Chad Dickerson of Infoworld has written an article Blogging Behind the Firewall. He writes how, in very short order, using bloggs (based on Movable Type). He details the tangible benefits seen by his organisation as they have begun to reach a critical mass of contributors.
Some unexpected benefits:
“First, it forced the team to strategically organize its IT initiatives into a coherent roadmap fit for broader internal consumption. Next, it created a sense of accountability for these initiatives within the IT team because we had collectively agreed on the initiatives and documented the process. Finally, posting our plan for the entire company to see helped foster a sense of accountability to our non-IT colleagues within the company.
They also are seeing improvements in internal technical documentation.