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StructuredWikisTM LLC was founded by Peter Thoeny and Dan Woods who strongly believe that intelligent use of wikis can improve productivity and efficiency in most organizations. The idea for StructuredWikis germinated when Peter and Dan worked together on an upcoming book: Wikis for the Workplace, which is expected to be published by Addison Wesley in 2006. Peter, who founded TWiki.org, one of the most popular open source wikis, and Dan, a seasoned CTO and author who has used wikis for years for software development and writing books, realized that by joining forces they could accelerate the progress of other organizations in taking advantage of all of the benefits wikis create when used properly. And so, in December, 2005, StructuredWikis LLC was born.

Within two weeks, StructuredWikis had its first client, and since then the company has been engaged by organizations both small and large to improve the performance of existing wikis and to create new ones. Please take a look at our services and contact us to see how we can help you put wikis to work.

One question we are often asked is: What is a structured wiki and how can structured wikis help my organization? As Peter and Dan explain in our philosophy, the first step toward using wikis is to create a well-designed wiki that allows people to use the basic functionality for collaboration, content-creation, knowledge sharing, and all of the other processes such a project management, documentation, and many others that are based on these fundamental capabilities. But as an organization grows in its use of wikis, more opportunities arise to automate processes that have a loose structure and some characteristics of more rigid enterprise applications, but require the flexibility of wikis. These applications take the basic wiki page and add simple functionality that allows database-like queries and process automation to be added to the fundamental constructs of a wiki. The flexibility and ease of use of the wiki is preserved but just enough structure is added to allow important processes to flow more smoothly. This is the idea of the structured wiki, a term coined by Peter. So far, it has found many different applications. TWiki is the most advanced wiki toolkit for creating structured wikis. Peter and Dan have created a suite of existing structured wikis applications and are eager to work with companies to find new applications.

The StructuredWikis Team

Peter Thoeny

Peter Thoeny is the founder of TWiki, the leading wiki for corporate collaboration and knowledge management. Managing the open-sourced project for the last seven years, Peter invented the concept of structured wikis - where free form wiki content can be structured with tailored wiki applications. He is a recognized thought-leader in Wikis and social software, featured in numerous articles and technology conferences including LinuxWorld, Business Week, Wall Street Journal and more. A software developer with over 15 years experience, Peter specializes in software architecture, user interface design and web technology. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, lived in Japan for 8 years working as an engineering manager for Denso building CASE tools, and managed the Knowledge Engineering group at Wind River for several years.

Read Peter's Wiki Corner

  Peter Thoeny

Dan Woods

Dan Woods has a background in technology and journalism. He has a BA in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. He was CTO of TheStreet.com, CapitalThinking, led development at Time Inc.'s Pathfinder, and created applications for NandO.net, one of the first newspaper web sites. Dan has a MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He covered banking for 3 years at The Record of Hackensack, was Database Editor for three years at the Raleigh News & Observer, and has written several books on technology topics, in addition to numerous white papers and magazine articles. Dan Woods founded the Evolved Media Network to offer services in Technology Communications using the Communication by Design methodology.

Read Dan's blog on The Wiki Advocate

  Dan Woods

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