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Introducing Certified TWiki 4.2 with Built-In Enterprise Social Networking Platform


Certified TWiki 4.2.4 Now Available for Download

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feburary, 18, 2009 — TWIKI.NET, the leading provider of open source enterprise collaboration solutions, today announces the latest release of its Certified TWiki Virtual Appliance (CTVA).

Release 4.2.4 offers significant security enhancements and advanced enterprise search capabilities for Microsoft Office-based file attachments, enabling users to quickly find content across Web pages and file attachments. This release also includes TWikiConnect, an easy-to-use and customizable Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) application at no additional cost.

“This latest version of Certified TWiki extends TWiki functionality in areas critical to business users. TWiki users can now perform advanced search on Microsoft Office-based attachments, import & export from Excel and create PDF files directly from their TWiki pages. With TWiki, organizations can easily migrate from traditional ’email with attachment” mode of information sharing to centralized collaborative content sharing supported by fine grain access control and persistent versioning. Organizations can eliminate time and resources wasted on locating and accessing information people need to get their jobs done" said Will Thomas, COO of TWIKI.NET. Organizations leveraging TWiki for enterprise collaboration can expect dramatic reductions in email volume as well as mis-information resulting from out-of-sync documents. 100% ROI is often realized within 60 days of deployment.

The use of TWiki at a major Silicon Valley networking company was characterized as having the following impact on a department with hundreds of TWiki users:

* “This wiki has resulted in broadcast email dropping by 93%”

* “MS Office (Word/Excel) usage has dropped by 82% -- Powerpoint is a different story. People still don’t understand your wiki page can be a slide deck.”

* “All processes, troubleshooting guides, status reports, meeting minutes, requirements documents etc are done in the wiki.”

Many people in organizations today understand the value of social networking applications on the Internet such as Facebook. At the same time these users also see the value of professional social networking solutions like LinkedIn and are frustrated by the lack of a similar solution for use within the company. Before TWikiConnect, enterprises considering Enterprise Social Networking were required to spend huge sums on social networking products that did not take advantage of existing collaboration technology already widely deployed within the enterprise. “Hundreds of thousands of enterprise users already familiar with TWiki understand the business benefits of Web based collaboration via a structured Wiki,” said Peter Thoeny, CTO of TWIKI.NET. “Making it easy for workers to connect and collaborate with each other enhances the organization’s ability to ’Get Things Done.’ TWiKiConnect is a natural extension of TWiki and is designed to make businesses more agile and productive while maintaining a consistent source of corporate knowledge and intellectual properties,” Thoeny said. “With TWikiConnect you can avoid privacy and confidentiality issues associated public Social Networking sites. Unlike Facebook’s privacy policy, you own the content.”

CTVA 4.2.4 contains the latest version of TWikiConnect, TWIKI.NET’s Enterprise Social Networking application. TWikiConnect offers many of the same features found in popular social networking applications, but has been carefully designed with enterprise users in mind. This application is included in CTVA 4.2.4 at no additional cost. Current TWIKI.NET customers will receive this powerful new functionality as a part of their existing support subscription. For users of the open source TWiki, TWikiConnect can be installed on top of an existing TWiki server. TWikiConnect software upgrades the existing users home pages with full Enterprise Social Networking functionality. No longer will managers have to guess: Who in the organization has expertise in Java and speaks Japanese? A simple search against user-maintained profiles will quickly find the answer. As with all TWIKI.NET applications, TWikiConnect can be extended to meet your company’s particular Enterprise Social Networking requirements, either by your internal TWiki power users, or by a TWIKI.NET Independent Consultant.

Additional details on TWikiConnect can be found at


TWIKI.NET was founded in 2007 to provide enterprise class collaboration software, support, and services based on open source TWiki, the worlds leading open source enterprise collaboration and social networking platform available in 14 languages, across 130+ countries and used daily by millions of users. The company offers Certified “TWiki OnSite” for behind-the-firewall deployments where security is the primary concern. The company also offers “TWiki OnDemand”, a hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enterprise solution for organizations looking to minimize costs associated with hardware and software purchases, maintenance and support. TWIKI.NET is committed to supporting the development of open source TWiki and empowering organizations to leverage enterprise collaboration and social networking to achieve a competitive advantage.

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