May 2017, [Volume 26, Issue 5]
Crowdsourcing: friend or foe of KM?
Often used for innovation, crowdsourcing can bypass organizational structures to obtain insights from large groups of individuals either within the company or outside it.
persistence pays off in the manufacturing sector
Enterprise knowledge management initiatives are challenging to initiate and sustain in global manufacturing organizations. Bringing KM principles to the culture of engineers and project management teams spread across the globe can be daunting. Here are two examples of companies that have persevered with enterprise social networking and other innovations as they promote cultural change.
Records Management - Overcoming barriers to gain rewards
Records management has been compared to taking out the trash—no one likes to do it, but if you don't, the house will start to smell.
The future is now: cognitive computing throughout the enterprise today
Regardless of what else cognitive computing may achieve, it is already considerably impacting the business user's data-driven practices.
Assessing your portfolio of knowledge management approaches
When an organization first decides to invest in better knowledge management, the team in charge often struggles to prioritize knowledge needs and select the right combination of tools and approaches to address them. Different parts of the business have different requirements, and it's hard to please everyone.
Psychographics, statistics and Big Brother
The fact is that any of the techniques available to the market today for predicting one's actions based on a profile can be important tools, but they cannot, with any great accuracy, predict the behavior of one single individual. They rely on groups of similar individuals to predict the probability of one person's actions.
Perspective on knowledge: The news is no more
By now I assume we're all tired not only of hearing fake news, but also of hearing about fake news. We've seen how it arises and spreads due to flaws in the structure of the Internet. We've heard lots of proposals for how to fix the problem, most of them implausible.
The Future of the Future
Building the high-trust enterprise
In a low-trust organization, people are afraid to share what they know. Knowledge flows are stifled.