Thursday, December 29, 2011

The 8th annual Enterprise Search Summit returns to New York City on May 15-16, 2012. We seek dynamic speakers who can talk knowledgeably not only about the technical aspects of enterprise search but also about the business implications of successful implementations of enterprise search.  Share your expertise with colleagues at Enterprise Search Summit.

Click here to submit your proposal before the submission deadline of January 20, 2012.

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Breaking News KM In Practice News Analysis
Quote of the Week
When the best leader's work is done, the people say, 'We did it ourselves.' — Lao Tzu
  Breaking News

e-Discovery self service

Case Central's CloudConnect

CaseCentral has released CloudConnect, which has been engineered for its company’s e-discovery platform. CloudConnect permits law firms and corporate legal departments to securely upload data directly into the CaseCentral...

Continue Here: http://www.kmworld.com/Articles/News/News/e-Discovery-self-service-79617.aspx

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Quest Software acquires BiTKOO

Eliminating identity crises

Quest has purchased BiTKOO, which develops software for authorization and entitlement management in enterprise IT environments. The move is said to further strengthen Quest’s One Identity...

Continue Here: http://www.kmworld.com/Articles/News/News/Quest-Software-acquires-BiTKOO-79633.aspx

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Ektron steps up support for FAST Search for SharePoint

New options for Ektron-powered Web sites

Ektron has enhanced and expanded its support FAST Search for Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

Highlighted features include:

  KM In Practice

Better understanding car rental trends

To better manage its fleet of vehicles, Hertz Spain has implemented a new business intelligence solution. The company is using the QlikView Business Discovery Platform to analyze trends...

Continue Here: http://www.kmworld.com/Articles/News/KM-In-Practice/Better-understanding-car-rental-trends-79637.aspx

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  News Analysis

Personal KM
Turning phatic fumes into golden nuggets

Phat·ic (ftk) adj. Of, relating to, or being speech used to share feelings or to establish a mood of sociability rather than to communicate information or ideas...

It's pretty easy to think of social Web services such as Twitter and Facebook as simple, meaningless chatter. The small, phatic ramblings ("I had a cheese sandwich....

Continue Here: http://www.kmworld.com/Articles/News/News-Analysis/Personal-KM--Turning-phatic-fumes-into-golden-nuggets-78424.aspx

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Semantic Analysis of Unstructured Data

Big data is a much-hyped subject. In fact, the term is rather misleading because it seems to relate only to the volume of data, while ignoring its heterogeneous nature. Accordingly, the general definition of "big data," as suggested by Gartner, also considers the complexity and variety of data, thus focusing on the relevance of highly heterogeneous and unstructured information and how it can be analyzed in various forms. In particular, apart from the growing network of machines and equipment, social interactions are a further source of big data. With the exchange of messages in a wide variety of formats, on various platforms, and through multiple channels, large amounts of data are generated that demand analysis and interpretation.

Read more of the Best Practices in Analytics for Big Data White Paper. Click here .

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Best Practices in Knowledge Management

KNOW THIS:  KNOWLEDGE IS ELUSIVE
 
Many knowledge management gurus will tell you that knowledge cannot be "managed," in the typical sense. Data can be managed. Information can be managed. But "knowledge" is in some kind of fourth dimension, outside of the reach of control.
 
Maybe it's a semantic argument. But there are plenty of people out there who are active knowledge managers--some with business cards that say so!--and spend their days managing their organizations' knowledge just fine, thank you very much.
 
But there IS a point to the pundits' argument: Knowledge is not easy to put your finger on. It's an ethereal thing; it's not simply data, and it's not simply "what's in people's heads" either. It's both. So to conduct knowledge management requires a deep understanding of the business AND the workers who walk in and walk out of your buildings every day.
 
The next KMWorld White Paper--"Best Practices in Knowledge Management"--will try to unravel that knot. If you have a way to address it, please contact:

 
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Meet the Leaders in Information Governance [June 2014]

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