PALO ALTO, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- JotSpot, the first application
wiki company, today released a new blog application designed specifically for
corporate workgroups and internal corporate communications. Available
immediately, the workgroup blog application typifies the flexibility of
JotSpot's wiki platform and adds to an expanding portfolio of lightweight
business applications available for members of the JotSpot beta program.
"The reality is that companies are increasingly using a combination of
wikis and blogs to capture important corporate data, so tighter integration of
these two technologies is to be expected," said Graham Spencer, CTO and
co-founder, JotSpot. "Blogs and wikis naturally augment each other and when
combined, provide businesses with a powerful set of Web tools that accelerate
group collaboration. With this in mind, we developed a private workgroup
blogging application to harness the best of both worlds."
The JotSpot blog application is built with all the core features users
have come to expect from a weblog, including a simple publishing interface,
permalinks, comments, categories or "tags," and the syndication of content via
RSS. However, a key differentiator with JotSpot's blog application is how
tightly it integrates with other content on the wiki. For example, a wiki
page with notes from a meeting could be easily added to a blog post -- giving
the workgroup the immediacy of a blog with the permanence and archival ability
of a wiki.
In addition, JotSpot users can set-up as many blogs as they like, with
single author or multiple-author functionality. For example, a marketing
department might have a blog where everyone can post content while the IT
manager may have a blog that's publicly available but read-only. Permission
controls are integrated in every JotSpot wiki to provide users with varying
levels of access to content, including corporate blogs.
The new workgroup blog application is available immediately at no cost to
all JotSpot beta users as part of the growing JotSpot Application Gallery.
New JotSpot accounts have the blog application installed automatically by
default. JotSpot users can access the gallery to install a blog along with
other lightweight business applications in categories such as:
-- Collaboration & Community -- Forum, blog and survey apps
-- Human Resources -- Recruiting and timesheet/expense apps
-- CRM -- Help desk and contract management apps
-- Project Management -- Feature request tracking and activity management
-- Reference -- Event calendar, contacts manager, to-do lists, and
-- Consumer -- RSS aggregator and check register apps
-- And much more ...
Users can get a free JotSpot account in about a minute at www.jot.com.
Further information about the JotSpot beta program can be found at
JotSpot, headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., is the first application wiki
company. Founded and led by Excite.com co-founders Joe Kraus and Graham
Spencer, the company has a mission of making Web applications simple to build
through the power of wiki. The JotSpot technology turns today's document wiki
into an application development platform and expands the boundaries of what a
wiki can do for enterprise and workgroup users. For more information, please