Alacra, Inc., a provider of online business information solutions, has announced the launch of the Alacra Wiki, a free collaborative Web site designed to help people find sources of business information. The Alacra Wiki provides descriptions and links to in-depth business and financial databases ranging from archival news services to industry-specific directories. Alacra designed its Wiki with the objective of enabling users to educate themselves about the companies and people that drive the business information industry.
The Alacra Wiki will serve as an open collaborative resource for consumers and producers of business information. Companies and databases can be researched and publishers will be able to contribute descriptive information about their content at the Wiki. Users will be able to submit entries, request changes, or participate in forums, which the company plans to launch in 2006. While it is a fully collaborative space, part of the premise of a wiki, Alacra will require users to register prior to editing pages.
The Alacra Wiki home page will present publisher-specific news from a variety of industry RSS feeds and offer all visitors' access to Alacra's Industry Spotlights, which are detailed reviews and commentary on Web-based sources of industry-specific information and were previously only available to Alacra customers. These reviews are researched and written by Alacra Web Editors who are all accredited information professionals.