Knowledge Management News & Analysis
| Thursday Oct 30, 2014
It's a good time to be in knowledge management. With the push to consumerization, new tools are released on a regular basis which simplify and help solve business problems, without negating the value of previous technological investments. Let's take a look at a couple newer releases that might fit nicely into your KM tool box.
Law firms and internal law departments have a well understood definition of the term "Knowledge Management." ThreadKM is a new legal focused KM tool that was launched earlier this month.
We've previously discussed the many intranet use cases that remain for simple web publishing of text based information. Good information sharing is the basis of a knowledge management strategy. Documize is a very different tool from ThreadKM, blending lightweight, templates-based structured authoring with a wiki based approach. Documize is in late beta and will be released soon.
| Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
Organizations look at search, its use, management and funding in different ways. My colleague who runs our organization's corporate intranet noted that although he isn't the business owner of “enterprise search” for the organization, employees go to the intranet, see a search box and assume that the intranet team is responsible for search.
| Thursday Jul 10, 2014
Social information is very different from traditional documentation. We've grown accustomed over the past few years to referring to documents as “unstructured data.” But even PowerPoint is neat and orderly compared with the wild frontier of enterprise social.
Hashtags, "likes" and abbreviations are all part of users conveying information. Almost all organizations with enterprise social deployments turn to it after traditional documentation, but in many cases, social knowledge management is an afterthought -- if it's performed at all. Yet information theory shows us that enterprise social is much more likely to contain meaningful enterprise knowledge than traditional documentation.
How should we approach knowledge governance in social streams?
| Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
Knowledge-based companies have been driving much of the economy, especially in the United States and Europe. Information technology, media, biotech and pharmaceutical, financial services companies and many more are based on the ability to generate good ideas, turn them into technology and, eventually, products. The “business” of these companies is intellectual property (IP) -- basically an idea that has value. Even companies that don’t make money directly on IP have to worry about it.
IP is not only a product idea. It may also be a better way of doing business, a price model that offers a competitive advantage, or a way to achieve operational efficiencies.
| Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
How come the NSA knows who I spoke to last Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. and for how long, yet I can’t find the phone number of a colleague I called last night?
It’s simple -- metadata.
| Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
Citrix has bought virtualization provider Framehawk, a technology company that delivers desktop applications to mobile devices over Wi-Fi and cellular connections.
| Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
API management company Apigee has acquired predictive analytics firm InsightsOne, and the merger brings the killer app to the world of big data, Waqar Hasan, InsightsOne founder and CEO said in an interview.
| Friday Dec 27, 2013
Social business tools, enterprise social networks, portals and intranets are helping companies break down the internal silos that keep workers from the information they need at their fingertips. In 2013, it was a big year for many players in this space, including Microsoft and Salesforce. Both the Yammer and Chatter social networks took dramatic new shapes this year.
As we enter 2014, we took a look back at the 2013 social business trends that drove the industry.
| Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
After Dell founder Michael Dell took the company private early in 2013, the company made a move to acquire Quest Software for $2.5 billion. This acquisition is now getting bolstered by an integration with Puppet Labs. Puppet Labs is an IT automation provider, and it will be integrated with Dell's Active System Manager for helping customers do things like deploy workloads and allocate server and storage resources on demand.
| Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
File sharing and syncing app SugarSync has decided to do away with its free version starting next February in favor of a paid approach. That means customers using the company's existing free version will have to start paying or get ready to migrate their content from the SugarSync system.
| Thursday Dec 5, 2013
Intranets have for many years been a place where companies disseminate information to employees in a top down, static way. As workers become more remotely distributed, the need for online collaboration tools is butting up against the concept of the traditional intranet. Combining the two is a hot trend in the social business world.
| Tuesday Dec 3, 2013
StrikeIron, one of the only stand alone API management companies after a recent string of acquisitions in the industry, has launched a public version of its IronCloud API creation and hosting service.
A tidal wave of mobile device use is proof of our digital connections. Mobile apps, the web and social media are all cross connecting people and companies in new and novel ways.
| Friday Nov 8, 2013
Organizations have more content to wrangle than ever before. And every day, we produce more data — faster. Storing and combing through that data in a question and answer format is an established online practice. Now vendors like Quandora are trying to bring that capability to businesses.
| Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
Metalogix, a provider of content infrastructure software, updated the interface for its ControlPoint SharePoint administration tool from its Axcelor acquisition. It's also giving us a clearer view of its overall strategy on the shifting SharePoint landscape.
| Thursday Oct 31, 2013
The productivity of knowledge workers in the digital age clearly depends on the tools and talent available for given projects. Social business systems that include an activity feed with document sharing capability, for example, are important. But so is the right talent to go with them.