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January 2017, [Volume 26, Issue 1]

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Features

KMWorld 2016 drew more than 1,200 people from 32 countries in addition to the United States. Posted December 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 December 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 December 30, 2016

It would not be an exaggeration to say that knowledge management is experiencing a quantum leap. With the advent of big data, forays into AI and great volumes of sensor data from the Internet of Things (IoT), there is a new frontier that deserves exploring. Posted December 30, 2016

Today, organizations enhance big data's value while maximizing its monetization with the emergence of a new affiliation of technologies. Posted December 30, 2016

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

News Analysis

Artificial intelligence is a large umbrella term that includes: machine learning of all types, digital assistants, conversational systems, Internet of Things, image and speech recognition, emotion and sentiment detection, cognitive computing, robotics and more. Posted December 30, 2016

David Weinberger

I've spent all day counting and can report that there are approximately one million different explanations of what makes something funny, possibly because there are lots of different ways things can be funny. Posted December 30, 2016

The Future of the Future

As people got tired of lugging around chests full of precious metals, paper currencies began to pop up. Posted December 30, 2016

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