KMWorld Readers' Choice Award 2022 Winners
In this issue, KMWorld magazine announces the winners of the 2022 KMWorld Readers' Choice Awards. The categories for competition were wide-ranging. In all, there were 13 areas in which products and technologies could be nominated and ultimately voted upon. They include business process management, cognitive computing and AI, customer service and support, e-discovery, knowledge graphs, text analytics, and NLP.
2022 Readers' Choice Award - Best Customer Experience and Support: eGain
Beyond technology, eGain offers domain expertise, risk-free adoption options, a sustained client engagement model, implementation, support, education, and managed services, and ecosystem to succeed with modern KM.
2022 Readers' Choice Award - Best Content Management / Services: Northern Light
Thanks to Northern Light's unique partnerships with research publishers, users of our SinglePointTM portals can easily access and analyze all their relevant licensed content, along with their organization's internally generated content, in a single search. The result: farewell, content silos!
The importance of information governance and privacy
With each passage of a new regulation or legislation related to consumer rights and data privacy, the influence of data governance over the data sphere becomes amplified. However, this development will never negate the merit of utilizing data for personalized customer interactions that yield short-term and long-term benefits.
BPM: The value of process mining
As usage of BPM grew and multiple processes were added, many enterprises were no longer able to track their diverse set of processes. The complexity of enterprise applications, some new and some legacy, made it difficult to do so, as did the lack of process documentation. Visibility into processes was limited, especially for the ones that cut across different enterprise systems. Process mining emerged as a new class of enterprise software.
KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2022
To help showcase advanced products and services, each year KMWorld magazine looks for innovative offerings that are helping organizations derive greater benefit from their information, share knowledge more efficiently, make better decisions, improve compliance and security, effectively support employees, and communicate more seamlessly with customers.
Reimagining business with digital transformation
Regardless of the increase in scale, speed, and accuracy of digital transformation initiatives involving software agents, the cloud, search, and asset enrichment, the goal of these constructs is ultimately to improve the efficacy of human workers—and their business processes. This distinction may be a subtle one, but it's integral to the overall point of digital transformation, especially when it's applied to knowledge management.
Data Visualization provides rapid insights
One of the advantages of visualization as an analytic tool is its ability to summarize very large amounts of data in a consumable way.
How KM can support diversity, equity, and inclusion
KM teams are well-positioned to make meaningful contributions to their organizations' DEI goals and help create workplaces where every employee can flourish. After all, good KM relies on democratizing access to knowledge and expertise while creating psychologically safe spaces to exchange ideas and experiences.
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Innovative knowledge-sharing tools elevate the modern workplace
Enterprise knowledge continues to expand. Knowledge-sharing tools ensure this knowledge is preserved, curated, and easily disseminated throughout organizations. Their prioritization of collaboration, engagement, and interactions makes the growing decentralization and compartmentalization of the enterprise much more manageable.
Chasing the Omnichannel Experience
Companies need to be fully aware that customers do not want a fragmented approach, but a smooth and well-informed one, and act on that knowledge.
How KM enhances productivity and the employee experience
KM helps employees feel supported, both by the organization and a community of colleagues. This reduces stress, improves job satisfaction, and offers knowledge workers an invaluable outlet for dealing with difficult managers, tough assignments, and other challenges that might otherwise push them out the door.
Making smarter connections with knowledge graphs
Data fabric is the next level of maturity for data integration, and it can make very effective use of knowledge graph technology.
SHAKING UP ECM WITH COMPOSABLE CONTENT SERVICES: ONE PLUS ONE EQUALS THREE
The ease of integration that's foundational to composability supports low-code or no-code application building by automating measures that redress differences in data models and semantics.
KMWorld 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management 2022
Flexibility, agility, and the ability to pivot continue to be essential characteristics of winning companies. Organizations must have the right tools and products so they can break down information silos, better understand the experiences of their customers and employees, uncover trends, expand collaboration, deploy AI and machine learning appropriately, and take advantage of automation to lighten the burden of mundane, repetitive tasks.
INTERNET OF THINGS: IT TAKES TWO (OR MORE) TO TANGO
With the large volumes of data available, patterns can be detected that would not be revealed by monitoring individual pieces of equipment.
Looking to the future: 2022 KM outlook
The most drastic change KM has grappled with in the 2020s is the explosion of remote and hybrid work, which sparked an urgent need to enable virtual communication and critical information access.
Turning data into gold: Knowledge graphs, AI, and machine learning
Implementing knowledge graphs is either a direct requirement or best practice for the most effectual AI techniques—many of which have significant knowledge management consequences.
Enterprise search— an evolving technology
Today's search technology is much more intelligent, and capable of returning concept-based results rather than simple word matching based on indexed content.