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1997: The Year As We See It -Part 4 of 4 (Oct., Nov., Dec.)

CKOs gain acceptance

John Peetz Jr., CKO at Ernst & Young (New York), speaks about growing into a CKO position and how the title is spreading throughout the private sector and government organizations.

PDM and beyond

Adra Systems (Chelmsford, MA) forms a new company, MatrixOne, to manage knowledge through the entire product life cycle.

Is Wall Street betting that storage stock prices will fall?

Contributing editor Hal Glatzer takes a look at the status of data storage companies on the stock market.

It is now KMWorld

The premier issue marks our name change that coincides with the market's transition from a collection of information sharing technology to a collection of knowledge resource solutions.

Kofax goes public

In a move that some use as a financial gauge for the industry, Kofax (Irvine, CA) completes an IPO.

Market in transition

Following its strengths of manual transaction processing into digital storage, Dakota Imaging's (Columbia, MD) Grokker products gets a name change to TransForm as it goes beyond imaging. And Bell & Howell (Arlington Heights, IL) moves from the non-existent 8mm movie market to information access and mail processing.

Opening the book on KM

It all comes together at Knowledge Management Expo.

Event defines KM's business role

The growing understanding and importance of knowledge management flows from KMExpo with comments such as those from day-one keynote speaker George Gilder, "Knowledge technologies are creating most of the new wealth in the economy."

Are DM standards ready for broad-based implementations?

To standardize the way desktop applications integrate with document management systems, the AIIM Open Document Management API announces a new set of technical specifications.

It doesn't cost to see if IT pays

Thinking about using knowledge management technology? FileNet and Compaq (Houston) try a way to let users try it: a Web site suggesting configurations and estimated cost-benefit analysis.

Web tools top technology list

Topping the shopping lists of document managers are Web tools, workflow and document management, according to a survey from Emerging Technologies Advisory Group of AIIM (Silver Spring, MD).

Standards could unite storage

IBM (Armonk, NY), Hewlett-Packard (Greeley, CO) and Seagate Technology (Scotts Valley, CA) agree to collaborate on forming a standard for tape storage technology.

Convergence is emerging theme

While roaming the halls of the Kalthoff Forum, our guys in the field notice that electronic document management and product data management companies are pointing out the benefits of knowledge management.

Skimming for KM cream

Open Systems Advisors (Boston) announces an awards category specifically for knowledge management for its Crossroads A-List. Look for the winners in March.

A hot trend

Mason Grigsby says Internet electronic bill presentment is going to be very popular in all industries and that COLD technology is already providing a solution.

Knowledge sharing

With Oracle's InterOffice system and the Internet, the University of Washington's Department of Molecular Biotechnology is now able to manage terabytes of data and support thousands of researchers worldwide.

Testimony and tutorials at E&Y knowledge conference

Attendees of the Knowledge Advantage conference co-sponsored by Ernst & Young and Xerox are treated to treatises on knowledge management from the theoretical to practical.

Hit, stand and double down at COMDEX

A sampling of what was seen at the biggest computer and technology show of the year is given by KMWorld editors.

Quadrupled productivity at systems-savvy BAIS

Bank of America Investment Services (Chicago) is now managing four times the volume of applications because of a combination of workflow, forms recognition, intranet and imaging technology.

Solution saves lives and money

Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, CA) has put knowledge management to work to diagnose several cases of breast cancer and recover money lost in the insurance process

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