MindTouch Launches Commercial Wiki Virtual Appliance

Jan 26, 2007


MindTouch, a vendor of business wiki solutions, has unveiled MindTouch Deki, a business wiki implemented as a virtual appliance. MindTouch Deki is business software that installs in 15 minutes, giving different workgroups in organizations the ability to share information and collaborate with colleagues securely on their own network.

MindTouch Deki is a complete pre-installed, pre-configured application and operating system that runs on any Windows or Linux machine. It runs atop VMplayer, a free virtual appliance player from VMware. It enables content portability whereby users can move both the wiki application and its content from machine to machine, even to removable storage devices up to 100 Gigabytes. MindTouch Deki is designed to enable users to immediately create, edit, share, search, and store documents, emails, files, and images securely behind a company's firewall. It is suitable for applications within workgroups and enterprises across a variety of industries. Features of the product include: Microsoft Outlook Connector, where users can convert the contents of email and attachments into wiki pages with one click. With the Outlook Connector, a user can work in MindTouch Deki and pull all the necessary emails in one place, convert them to wiki pages, and share the contents instantly; XML page integration, where every wiki page in MindTouch Deki is stored in XML format, designed to enable content to be integrated into existing web services, knowledge management, web publishing, or any standards-based enterprise application; one-click page creation, editing, and linking; built-in indexing and searching of all pages and attachments; automatic version control and change notification; multi-level user permissions down to page-level; hierarchical pages; and customizable watch lists and RSS feeds.

MindTouch Deki is free for the first five users and is designed for on-demand scalability; customers can purchase more user licenses online when they are ready. The free license does not include software updates and fixes, support or certain advanced features such as Outlook Connector. A full license (for five users) starts at $995.