Ditto here. -- Julian Y. Koh Acting Associate Director, Telecommunications and Network Services Northwestern University Information Technology (NUIT) 2001 Sheridan Road #G-166 Evanston, IL 60208 847-467-5780 NUIT Web Site: PGP Public Key: ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Insert "Confluence" for FOSwiki and I could have written this.  We use Google Docs for real-time and short-term collaboration, Office (including Visio) for presentation, and Confluence as the knowledge repository. It's not perfect, but there is sufficient integration between those three things that it works very well for us.
-Matthew

We are using mangoapps.com Works well for project management. Mango Apps looks and acts like the Facebook wall, you can comment on everything, you can assign tasks to project members, store and edit documents, create posts (Wikis). All content in your Mangoapps site is searchable from within the site. I wouldn't put any sensitive info in the site though. Works well for packaging projects before, during and after the implementation of the project. --- Nicholas Urrea UC Hastings College of the Law Network and Systems Engineer Information Technology e: urrean@uchastings.edu ext: 4718 helpdesk: e: helpdesk@uchastings.edu ph: 415-565-4625
I wish the drawing tool in Google Docs was more capable -- other than collaborative drawing it seems to serve for most shared documentation presentation needs. We end up using Visio/Dia/Graphviz/Autocad and where necessary export to PNG and paste it into a Google Doc. We have multiple instances of Mediawiki, shared drives (Autocad files esp) and a Remedy db for customer project BOMs plus pdfs of project work scopes. Adi ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
I should add that we also have just started using Lucidchart as a cloud-based replacement for Visio, The functionality is good, it's easy to share and collaborate on documents, you can import existing Visio files, and it has integration with both Google Docs and Confluence.

-Matthew


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