KMWorld's 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management
Each year KMWorld (news, site) publishes a list of the cream of the crop in knowledge management. "100 companies That Matter" includes favorites from practitioners, analysts, theorists and customers, recognizing orgs whose innovations have had significant impact on the constituency chain as a whole. 

Knowledge Management: An Attitude, Not an Application

"Limiting the list to 100 companies is an extraordinarily difficult task," admitted KMWorld's Hugh McKellar. "We could have very easily doubled its size." In other words, don't feel terribly left out if you didn't make the cut- there's always next year. 

Kudos to those that did though, including the handful of names we often see around these parts, such as:

Open source ECM developer Alfresco (news, site) was recognized for meeting specific customer needs (Windows and Unix users).

Autonomy (news, site) was cited for its enterprise infrastructure software, which is designed to help organizations derive meaning and value from information and mitigate the associated risks.

Recommind (news, site) got the gold star for consistently aligning its technology with the growing and evolving needs of its customers,

NewsGator (news, site) was specifically praised for the value it has brought to the table with the combination of enterprise-level social computing tools and SharePoint integration. 

This is the first year Nuxeo (news, site) was included in the list, thanks to their assist in incorporating knowledge management goals with content management deployments.

Our shortlist of familiar industry standouts could easily be doubled as well. Acquia, Attensity, EMC, Jive, and the great Google, for instance, are also on KMWorld's top 100. But for that level of name dropping you're going to have to redirect yourself to the actual post.