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Posted January 01, 2010

Posted January 01, 2010

Recent surveys confirm casual observation that lawsuits are a large and growing part of the U.S. economy. A variety of surveys indicate that anywhere from half to nearly 90 percent of businesses, depending on the size and field, were faced with at least one in the past year. Yet many organizations remain completely unprepared. See what columnist Judith Lamont has to advise in this recent article from KMWorld magazine. Posted October 28, 2009

CMS Watch research with users suggests that selecting the right tool isn't sufficient alone for long-term success, but it is necessary... Posted October 28, 2009

Social networking has moved into the enterprise market in a big way over the past year, with blogs and wikis becoming ubiquitous, and more recently, a trend toward enterprise microblogging. According to IDC, the market doubled between 2007 and 2008, although on a small base, and is expected to grow to $1.6 billion by 2013... Posted October 28, 2009

As 2010 approaches, collaboration continues to be a hot topic. Strangely enough, one thing hasn't changed about collaboration, despite the rise of Web 2.0 infiltrating the work force: The vast majority of collaboration continues to take place through e-mail, with knowledge workers passing file attachments... Posted October 28, 2009

No business can escape this economic turmoil unscathed, but such a climate will bring fresh opportunities to some. What does it take to be a winner in the current economic climate?... Posted October 28, 2009

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Posted October 28, 2009

Using the Dewey Decimal System as your example taxonomy shows that you have no understanding of taxonomy creation and use in today's world... Posted September 29, 2009

"We wanted to be able to process more business with the same number of staff ... Being able to reuse information saves a tremendous amount of time..." Posted September 29, 2009

"The market for digital asset management (DAM) solutions remains robust, driven by increasing demand for rich media on Web sites, for marketing materials and in technical documentation. Ideally, assets for those purposes are managed centrally and published as needed to different destinations... Posted September 29, 2009

The Obama administration's huge funding effort to create a nationwide network of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) has been called the biggest thing that's ever happened in health information technology... Posted September 29, 2009

Posted September 29, 2009

We've selected more than we have in previous editions because the landscape is far more challenging than it has been in the past. They represent what we believe are the solutions that best exemplify the spirit of innovation demanded by the current economy, while providing their customers with the unique tools and capabilities to move and grow beyond the recession... Posted August 28, 2009

Government agencies are using geographic information system (GIS) solutions in combination with other applications to consolidate information and help reduce stovepiping. Those solutions have proven to be highly effective at visualizing information to make data-driven decisions... Posted August 28, 2009

Business intelligence (BI) software products are becoming increasingly sophisticated and valuable to companies through their ability to integrate with other applications, including geographic information system (GIS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Such integration helps companies arrive at the data-driven decisions that are urgently needed in today's economic climate... Posted August 28, 2009

Posted September 10, 2009

Posted August 28, 2009

Google, the giant in Web search, introduced a service that allows friends to "see" one another's location on their respective mobile devices. The service, a component of Google's social networking services, has different facets. The Latitude feature plots friends on a Google Map. The Connect feature makes it easy to join a community. Those new offerings keep Google in step with similar offerings from online vendors designed for the young and those young at heart. Google and Salesforce.com have taken an important step... Posted July 03, 2009

For a president whose campaign was buoyed by use of Web 2.0 technologies like YouTube, Twitter, FaceBook and blogging, it should come as no surprise that President Barack Obama has made upgrading the nation's old-fashioned healthcare IT infrastructure a priority... Posted July 03, 2009

The magnitude of stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, combined with mandated requirements for accountability and transparency, has posed significant challenges to organizations that are either distributing or receiving funds. The total amount authorized was $787 billion, not all of which has been distributed. Federal agencies must report on how much funding has been authorized, awarded and spent in each category. States are in the process of allocating the funds to various projects. ARRA requires that expenditures and progress must be tracked and presented on a public Web site.... Posted July 03, 2009

Online learning can earn companies a positive return on investment (ROI), and it can do that quickly. Smart companies provide employees with learning opportunities to keep skills and knowledge razor-sharp so employees produce quality work... Posted July 03, 2009

As more and more information is communicated through informal channels such as blogs and wikis, the importance of incorporating those electronic documents into a formal life cycle strategy also increases. An area of particular vulnerability is the issue of knowledge retention as the baby boomer generation moves into retirement... Posted August 03, 2009

Social networking software gives users the ability to create individual profiles that foster interaction among people based on their interests, expertise or work activities. First made available on consumer-oriented sites such as Facebook, social networking is beginning to find a solid niche in the business world... Posted June 01, 2009

On the most basic level, we need to take a step back and focus on the fundamental question: Why was the Department of Homeland Security created? It was not created merely to bring together different agencies under a single tent. It was created to enable these agencies to secure the homeland through joint, coordinated action. Our challenge is to realize that goal to the greatest extent possible. —Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to the Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security, April 20, 2005... Posted June 01, 2009

Financial institutions, healthcare insurance companies and government institutions all have been victims of fraud. Eventually, consumers pay the costs of fraud. The good news about fraud is that about $10 is recovered for each dollar spent fighting it... Posted June 01, 2009

Pharmaceutical companies are using knowledge management solutions to meet regulatory guidelines, analyze legal bills and track drugs from manufacture to sale... Posted June 01, 2009

Science fiction buffs know about the "tractor beam." A starship floats without power. A space tug locks onto the crippled star cruiser with a magnetic beam. The space tug reels in the crippled starship the way a fisherman lands a rainbow trout.Google's enterprise tractor beam is its App Engine. The fish are enterprise customers. Unlike the science fiction tractor beam, the Google beam is quite real and starting to reel in the enterprise catch... Posted June 01, 2009

Posted June 01, 2009

When it comes to data sharing by law enforcement agencies, the primary obstacles are not usually technological, but territorial. Agencies understandably want to retain authority over areas, both geographical and functional, for which they are held responsible. Still, at a time when resources are scarce and demands are many, more law enforcement organizations are participating in data sharing systems, and have reaped significant benefits... Posted May 01, 2009

Many state governments have 40 different learning management systems in place, with individual maintenance contracts on each, and they're not able to share content... Posted May 01, 2009

Through their research and teaching activities, academic institutes are at the forefront of knowledge creation and dissemination. Nevertheless, they have not necessarily been early adopters of knowledge management solutions. In order to manage a rapidly expanding base of knowledge and work more efficiently, however, professors are turning to software solutions to help organize and present information... Posted May 01, 2009
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