San Diego-based MindTouch Inc has introduced a Wiki appliance aimed at small and medium sized businesses.
A Wiki is a collaborative server-based program that lets multiple users contribute to a web site, adding and editing content in forum-like setting using a web browser.
MindTouch’s Managed Office Server sits onsite behind a firewall and uses a web-based interface for updating content and sharing files. The software runs on mixed operating environments like Windows, OS X and Linux.
MindTouch is offering Managed Office Server as a turnkey appliance for rapid configuration and deployment. It also comes with remote management capabilities like security, encrypted offsite data back-ups and proactive hardware monitoring.
The product is aimed at SMBs that often don’t have the resources in-house to implement and maintain content management, portal and Intranet systems. Easy-to use Wiki applications designed for corporate use are emerging as a popular low-cost alternative.
Pricing starts at $2,995 for the application and a year of service.
Privately held MindTouch was co-founded in 2004 by a couple of ex-Microsoft Corp employees.