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April 2006 [Volume 15, Issue 4]


Search gets smarter

Over the past year, search technology has shown remarkable progress in both its features and in the interest from prospective users. Initiatives by high-visibility firms such as Google have drawn attention to it, and enterprises are aggressively seeking more powerful ways of accessing their content.

Understanding open source Part 2

Open source usability and the arc of innovation Open source software (OSS) is consistently gaining strength as a movement and a viable software development paradigm. If you've heard of it but don't quite know what it is, you may want to read Part 1 of this article, which appeared in the February issue of KMWorld.

E-mail archiving and management: From niche to core component

E-mail management (EMM) is hot. Growing e-mail volumes, increased regulatory and legal pressures and concerns about electronic records make managing e-mail a top priority for many organizations. And with a dynamic, healthy marketplace exhibiting a flurry of new entrants and consolidations, the competition is fierce in the e-mail management and archiving marketplace.

State and Local Government News

The E-Mail Management Marketplace: EMC Corporation

The E-Mail Management Marketplace: KANA

The Government Directory: Smead Software

The Government Directory: TOWER Software

The Universe of Search: Autonomy

The Universe of Search: Bearing Point

The Universe of Search: Endeca

The Universe of Search: ISYS Search Software

The Universe of Search: Knova

The Universe of Search: Nexidia

News Analysis

KM: the forest for all the trees

Research corner

While knowledge management (KM) practitioners design systems to support their organizations’ goals, and knowledge workers use them on a day-to-day basis to carry out their activities, researchers are engaged in developing new techniques and tools that may eventually be incorporated into these systems.

The $60 billion challenge

The challenge facing vendors of knowledge-sharing and collaboration tools (representing a $60 billion market in the aggregate) is in helping their customers move from an industrial age mindset to a knowledge economy mindset. It's actually not a challenge, it's an imperative.


David Weinberger

The Landscape of Language

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