Inside Knowledge Magazine /Knowledge Management Magazine Archive
Volume 4 Issue 2
Book review: Knowledge Capitalism
TITLE: Knowledge Capitalism
Editor: Alan Burton-Jones
PUBLISHED: OUP, 1999
Exploring the KM toolbox
With so many KM tools and portal products on the market, it is often difficult to fully understand the relationship between these applications and comprehensive knowledge management systems. By identifying the dominant fields of KM and artificial intelligence research, Eric Tsui develops a broader perspective of these technologies and discusses criteria for their evaluation.
Holding back the tide
Information overload is a problem that threatens to engulf employees; the sheer amount of data available through digital sources has created a knowledge management nightmare. Portal technology may well be the solution, and Ian Wells provides some top line considerations for deploying a successful corporate portal strategy.
Laying the foundations
Content management and knowledge management are very different, but the link between the two disciplines continues to grow. In fact, CM is emerging as a key component of systems for managing digital assets. And it can add a new dimension to your KM programmes. Mark Mitcheson explains why and how.
Real world knowledge sharing
Employee knowledge at Microsoft is a valuable commodity. Steve Clayton and Paul Foster describe the functions of the intranet that ensure that Microsoft, using much of its own technology, maintains a constant information flow across the worlds most successful company.
Knowledge management made in Europe
The European KM Forum is the latest knowledge management initiative to be supported by the European Commission. Anne Jubert discusses the projects key aims and components, and reveals how portal technology will provide the central platform for the forums communication and collaboration activities.
Plight of the navigator
The distingiushing characteristics of corporate intranet systems and enterprise information portals are becoming increasingly blurred. Geoff Smith examines the differences, and addresses the dilemma facing companies attempting to decide which approach to adopt for their knowledge management initiative.
Although far from offering a complete knowledge management solution, portal technology has emerged as a powerful KM tool, with the potential to provide a corporate focus for your companys wider knowledge management programme. Simon Lelic talks to representatives from eRoom Technology, Appsolut Software, Lotus, Autonomy, Oracle, GP and Siemens, and asks what the central elements of a successful KM portal should be.