Tuesday, October 12 marked the launch of the new Tivoli Distributed Monitoring and Application Management wiki. This wiki previously used the Confluence wiki technology and was hosted by IBM developerWorks. It has now been migrated to the Lotus Domino platform, which is the same wiki technology that Lotus uses for all of its external wikis. This is the first Tivoli wiki to migrate to the Domino platform. Here is the link: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/tivmonitorwiki.nsf
The new Tivoli Distributed Monitoring and Application wiki includes many new features that were previously unavailable to customers, including the following:
Machine translation of all content; the previous version of the wiki was provided in English only
Mobile interface; now you can easily navigate the wiki with your iPhone or Droid device
The ability to share wiki content through various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) with the click of a button
Automated organization of content into categories
Access to edited OR original versions of wiki content
Better searching and filtering of content
A cool new interface
For questions or feedback about the new wiki, contact Denny O'Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org).
One of the best ways for the Tivoli community to collaborate and share on the best ways to use Tivoli products is via Tivoli Wiki Central.Denny O’Brien, strategist and architect of this service, discusses the history and evolution of Tivoli Wiki Central below.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
Denny: I am the Outside-in Design Architect for Information Development in the IBM Tivoli Service Availability and Performance Management organization.One of my main goals is to find new, more effective ways to deliver technical information to our customers.One of the new ways in which we are doing that is through our external wiki strategy.I have been leading this effort for the past year now, and it is really starting to take off.
Q: Tell us about Tivoli Wiki Central. What is it? When did it first start? Why was it created?
Denny: Tivoli Wiki Central is the home for all Tivoli external wikis.You can launch to all of Tivoli's external wikis from Tivoli Wiki Central, and also read about the new wikis that are in development.
Tivoli Wiki Central was created after Pulse 2008 as a direct response to customer requests. The first wiki, IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager, launched in February of 2008. At Pulse, we launched our second wiki, which covered the IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager product. During Pulse, customers really liked the wiki strategy and made requests for wikis that covered much of Tivoli's product portfolio.So, as we decided to add more wikis, it was clear that we needed a central launching point from which customers could access all of our wikis. And thus, Tivoli Wiki Central was born.
The Tivoli wikis enable customers, developers, Business Partners, and IBM employees to share and co-create best practices and scenarios for using Tivoli products collaboratively. They also provide links to white papers that have been contributed by IBM as well as content that has been created by customers and Business Partners.
Q: How many wikis exist on Tivoli Wiki Central today? Which topics do they cover?
Denny: Currently there are six wikis that are linked on Tivoli Wiki Central, and there are seven more currently in development.The following wikis are currently available: