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
KM: the forest for all the trees
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.
The Landscape of Language