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November/December 2014, [Vol 23, Issue 10]

Features

Collaboration: multipurpose solutions

"Salespeople are enthusiastic users of collaboration solutions because they have a strong incentive to do things more quickly."

Life science KM leaders discuss data search, reuse

Knowledge management is a relatively new discipline in the life sciences industry. Even large companies may not have a well-defined KM structure or team. When KM leaders from pharmaceutical giants, midsize companies and startups gathered at an event in August, a common theme was the duel challenge of making search of internal documents more efficient and getting researchers to see enough value in sharing information that they will change business practices....

Managing marketing: putting the puzzle together

""We interviewed many CMOs and asked them where their overall marketing plan was. Surprisingly, most of them did not know."

Smarter software is coming … just slowly

With a breakthrough in computing architecture, the hope is that the accuracy of the systems can move to 95 to 99 percent accuracy.

2014 KMWorld Promise and Reality award finalists:
KM PROMISE AWARD

Twenty organizations have been named finalists for the 2014 KM Promise Award, and 20 others are finalists for the 2014 KM Reality Award.

The winners of the KM Promise and the KM Reality awards will be formally announced on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the 2014 KMWorld Conference at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.

2014 KMWorld Promise and Reality award finalists:
KM REALITY AWARD

Twenty organizations have been named finalists for the 2014 KM Reality Award, and 20 others are finalists for the 2014 KM Promise Award.

The winners of the KM Promise and the KM Reality awards will be formally announced on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the 2014 KMWorld Conference at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.

KM Promise Award Finalist: KMS lighthouse

KM Promise Award Finalist: RightAnswers

News Analysis

Cognitive computing: A definition and some thoughts

Computers are one of those artifacts of modern life that we love to hate. They are powerful, pervasive, intrusive and, let's face it, clumsy to use. Today's applications require us to break down complex, subtle ideas into simplistic statements. We must learn arcane codes to speak their language. They are incapable of assisting us in an evolving knowledge voyage because their understanding breaks down as our context or intentions change.

Supporting knowledge workers

Fifty-two percent of those surveyed agreed that their discovery procedures are "ad hoc, manual, disruptive and expensive."

COLUMNS:

David Weinberger

Minds need hands

The example I know best is the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. It's a university research center, so you'd assume it's very thinky. And it is. But from its inception, it's had a commitment not only to research but also to building software. For a university research center, that's just weird. But, it turns out, wonderful.

The Future of the Future

From the real to the virtual and back

In previous articles, we've shown that intangible asset values typically outweigh their tangible counterparts by about four to one. We don't expect this ratio to flip anytime soon. But those crusty old tangibles have been staging a comeback. The new technology of 3-D printing is getting help from a few "old-timers" like open source software and collaborative computing.

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