What’s ahead at KMWorld 2021
Jane Dysart, KMWorld conference chair, and founding partner and curator of curiosity, Dysart & Jones Associates, provides a look at what's ahead for KMWorld 2021 attendees. The conference will be held November 15-18, 2021 at the JW Marriott Washington, DC
KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2021
To help showcase advanced products and services, each year KMWorld magazine looks for offerings that are designed to help organizations derive greater benefit from their information, share knowledge efficiently, make better decisions, enable compliance, effectively support employees, and communicate seamlessly with customers.
Modern customer service— More social, more intelligent
Efficiency has been a big motivator for the use of RPA; in customer support applications, a goal has been to use bots to help agents reduce handle time for customer calls.
Top considerations for ECM and content services
Content services' contemporary reliance on advanced analytics and cloud connectivity means more than an improved ability to meet its goals—which are increasingly taking the form of process automation.
KMWorld AI50 : The Companies Empowering Intelligent Knowledge Management 2021
The importance of AI is underscored by forecasts for revenue growth. Worldwide revenues for the AI market, including software, hardware, and services, are forecast to grow 16.4% year over year in 2021 to $327.5 billion, according to the latest release of the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Tracker. To help spotlight innovation in knowledge management, KMWorld presents the annual KMWorld AI 50, a list of vendors that are helping their customers excel in an increasingly competitive marketplace by imbuing products and services with intelligence and automation.
Mastering blockchain for traceability and trust
The unalterable nature of blockchain data means the consistency and correctness createan unassailable trust for numerous enterprise use cases.
The growing role of AI in the modern contact center
The global market for contact center software was $20.5 billion in 2020 and is predicted to grow 21% per year until 2028, according to Grand View Research. Within this market, interactive voice response (IVR) accounted for 23% of revenue and services for 42%. Despite a steady move to the cloud, on-premise solutions still accounted for 59% of the market. This proportion is likely to reverse within a few years, however, because of the agility, ease of maintenance, and ability to support remote workers that cloudbased contact centers provide.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT Industry Trends 2021
The need for technology-supported collaboration increased dramatically due to COVID-19—and a hybrid work environment is likely to remain the norm even after the impact of the pandemic subsides.
KMWorld 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management 2021
Understanding What Matters With Text Analytics and NLP
There's no limit to the business value that can be derived from parsing, appropriately contextualizing, classifying, and extracting text with NLP.
Looking to the future: 2021 Insight
KM teams should focus not just on pushing new technology but also on how they can better support foundational capabilities such as collaboration and expertise location in the digital workplace.
Graph databases team up with BI: It’s all about relationships
BI software, which is widely used and deeply embedded in many enterprises, can be enhanced bygraph databases that focus on connections.
Information governance 101: The regulatory compliance survival kit
Mapping data's flow throughout the enterprise is pivotal for securing information assets since it allows organizations to consider what they're trying to protect and what that requires.
2020 Readers Choice Award - Best Knowledge Graphs: Stardog
Companies including BNY Mellon, Schneider Electric and NASA rely on Stardog to create a dynamic, reusable data fabric to power countless use cases. With Stardog, they're able to go beyond the limitations of structured data management systems. Only Stardog can support the collaborative, cross-functional projects and products that are essential to creating and defending competitive advantage.
From back-end developers to mission-critical workplace automation: The low-code advantage
The advantages of workplace automation are predicated on improving enterprise efficiency, which typically takes two forms: perfecting the automated steps in workflows and uncovering new processes to automate.
The centerpiece of data governance: Making information quality pay off
Poor information quality wastes monetary resources, squanders data's underlying value to the enterprise, and significantly increases risk in the form of regulatory compliance or litigation.
Knowledge graphs enhance customer experience through speed and accuracy
Although knowledge graphs have been deployed by major companies such as Google, Amazon, and LinkedIn due to their ability to incorporate relationships in their analyses as well as their speed, only in the last 5 years has their use become more widespread.
Healthcare: Managing the information flow from wearables and remote monitoring devices
With broader use of wearables, routine monitoring of even asymptomatic high-risk groups such as the elderly may become the norm, allowing earlier intervention and improved outcomes.
THE SMART MONEY: Decoupling financial services for cross-departmental big data integration
Monetizing data while complying with regulations in finance is increasingly dependent on the ability to decouple the enterprise—across departments, business lines, and individual services.
Turning big data into big content: business process management is resurging with robotics process automation
Big data—once deemed essential to capitalizing on data-driven processes—is now viewed only as useful as the meaningful content produced from it.