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[] Using Google (or generally external) features in Wiki and for organization.



today in the AC meeting we have had a request for using Google calendar for managing the meeting and the attendees.


Generally the usage of such tools has several drawbacks from my point of view.


1.       We add structured information to Google, when we are doing something.
They are moving strongly into our life and they are extreme collecting our data and behavior in the web. I dislike that point. With this information a lot of wrong things could be made.

2.       The search in our WIKI is negatively affected.
You are not able to search on this type of content… e.g. an example is the calendar on the AC page.


I don’t want to add further work to ones task. And I do not have an idea yet, how to reduce the amount of time that has to be invested without such a tool for coordination.


Therefore I would vote with 0 on such a point.


Generally I would add a comment of moving this information out of our control.


As we move more and more information out of our IT system the usage of search or similar features is getting more and more complex on our data. As a result the only chance to get access to the content is the use of a spider to crawl the website. This crawler would be used for creating a search index or similar. If we want to improve access to information in our IT systems – like wiki or other page content – we should be in control of our data. If not, accessing the real content we would always have the issue on making a decision, what is real and what is just navigational (or similar) data. Access to the content is therefore much more complex and that could affect the abilities of search algorithms.


Search or other knowledge management features… as categorization, content based routing, search and many more will get more and more complex or may work not optimal.


From my point of view we should keep control on such data. This would give us options for flexible operations with our content.




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