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Cognitive computing, machine learning and predictive analytics will permeate every aspect of our lives and radically transform how we learn and interact in our digital lives. Posted December 30, 2016

Organizations are increasingly recognizing the value of corporate data as a resource and consequently are focusing more on governance of that data. Governance includes keeping track of who owns which data, deciding what needs to be retained and for how long, and ensuring that it is protected. In that context, governance is a component of risk management... Posted December 30, 2016

Private and public entities need the ability to quickly and securely share knowledge among different stakeholders, so they are looking at new enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solutions. Posted December 30, 2016

The ontology empowers users to ask questions, answer them and prepare models on the fly for extremely nuanced subsets of patient classifications. Posted October 30, 2016

Most companies have tons of valuable content that is collecting virtual dust, and it could be used for customer engagement. Posted October 30, 2016

The search for a knowledge management solution is not an easy one. Many companies vow they offer the best technology to meet a client's needs, but finding the vendor that actually fulfills that promise can be challenging. The KM Promise Award is given to a company that implements and integrates knowledge management practices into business processes and works with clients to ensure they reach their goals. The award recipient provides innovative technology that breaks through the hype to help customers gain insights, collaborate and compete in a mobile and global business environment. Posted October 30, 2016

The KM Reality Award recognizes an organization in which knowledge management is a positive reality, not just rhetoric. The award recipient has demonstrated leadership in the implementation of knowledge management practices and processes, realizing measurable business benefits. To be considered for the Reality Award, the knowledge management program must be in place for at least one year, receive support from senior management, and have defined metrics to evaluate the initiative and its impact on organizational goals. Posted October 30, 2016

Little or no work is done in isolation these days, so nearly every task requires some degree of collaboration—the real question is what kind of collaboration. Is the teamwork mostly about sharing documents to produce a final report or is it a process in which different people need to perform sequential actions to complete a task? Posted October 30, 2016

When positioning mentoring as part of a knowledge management strategy, most organizations focus on how skill- and role-specific mentoring enables leaders and experts to pass on experiential knowledge to younger, less experienced colleagues. As I described in the first two articles of this three-part series, structured knowledge transfer is a key aspect of mentoring's value proposition and one of the biggest reasons why KM programs should incorporate mentoring into their suite of approaches. Mentoring can become an effective catalyst to break down silos, build boundary-spanning professional relationshipsand improve the quality of collaborative interaction enterprisewide. Posted October 30, 2016

In general, retailers have done a good job with e-commerce storefronts and consumer interfaces, but they have not invested in the backend for order management, warehousing and logistics, a Gartner analyst says. Posted October 01, 2016

The ideal mentor is one with both the right expertise and the right demeanor to impart that expertise. Posted October 01, 2016

The prior two installments of this series on SharePoint discussed architecture and user adoption. This part will review the role of governance and content processes in SharePoint and discuss ways of measuring results to create a virtuous cycle of improvement. Posted October 01, 2016

"If a company is doing a product promotion, they can personalize it on the fly for different audience segments, regions and languages." Posted October 01, 2016

Sometimes customers don't give their feedback directly, but indirectly by how they engage with a company's content. If they click off a video too quickly, for example, it's a good indication that their experience was subpar at best. Posted October 01, 2016

Often, knowledge transfer mentoring is tied to knowledge management, learning and development, workforce planning or succession management initiatives. Posted September 01, 2016

The broad sweep of performance measurement encompasses everything from individual product performance to the success of marketing campaigns and overall corporate achievement. The key is identifying the right measures and knowing what to do with the results. Posted September 01, 2016

Designated as the KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2016, the offerings listed here hold the promise for the marketplace—even if the marketplace has not yet realized it. Posted September 01, 2016

In combination with a human, cognitive computing can leverage information and help scale up the human part of the process. Posted September 01, 2016

With the correct approach to design and deployment and with adequate training and ongoing updates, people like and in many cases love SharePoint. Posted September 01, 2016

According to Forrester, more than 200 companies are providing text mining or text analytics products, so it is a crowded market. Posted July 01, 2016

In 2014, Steven Keating, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was diagnosed with a baseball-sized brain tumor. Besides having to go through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, the experience gave Keating a close-up view of the dysfunctional nature of the U.S. healthcare data ecosystem and led him to become an advocate for open health data. Posted July 01, 2016

The market for e-discovery technology and services will grow at a rate of approximately 12 percent per year from 2013 to 2018, according to Gartner. Posted July 01, 2016

"Content management, semantic and big data analytics and cognitive computing are coming together, and we are seeing some truly amazing use cases emerging from that confluence." Posted May 31, 2016

Another way of adding structure to content is by defining document types. That is where SharePoint has a great deal of power. Posted May 31, 2016

The vision of having employees more connected with each other and promoting knowledge sharing often conflicted with the straightforward need to complete work tasks. Posted May 31, 2016

By the time the information was analyzed, the data itself was stale. Posted May 31, 2016

Although business process management (BPM) systems initially functioned as a way to improve efficiency in various transactions, they are now central to digital transformation that includes seamless access to documents and data, use of machine learning and development of models to improve performance across a broad range of enterprise activities. Posted April 29, 2016

The fact is that enterprise needs are complex, and running software on somebody else's infrastructure doesn't take away that complexity. The technology is not the critical failure point these days; it's the application of that technology that falls apart. Posted April 29, 2016

Ongoing RM issues include big data, master data management and how to deal with unstructured data and records in unusual formats. Posted April 29, 2016

Like knowledge platforms, IoT platforms have the potential to activate insight from data to improve processes, use resources more efficiently and improve revenue. Posted March 31, 2016

In an environment of increasing volume and data types, combined with often inadequate infrastructure, bringing information into the hands of business users can be a major challenge. That is where a number of big data software vendors are focusing their efforts. Posted March 31, 2016

Cognitive computing can help optimize the performance of virtual assistants. Posted March 31, 2016
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