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April 2012 [Volume 21, Issue 4]


What matters now in content management? Lessons learned by a veteran analyst

Real Story Group's lead analyst, Tony Byrne, shares a few thoughts on the changes in the content management market over the last ten years. He discusses the three broad lessons learned and six imperatives facing information professionals today.

Big data has big implications for knowledge management

A goal of knowledge management over the years has been the ability to integrate information from multiple perspectives to provide the insights required for valid decision-making. Big data provides unique challenges and opportunities for achieving that goal.

Here comes the Open Web - Embrace it!

At the core of the Open Web platform is a culture that favors openness and easy access to new technology. For enterprises, the Open Web will be the basis for a revolutionary new wave of Internet applications that motivate, serve, delight and empower customers.

Finding meaning in search

Search has been a mainstay of knowledge management since the discipline was first defined, but is not yet a perfect technology. Organizations that spend time analyzing their content and establishing metadata are able to leverage their intellectual capital more effectively.

News Analysis

Bitext engages in the semantic arena

Bitext develops software that enables machines to understand the language people use every day. Bitext now offers support for English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Brazilian, German and Dutch. In development are languages such as Arabic, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and Japanese...

Do-it-yourself analytics

As big data grows increasingly massive, the need for agile analytics will, too. Enter Cognos, which is part of IBM's Business Analytics division, and TM1 10, its performance management solution. A compelling element of IBM Cognos TM1 10 is Insight, which gives individual users, especially non-spreadsheet users, access to TM1 10.


David Weinberger

The problems with facts

Not all things that claim to be facts are facts. Some statements about the world are false. What's true and false is not up to us. Facts matter.

The Future of the Future

Why smart cities need smart libraries: Stories from the Alaskan frontier

Just like the small coffee shop in Alaska, the smart library will serve as a knowledge broker engaged in locating qualified sources of critical knowledge to solve a particular problem...

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