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November/December 2015, [Volume 24, Issue 10]

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Features

The twelfth annual KM Singapore conference was organized by the Information and Knowledge Management Society in September 2015, with the theme Unlocking the Knowledge-Ready Advantage. The four-day event included workshops, panels, keynotes, "unconference" sessions, an expert panel to field audience questions and site visits to KM practitioner organizations Posted October 29, 2015

"The point now is to get to the root cause, not just documents that are related to certain topics. We want to provide the right context so that users are getting the answers they want, reducing the time to insight." Posted October 29, 2015

An emerging and related field of interest is that of cognitive computing—a catchall term to describe computers that interpret and "understand" human communications and respond with appropriate information. Apple's Siri is an example of that class of software. IBM's Watson computer famously beat a human at "Jeopardy." Posted October 29, 2015

The main catch is that although enterprise social software can support collaboration, it is not effective in the absence of a collaborative culture. Posted October 29, 2015

Many companies promise that their technology is the best knowledge management solution. One of the greatest challenges for organizations purchasing these technologies is to determine which of the companies will deliver on its promise. This award is given to the organization that is delivering the promise to its customers by providing innovative technology solutions for implementing and integrating knowledge management practices into their business processes. Posted October 29, 2015

In many organizations, knowledge management is just rhetoric. This award recognizes an organization in which knowledge management is a positive reality. The recipient of the KM Reality award is an organization demonstrating leadership in the implementation of knowledge management practices and processes by realizing measurable business benefits. Posted October 29, 2015

Disruptive trends—digital transformation, big data and analytics, the health care crisis and massive infrastructure failure—are transforming global markets. Posted October 29, 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software Professional Services can help you achieve outcomes from the New Style of Business, meeting the business challenges of greater agility, lower cost, and faster time to market, and enabling new styles of customer engagement. Posted October 29, 2015

News Analysis

In 2011, in front of millions of viewers, an IBM computer named Watson "stood" side-by-side with two former "Jeopardy" champions and defeated them. Fast forward to 2015 and many of us talk to (and have become increasingly dependent upon) computer-based systems like Apple Siri, Google Now and Microsoft Cortana. Posted October 29, 2015

With interest and activity in the field of cognitive computing heating up, a succinct definition of cognitive computing and an overview of some of the technologies behind it might be useful. I'll also share a few of the practical applications that are emerging in the field. Posted October 29, 2015

David Weinberger

I've long been irked by the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom pyramid that is so often casually embraced as if its truth were obvious. I disagree with its implication that knowledge is a filtering down of information. Posted October 29, 2015

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