Inside Knowledge Magazine /Knowledge Management Magazine Archive
Volume 3 Issue 4
Ark Group Course Review: Developing an effective knowledge management intranet, Amsterdam, October 1999
In this review of the October 1999 KM Intranet Tour, CIBIT host, Noam Shalgi shares his experiences of the unique visits to ABN Amro Bank, Siemens and PricewaterhouseCoopers. It is without doubt a perfect example of knowledge sharing at work.
Book Review: The New Corporate Cultures, by Terrance Deal & Allan Kennedy
Victor Newman reviews this new title published by Orion, London 1999.
Content is key
Everyone has heard the phrase content is key, it is the flesh to the bones of a companys infrastructure. But what happens if time is of the essence and information inevitably gets buried in the strangest of places i.e. throughout individual PCs, files, or even in the heads of people who do not have time to record their knowledge? The corporate portal eases time pressure, as information becomes easier to find and is mapped out in an intuitive sense. Here, Darren Lee takes us through the day of an employee whose working methods have changed through the introduction of this technology
Is the portal Knowledge Management? Or Is Knowledge Management the Portal?
According to the Delphi Group, by the beginning of 2001, 80% of the companies they surveyed in 1999 will have taken on portals as part of their infrastructure. In this excerpt from their Corporate Portal Insight Series report, Delphi outline what is really on offer in the link between portals and knowledge management.
Knowledge management is vulnerable to a fair amount of hype, which means that anything companies can sell as the new KM product also comes under the same spotlight. Portal technology has suffered a, flood of the market, as far as publicity goes, but what is it really all about? Madan Sheina explains the history of portalmania and gives us a grounding in different types of technology approaches
Saying no to consultants
Do consultants help or hinder the KM process? Les Nuttman explores the issue.
Structural Damage, how to fix it
Unstructured knowledge can damage your companys performance . In this article, Mark Savinson explains why there is a need for the reinforcement that portals provide, and shows how Nomura International experienced a 450% increase in intranet traffic since the implementation of their knowledge portal.
Your Say: The future of knowledge management, part 1
As we stand at the eve of the new millennium, it seems an appropriate time for Your Say to explore how knowledge management may develop in the future. Will the phrase be superseded by a new one when companies develop into intuitive high level communication infrastructures, or will we continue to strive for an ideal that can never really be attained. Fortunately, the views expressed here look on the optimistic side of the future