A few weeks ago, we blogged about Network Computing after they selected Confluence as the Editor’s Choice in a review of commerical wikis. Well, Network Computing sent us an email the other day saying that not only had they picked Confluence in their review of wikis, but also selected it for their annual Well-Connected Awards! You can read the full article about the Well-Connected Awards here, or you can read our full press release that goes on the wires tomorrow (which continues in this blog). I suppose it goes without saying that we’re quite flattered by the attention, but more than that, we also hope the coverage helps raise awareness among business professionals of the growing popularity of enterprise wikis. Yeah, we’re slightly biased when it comes to wikis. 😉


Sydney, Australia (PR Web) May 2, 2006 – Atlassian Confluence has been recognized twice in recent weeks by the editors at Network Computing as best overall enterprise wiki. In their April 1 issue, Network Computing selected Atlassian Confluence as the best enterprise wiki. Shortly thereafter, Confluence won an annual 2006 Network Computing Well-Connected Award.
After extensive testing and head-to-head comparisons with other wikis by the IT analyst editors at Network Computing, Confluence beat out the competition. As stated by Ron Anderson, Lab Director at Network Computing, in the review, “Our Editor’s Choice, Atlassian Software Systems’ Confluence 2.1.2, has all the features that suit an enterprise wiki. It’s easy to install and set up, yet flexible and extensible. It supports user and group access controls down to the page level. The price is reasonable, and, most important, the software doesn’t demand extensive training or users with degrees in rocket science.”
Last week, Network Computing also announced that Confluence was selected for the Well-Connected Awards. “The Well-Connected Awards are unique because they’re the only industry awards given by technologists based on real-world use and integration. We view all products, technologies and services from the same perspective as our readers – our peers – do,” said John Siefert, Publisher of Network Computing. “This is an important distinction from any other award program – the products selected in the Well-Connected Awards have been tested in an actual business environment and judged by our editors themselves. They are truly innovative solutions that work – and we have the metrics to prove it.”
“Confluence is one of those applications that takes everyone by surprise. Until they use it, no one can believe that this inexpensive and simple application can become an organisation’s best tool for knowledge sharing and collaboration,” said Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder and CEO at Atlassian. “We’re really honoured that Network Computing has recognised Confluenced and helped to independently validate its capabilities and benefits.”
Used by over 1,200 organisations in more than 45 countries, Confluence makes it easy for teams to collaborate, share knowledge, and publish web content. Wiki technology has emerged as one of the most practical knowledge management technologies available today. As a collaborative tool, wikis allow users to create, search, store and share information effortlessly.
Feature rich, simple to use, and capable of scaling to meet the needs of thousands of simultaneous enterprise users, Confluence has received countless rave reviews from customers, such as:
“We liked Confluence so much we set up a company dedicated to it – now we’re using it for our website, intranet, everything! We’re even using it as an online application framework!” — Guy Fraser, Adaptavist
“Confluence is beautiful. I love this darn product.” — Michael Rejniak, Artisan Creative
“Adoption within our enterprise has been epidemic.” — Robert Sanders, EarthLink
Confluence is free for qualified open source projects and non-profits, and commercial users will benefit from an upfront and no-hassle pricing and licensing policy. Current Confluence customers with active maintenance can upgrade at no cost to the new version at any time. To learn more or download a free 30-day Confluence 2.2 evaluation please visit: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR/11211.
Read the Network Computing Editor’s Choice awards article about enterprise wikis: http://tinyurl.com/ltnkd
Read about the Well-Connected Awards http://tinyurl.com/l4y5b
About Network Computing
Network Computing is the trusted information source which helps 220,000 Technology Leaders turn business strategy into reality. The editorial team consists of real-world IT veterans who provide objective information and analysis on technologies and solutions that are tested in IT media’s only Real-World Labs – a setting which mirrors their audience’s work environment. Network Computing’s critical analysis of market solutions and their impact on an organization is infused in every aspect of the brand, from the award-winning publication and networkcomputing.com, to NWCReports.com, and the events such as the Expert Series Tour and Technology Leader Forum. Network Computing is consistently honored for its editorial excellence, garnering accolades from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), as well as winning Maggie Awards from Western Publications Association and Folio magazine’s Ozzie Awards.
About Confluence
Confluence is a pragmatic, practical knowledge management solution that combines the simplicity of a wiki with the powerful features enterprises demand. Fine-grained security, detailed content versioning, email integration, RSS, blogging, deep searching, agile document management, and legendary technical support all come together to make Confluence the wiki of choice for over 1,200 organisations around the globe. By allowing anyone in the enterprise to easily create, update, search and secure their own content, Confluence is rapidly becoming the collaboration solution of modern business teams.
About Atlassian Software Systems
Atlassian Software Systems is an innovative Australian software company providing enterprise software solutions to the world’s leading organisations. Recently recognised as Australia’s fastest-growing software company by BRW magazine, Atlassian has over 3300 customers in 60 countries, and has offices in Sydney and San Francisco. Atlassian’s mission is to build a different kind of software company – one that listens to client needs, values innovation in development and solves customer problems with brilliant simplicity. Atlassian’s commitment to legendary service provides consistent, high quality support for all their customers. For more information on Atlassian please visit: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR/11212.

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