I wish I could say we started with grand plans to revolutionize our company culture, but in all honesty, we simply wanted to share funny stuff without sending an email blast. So, we tried creating a blog on Confluence. It didn't happen overnight, but we learned a lot. Read on to hear our story, as well as my 7 tips to encourage a culture of internal blogging at your company.

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Let's be straight: no tool in the world will magically make you DevOps (or agile, or lean). DevOps champions collaboration and communication between development and operations teams, so it's more of a cultural shift than a magic recipe. However, there are tools and technologies that support automation and collaboration between teams. People often ask us about the tools we use (besides our own) to support the DevOps way of working at Atlassian. So I put together a buyer's guide that will point out things to look for when shopping for DevOps tools, as well as tell you which tools we use on our teams.

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Twitter’s 5 tips for a successful knowledge base

Twitter has grown rapidly over the last few years, adding employees, offices, and acquisitions as quickly as the next trending topic explodes and dies away. Growth and change internally puts a burden on the IT team to scale support, and they've done that with a robust knowledge base in Confluence. To get the scoop, I sat down with Twitter's Manager of IT, Alex Stillings, and IT Support Engineer, Alex Hernandez.

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As marketing becomes a more technical discipline, it's imperative to find tools that streamline processes, help teams communicate, and enhance work transparency. With these 5 integrations and add-ons for JIRA, Confluence, and HipChat (not to mention hundreds more in the Atlassian Marketplace), marketers can get tremendous ROI from their marketing technology stack.

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If your company has made the switch to a mobile-first strategy, make sure you don’t leave your product documentation behind. Your customers are increasingly accessing product information on their phones, making a seamless mobile experience more important than ever. These four tips will help give your customers a great mobile experience. Plus, check out the Instant Websites for Confluence Cloud add-on which turns any Confluence space (such as your documentation) into a super-fast, static website that looks beautiful on mobile.

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Use Confluence for blogging and outline your blog process

It's important to create a blog requirements doc and make it available to all your blog authors. Also, by creating a blog page template you can help your writers get started and ensure consistency. Confluence lets you do both, which centralizes your blog process guidelines and standardizes your blog posts. The benefits of doing this are too numerous to list here, so read on!

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