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Going Global with Confluence

Repost from Atlassian Blog
November 18, 2008

confluence_presentationIn the link below I walk you through how BearingPoint implemented Confluence from the ground up to over 16,000 co-workers across the globe. We promoted organic advocacy and our wiki was started by users for users, not by IT, though they are now on board. BearingPoint’s current wiki started in a basement on a personal laptop and has since grown to a 2-node cluster with over 11K pages.

In the demo we show we use the wiki along with numerous macros and plugins we have implemented. Contegix and Customware, both Atlassian partners, get an honorable mention as they were crucial elements in getting BearingPoint’s wiki to reach the ‘critical mass’ it has.

Video can be seen here: http://blogs.atlassian.com/news/2008/11/going_global_wi.html

Author: Nate Nash

Enterprise 2.0: BearingPoint Wiki

Reposted from E2.OH – Investigations into Enterprise 2.0. Original post can be found here

For those (3) of you just tuning in to our blog, it is probably important to note that the stone in our tranparency soup recipe has long been the BearingPoint Enterprise Wiki deployment. Following an extended pilot, we are about 6 months into a full-on, production level deployment of Atlassian’s Confluence, JIRA, and Crowd stack for the complete firm. I suppose I have always perceived the effort as being successful, but I am willing to admit that my perspective might be a little skewed. (My baby is most certainly not ugly, kind sir!)

In response to an internal communciations query, I was recently asked to take a look at usage stats since GoLive. Initially I was pretty impressed but then it occured to me that I really have no basis by which to judge either way. As such, I thought I would post the facts and see what the prevaling wisdom is.

Basics:

  • GoLive Date = May 5, 2008
  • Possible Users = ~16,000 (The wiki is only accessible by employees. This number is roughly current headcount, but people have come and gone over the months.)

We’ll start with basic wiki pages first:

  • Current Wiki Pages = 11,720
  • Versions of Current Wiki Pages = 87,280
  • Pages with Comments = 2,039
  • Number of Comments = 6,661
  • Unique Page Authors = 1,858

Secondly, Confluence has built-in blogging capabilties through its News Item feature. Here are the numbers for that:

  • Current News Items (Blog Entries) = 1,503
  • Versions of Current News Items = 2,991
  • Comments on News Items = 1,065
  • Unique News Item Authors = 210

Finally, here is some typical web analytics data to round out the picture:

  • Visits = 68,168
  • Pageviews = 620,329
  • Pages/Visit = 9.10
  • Bounce Rate = 25.81%
  • Average Time on Wiki = 09:59
  • Unique Visitors = 15,443
  • Originating Countries = 62
  • % Traffic from Referring Sites = 43% (mostly from Intranet, the rest is Direct traffic)

So what do you think? How does this compare to other stats you have seen?