Wednesday, September 24, 2008

KMWorld2008 sharepoint as a collaboration tool

Michael Sampson put together a compelling case of the more in detail weaknesses of Sharepoint. He concludes that Sharepoint is great for sharing documents, but lots of other capabilities dont go all the way to being more useful, than disappointing. Consolidation of calendaring between outlook, sharepoint and windows mobile being one example. Here is his blog, including comments on this conference
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KMWorld2008 James Robertson about collaboration and publishing

James Robertson from StepTwoDesign makes a good point (with a strong australian accent :-) ) about the use of a groups/department/projects use of a collaboration environment (could be sharepoint) in two different ways:
1. the use as a 'shop' front-end (publishing like) for information to share with others outside the group
2. the use of a 'workshop' back-bone (collaboration like) for information to work on and change within the group.

Interesting approach that is worth further investigation. Metadata is a very critical component of it all.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

kmworld08 susan hanley on sharepoint

Susan is doing an entertaining and interesting job describing important thoughts, lessons learned and non-technical facts around sharepoint and making it succesfull.

Kmworld08 business process and km integration

It may have been easier for him in hebrew, but yair dembinsky from byonit solutions made a good point: for km to be more than a nice wallpaper, it needs to be embedded in the organizations core processes.. Even if that means to have to find intra political ways to make it happen. Strong message. Right on

kmworld08 leading practices

The cathlic health initiatives organization gave a great presentation on their approach to get, use and measure best/leading practices. Definitely worth digging deeper.

kmworld08 accenture on km roi

Interesting. Accenture went to simplify km roi to time savings only. Works for consulting where time is money. They do have a god metrics model that reaches from availability to usage and impact.

kmworld08 opening keynote

John kao gave a great.. And scary. Speech on the state of innovation here and around the world. I will checkout for more information

Monday, September 22, 2008

kmworld2008 sharepoint and km session

interesting workshop. very interactive, high level. leson learned - lots of organizations are looking to use sharepoint, all challenged by the same questions.. how do i do it right. how do i implement.. and keep it successful.

kmworld2008 1st day workshop on dynamic

pretty interesting session about dynamic content creation, mgmt and consumption. metadata is very important. ann rockley from rockley group is doimg a good job.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Image representing Twitter as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBase, source unknown

Interesting use of new communication capabilities for Health and Wellness purposes:

using Twitter to support and inspire one another to improve our wellness, whether it be through diet, exercise or even spiritual health."

Pretty good idea to use your social connection to help you achieve a specific goal. Motivation and the feeling of not fighting the pounds all by yourselve may just be making the important difference. Definitely different approach from Nintendo's WiiFit :-).

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yuval from MyWorklight talking about secure Web 2.0

I am currently live-blogging from the KM Chicago event where the CTO of MyWorklight is talking about secure ways of using Web 2.0 i organizations. Very interesting. Check it out:

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Friday, July 18, 2008

U.S. Air Force lets Web 2.0 flourish behind walls

United States Air Force logo, blue and silver....Image via WikipediaU.S. Air Force lets Web 2.0 flourish behind walls
Blogs, wikis and personal profiles promote information sharing, but some fear they could jeopardize operational security
July 17, 2008 (IDG News Service) The U.S. Air Force is using Web 2.0 technologies to better support its missions despite wariness about security, a civilian technology official of the service
The new techniques, including blogs, wikis and personal profiles, are coming out of an initiative by Air Force Knowledge Now (AFKN), a resource provided on the Department of Defense (DOD) intranet. They're helping service members and civilian employees find the information they need more quickly and are now being shared with members of the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines, according to Randy Adkins, director of the Air Force's Center of Excellence for Knowledge Management said last week.

IMHO, this article nicely points out the benefits, as well as the concerns about the use of Web2.0/Social Media capabilities in organizations. There is easy sharing, connecting to other experts and a more collaborative approach to working online together, and there is need for the building of social networking and sharing awareness.
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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Next step up for Social Networking software ?

Graphic representation of a minute fraction of...Image via Wikipedia"Content management software vendors eye social networking
Content management software vendors are pondering social networking features and are expected to collaborate or acquire so-called white label networks to make their enterprise apps more social."

Could this be the start of another round of consolidation, as well as the standardization and commercialization of Social Networking software ? Content Management vendors will likely purchase some of these companies to complete their offering, make them scalable and integrateble - all good things with regards to the utilization of social networking within business environments.
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

the Knowledge Management solution of the present is not Outlook or..

The current Mozilla mascot for the Mozilla Suite and Mozilla FoundationImage via Wikipediasolutions like Sharepoint, Lotus Notes or the likes.. its the web-browser.. its the endless list of web service enabled internet sites that allow everybody to blog, share, twitter, text, etc. etc. etc.

My Mozilla is not the same that I downloaded.. expanded dramatically with extensions, greasemonkey scripts and stylish codes, it has become my become one of my main working and information processing interfaces.. Here I manage my friendfeed, my twitter postings, my 4 blogs, moderate discussion groups and keep up to date on the happenings on the Internet.

I will post a list of my currently used extensions shortly.

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Knowledge Drain in Africa ?

Blank map of AfricaImage via WikipediaJust some obvious thoughts.. Africa is huge (11,608,000 sq miles to be exact.. see more here). Its got huge economic problems.. Tell me, why would an educated scientist stay there ? Yes, in the long-run and on a larger scale, the economic and scientific power of Africa can be enormous, but it has yet to find its 'killer application' for the world market (what replication and continious improvement is in Japan, manufacturing power in China, innovation and engineering power in Europe).. what could it be for Africa ?

Africa Facing Brain Drain
The United Nations is increasingly worried about Africa's brain drain and has warned that it could have dire consequences for the continent. The continuous stream of its professionals to Europe and the Americas is affecting Africa's development and prosperity. "In 25 years, Africa will be empty of brains," warns Dr. Lalla Ben Barka of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. The exodus of highly trained individuals from developing African countries to industrialized nations is not a new phenomenon. However, the magnitude of the growing problem demands urgent action as the consequences of brain drain threaten to stunt the overall development of the continent. According to the International Organization for Migration, Africa has already lost one-third of its human capital and is continuing to lose its skilled personnel at an increasing rate. It is reported that there are now more African scientists in the United States than on the whole of the African continent. Africa's share of global scientific output has fallen from 0.5 percent in the mid-1980s to 0.3 percent in the mid-1990s.

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What happened to AskMe

Hmmm.. what happened to AskMe ? Is that a good thing ? What is a Japanese company planning to do with an American Knowledge Management leader ? Hmm Hmm Hmm..

AskMe Acquired By Tokyo-Based REALCOM
AskMe Corporation has announced that it has been acquired by REALCOM Inc., a leading provider of content and knowledge management services and solutions. Based in Japan, REALCOM is listed and publicly traded on the Tokyo Mothers stock exchange. Under the terms of the agreement, AskMe will remain based in Seattle, Washington, USA, as a subsidiary of REALCOM Inc.. According to REALCOM's founder and chief executive officer Tadashi Tanimoto, "AskMe and REALCOM have had a common heritage. Bringing our companies together is a great opportunity to advance our vision to form a global market leader in Knowledge Management and Enterprise 2.0 technologies." Both companies have begun executing integrating operations, technologies and development teams to ensure a smooth transition and immediate value for customers, partners and investors. AskMe will soon integrate their product roadmap along with increased product investments to build upon the success of the AskMe Enterprise 'Azo' release to innovate further in the Enterprise 2.0 marketplace.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Mobile Knowledge Management

The world is becoming increasingly mobile. There are more mobiles than humans on this planet.. its the one thing that nearly everybody seems to have.

So ? What a potential to connect, share and tap into eachothers expertise !

Blogging, Twitter, mobile google and facebook have brought anytime conversation to a very cheap, convenient and immediate level. (i am writing this from a mob ile blogging application on my PDA).

What does it mean to you ? If everybody can get their personal network to twit, blog and sms, imagine how eaisily you can solve problems, make better decision and organize an instant party ?!

Mobile collaboration is in its definition phase.. lets play with it and see where it leads us..

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