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"Knowledge management is the transformative catalyst that will get us into the knowledge age." Posted January 22, 2018

"The hope is that deep learning and making use of the data coming from IoT will somehow engender new applications that we haven't thought of today that will be the killer app for IoT." Posted January 22, 2018

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 January 22, 2018

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 January 22, 2018

Rather than simply automating repetitive processes, BPM platforms are now aiding digital transformation through their ability to integrate easily with other enterprise applications, analyze data and adapt to changing needs and circumstances. Posted January 22, 2018

KMWorld 2017 offered conference sessions over three days on three tracks that focused on KM strategies, the digital workplace and collaboration. Several sessions looked at the impact of cognitive computing and AI on KM. The role of KM in enabling innovation was also a theme in several sessions. Developing a culture of learning, harnessing organizational knowledge and capturing lessons learned were discussed as ways of creating smarter organizations. Posted January 22, 2018

The capture and transfer of lessons learned can be a differentiator between success and failure in a competitive project-based environment. Posted January 22, 2018

The residential housing market is a $350 billion industry with thousands of builders and suppliers. Constructing a single home requires collaboration by dozens of companies, and many steps in the process are complex and interdependent. If completion of one task is delayed, others are affected. Posted October 30, 2017

How are our state governments doing at creating data innovation ecosystems? Posted October 30, 2017

Many times, government entities have difficulty simply accounting for the basics of data management. Tasks such as locating relevant data via search, adjusting to new regulatory requirements or implementing sustainable data governance can exacerbate overhead costs. Posted October 30, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

Today's search is providing a progressively richer and more informative experience. Users can now see in one interface all the relevant information about a customer, a product or a research topic. In the age of big data, the growing number of data types and ever-increasing demand for rapid access to and understanding of content, search will only become more essential. Posted October 30, 2017

The first article in this series discussed reasons why leading organizations should encourage project teams to exchange insights and experiences as part of a comprehensive knowledge transfer strategy. Next, we explore the role that virtual communities and networks play in facilitating cross-project collaboration and learning. Posted October 30, 2017

The offerings on our list of 2017 KMWorld Trend-Setting Products result from innovation and imagination, as well as from evolution, gaining additional features over time. The products reflect the ingenuity of the developers and the diversity of invention. More than anything else, our 2017 Trend-Setting Products have captured our attention because of their ability to meet business needs by transforming information into insight. Posted September 14, 2017

Current DAM technology is mature and effective, but interesting advances are also being made that incorporate geolocation, artificial intelligence (AI) and other capabilities. Posted September 14, 2017

The sheer volume of potential discovery information from the IoT will tax the technical capabilities of those responsible for that task, whether they are in-house legal departments or litigation support services. Posted September 14, 2017

The idea that the healthcare industry can study the data being created in electronic health records (EHR) to foster ongoing improvement is not a new one, but it is gaining momentum. A "learning health system" is one that commits to the use of data as a byproduct of care for continuous learning. Posted September 14, 2017

The growing relevance of genetic data in the modern healthcare landscape is attributed to multiple factors, the most prominent of which is likely cost. Posted September 14, 2017

As a project team moves a project toward completion, it constantly discovers new contextual information, better ways of doing things and less successful methods that other teams should avoid. By insisting that project teams document and share what they learn, organizations can ensure that relevant best practices and lessons are applied in other, similar projects and situations. Posted September 14, 2017

Innovation is a hot topic these days, with disruptive business models and new products challenging established leaders. It covers a wide range of diverse concepts and processes.... Posted July 03, 2017

In financial services, the dangers associated with monetizing big data are nearly as great as the rewards. The promises of machine learning, data science and Hadoop are tempered by the realities of regulatory penalties, operational efficiency and profit margins that must quickly justify any such expenditure. Posted July 03, 2017

Sentiment analysis is one of the most prevalent uses of text analytics, but the technology has many other valuable uses. Text analytics finds a range of applications in scientific, medical and technology development. Posted July 03, 2017

Financial services firms are using knowledge management solutions for data sharing across the organization, to permit authorized access to sensitive information while blocking unauthorized access and to analyze potential investments. Posted July 03, 2017

The goal was to create a decision support system that would integrate data from multiple sources, including weather predictions and sensors that measure water quality. Posted May 31, 2017

A review of the past three presidential elections indicates the power of social media in contemporary American politics. Abundant social media channels function as among the most consistently revealing sources of big data analytics and are the vehicle through which the political—and democratic—process manifests in the country today. Posted May 31, 2017

There was a time when just getting control of enterprise content was a big achievement—knowing where the content was, being able to search a central repository, identifying the latest version of a document and so on. Even now, that control cannot be taken for granted. Many organizations struggle to manage content that is scattered across multiple devices, departments and SharePoint sites Posted May 31, 2017

KM and AI can help organizations make better decisions by the real-time combination of knowledge, experience and data insights. Posted May 31, 2017

The fact is that any of the techniques available to the market today for predicting one's actions based on a profile can be important tools, but they cannot, with any great accuracy, predict the behavior of one single individual. They rely on groups of similar individuals to predict the probability of one person's actions. Posted April 29, 2017

Often used for innovation, crowdsourcing can bypass organizational structures to obtain insights from large groups of individuals either within the company or outside it. Posted April 29, 2017

Enterprise knowledge management initiatives are challenging to initiate and sustain in global manufacturing organizations. Bringing KM principles to the culture of engineers and project management teams spread across the globe can be daunting. Here are two examples of companies that have persevered with enterprise social networking and other innovations as they promote cultural change. Posted April 29, 2017

Records management has been compared to taking out the trash—no one likes to do it, but if you don't, the house will start to smell. Posted April 29, 2017

Regardless of what else cognitive computing may achieve, it is already considerably impacting the business user's data-driven practices. Posted April 29, 2017
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