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November/December 2017, [Volume 26, Issue 9]

Features

Collaboration: paths to success

The residential housing market is a $350 billion industry with thousands of builders and suppliers. Constructing a single home requires collaboration by dozens of companies, and many steps in the process are complex and interdependent. If completion of one task is delayed, others are affected.

Which state governments are best at fostering data innovation?

How are our state governments doing at creating data innovation ecosystems?

Lessons learned from big interoperability in government

Many times, government entities have difficulty simply accounting for the basics of data management. Tasks such as locating relevant data via search, adjusting to new regulatory requirements or implementing sustainable data governance can exacerbate overhead costs.

2017 KMWorld Promise and Reality award finalists: KM Promise Award

The search for a knowledge management solution is not an easy one. Many companies vow they offer the best technology to meet a client's needs, but finding the vendor that actually fulfills that promise can be challenging. The KM Promise Award is given to a company that implements and integrates knowledge management practices into business processes and works with clients to ensure they reach their goals. The award recipient provides innovative technology that breaks through the hype to help customers gain insights, collaborate and compete in a mobile and global business environment.

2017 KMWorld Promise and Reality award finalists:
KM Reality Award

The KM Reality Award recognizes an organization in which knowledge management is a positive reality, not just rhetoric. The award recipient has demonstrated leadership in the implementation of knowledge management practices and processes, realizing measurable business benefits. To be considered for the Reality Award, the knowledge management program must be in place for at least one year, receive support from senior management, and have defined metrics to evaluate the initiative and its impact on organizational goals.

Quintessentially search, no matter what the terminology

Today's search is providing a progressively richer and more informative experience. Users can now see in one interface all the relevant information about a customer, a product or a research topic. In the age of big data, the growing number of data types and ever-increasing demand for rapid access to and understanding of content, search will only become more essential.

Project teams and KM – Part 2
Using communities and networks to share knowledge across products

The first article in this series discussed reasons why leading organizations should encourage project teams to exchange insights and experiences as part of a comprehensive knowledge transfer strategy. Next, we explore the role that virtual communities and networks play in facilitating cross-project collaboration and learning.

COLUMNS:

David Weinberger

Perspective on knowledge: Local values of a global net

Even in regressive regimes that block sites and ideas, Internet apps are implicitly showing people the value of the free—or at least relatively free—flow of information.

The Future of the Future

The high cost of not sharing

Assembling and exchanging the necessary situational knowledge in a way that protects civil rights and privacy remains an enormous challenge.

Cognitive Computing

AI? Or cognitive computing?

Everyone is talking about AI. The past year has catapulted artificial intelligence into the public consciousness in dramatic fashion, utterly eclipsing the boomlet of inflated expectations that AI experienced in the 1980s.

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