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September/October 2018, Trend-Setting Products 2018 [Volume 27, Issue 5]

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Features

In designating products to our 2018 list, we looked for solutions that are inventive as well as utilitarian … that break new ground, that help organizations achieve their knowledge management goals and the digital transformation they need to thrive. The offerings help users find information more easily and convert structured and unstructured information into meaningful insight to solve business challenges and satisfy customers. Posted September 10, 2018

The ability to manage rich media has become essential for departments throughout the enterprise. DAM systems bring efficiency to the search process. Posted September 10, 2018

Proactive risk assessment is applicable to any form of risk organizations might encounter, from fraudulent transactions to network availability. Although law enforcement risk threatens lives whereas enterprise risk threatens funds, the same shrewd combination of big data management and machine learning techniques can empower organizations to proactively detect, investigate and minimize risk while maximizing big data's ROI. Posted September 10, 2018

Although GIS has been in use for more than a half century, for much of that time it was a specialized discipline, and its potential in knowledge management was not widely recognized. Its dramatic growth and movement into the mainstream was a result of several forces, including greater computing power, the advent of big data, mobile devices and sensors and an increasing awareness of how much GIS has to offer. Posted September 10, 2018

In its "Next-Generation Communities of Practice" research, member-based nonprofit APQC identified eight strategies that top organizations use to make employees aware of communities and get them excited about participating. Those strategies range from change management fundamentals that work for almost any knowledge management initiative to innovative tactics based on social media marketing and advanced analytics. Posted September 10, 2018

A process called technology-assisted review (TAR) is applying machine learning to the review of electronically stored information, with the potential to save clients time and money by avoiding the review of documents that are not relevant. Most of the largest law firms and many U.S. government agencies including the Department of Justice are deploying TAR or have recognized its value. Yet many attorneys and judges are still unfamiliar with TAR and unsure how to apply it. Posted September 10, 2018

David Weinberger

If the early computers reinforced the existing world-view, the Internet upended worldview after worldview. We learned that control doesn't scale: If you want to build something really, really big, you have to get rid of the centralized management functions. We learned that customers joined in conversational networks know more about a business' products than the business does. We learned what a democracy is like when everyone truly has a voice, even when those voices are telling lies and tearing down democratic institutions. Posted September 10, 2018

The Future of the Future

Through our many decades of research into the knowledge sciences, we've determined that if AI is ever going to live up to its promises, it needs an architecture that integrates three levels of functionality: memory, awareness and anticipation. Posted September 10, 2018

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