Articles tagged Knowledge Management
Wednesday, 16th May 2012
Email, instant messaging, forums, code forges and other collaboration tools make it possible for distributed teams to get work done - but they're not great tools for making decisions. The team behind Loomio wants to solve that with a new Web-based tool for focused, concise discussions that allow all team members to be heard.
Monday, 14th May 2012
Stop Flying Blind: Use Big Data to Benchmark Your Startup
Most startups fail. Nine out of 10 never amount to anything more than fond memories and a forgotten Facebook page. One reason is that they often lack a clear picture of exactly how they’re doing until it’s too late. But there are tools designed to help you assess your startup's progress compared to similar companies.
Monday, 14th November 2011
Could Mind-Maps Make SharePoint More Lovable?
Companies everywhere pay for Microsoft's collaboration and document management service SharePoint, but research and anecdote both indicate that a lot of people dislike using it. What if using SharePoint was fun, though? Imagine all the money invested that would feel more worthwhile and all the collaborative work that could be done. That's…
Monday, 19th September 2011
Commenting Authority for the Little Man
Disqus is quietly testing an interface that allows site owners to rank and give credentials and labels to their commenters. The feature takes advantage of a trend towards being able to find experts through social search. The project is called Disqus Ranks, and it should be rolling out shortly. Disqus did not return a request for information about…
Sunday, 28th June 2009
DARPA Hires Company to Build a Machine Reader That Scours the Web
The intelligence community is inputting data to the Web at an amazing rate. That mountain of data can be overwhelming to mere humans who are trying to read through pages and pages of information to pinpoint exactly what they're after. Mark Rutherford of CNET News reports that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has hired a…
Wednesday, 3rd December 2008
Wikipedia Gets Grant to Help First-Time Authors
The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit entity behind the immensely popular Wikipedia, just announced a new project that is meant to make it a lot easier for inexperienced authors to contribute articles and edits to the project. To do this, the Wikimedia Foundation just received a $890,000 grant from the Stanton Foundation. The project will…
Friday, 21st November 2008
Is SaaS Cheaper Than Licensed Software?
Most people quickly answer this question in the affirmative. I certainly do. However, there are people out there who aren't sure. They look at the monthly cost of a SaaS application and compare it to the equivalent licensed product over an extended period of time. Given enough time, you will eventually hit a point when the SaaS product appears to…
Tuesday, 19th August 2008
Enterprise 2.0: The Nature of the Firm
The break-up of behemoth, vertically integrated enterprises commenced in the 1970's, got a boost from junk bond financing in the 1980's, and accelerated in the 1990's with globalization. Now, late in the 2000's, Social Media (aka Web 2.0) is adding another gear that will accelerate the fundamental restructuring of the enterprise. This is a big…
Wednesday, 17th November 2004
Summary of Bill Ives' KM Storytelling Posts
I recently did a dump of content from my PDA to my linkblog - things I'd been reading offline and not yet recorded in my 'Ideas Database' (aka my linkblog). One batch of links is from a single person, Bill Ives. So I thought I'd dump them into one R/WW post - more for my benefit than anything else. All these links are from his Trends: KM/Portals…
Wednesday, 13th October 2004
The Role of Storywriters in Organisations
After my Dave Snowden grokking last week, I've been reading up on storytelling in KM. Bill Ives has some fantastic reading on this subject and I intend to read Steve Denning too. I was thinking this morning about how people have different niches and specialist talents. For example, I'm a better writer than I am a programmer or designer. And there…