Enterprise social software technology
While agreement around the core concepts of “social software” has remained elusive, the underlying phenomenon is quite real. To date, industry analysts have quite properly focused on the cultural and organizational aspects of social software technologies (blogs, wikis, tag clouds and such) in the enterprise. “The sociology is more important than the technology,” you often hear, and I couldn’t agree more.
– by Tony Byrne
Government agencies build stronger foundations for sharing information
The benefits of better information sharing among departments within government agencies have long been self-evident, but difficult to achieve. Yet, significant steps are being taken to improve such sharing. Also, collaboration with entities outside the government is becoming more feasible as easier-to-use collaboration platforms emerge.
BI, in good times and bad
Business intelligence (BI) seems to thrive in tough economic times almost as well it does in good times. Based on a survey of IT and business leaders in Europe, China and the United States, AMR Research predicts that the global market for BI will be $57.1 billion in 2008, with the U.S. market accounting for $25.5 billion of the total. The growth rate is expected to be somewhat slower than in the past at about 5 percent, but increasing over the next several years.
– by Judith Lamont
Hardware manufacturers find green in “going green”
U.S. hardware manufacturers have taken significant steps to improve their environmental standing. Those steps are not only playing well with consumers, but also are providing moneymaking opportunities for the vendors through cost reduction and new revenue streams.
– by Robert Smallwood
KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2008
What makes a trend-setting product?
When we first started identifying products six years ago, we were still seeing some radical new technology and tried to select solutions that would be embraced by the marketplace and gain wide adoption.
A few of the companies that developed the products have gone belly up; more have been acquired by other vendors. However, all things considered, we’ve been quite accurate selecting products that deliver customer value, which is the underlying principle that defines this year’s list.
– by Hugh McKellar
- Competitive Intelligence: Access Innovations
- Competitive Intelligence: Connotate
Trend-Setting Products of 2008
- A2iA, ABBYY, Access Innovations, ArborSys Group
- Astute Solutions, Attivio, Brainware, CaseCentral
- Clearview, Collexis, Connectbeam, Content Analyst
- Copyright Clearance Center, Exsys, Hewlett-Packard, IBM
- ISYS, KANA, Mindbreeze, Noetix
- Northern Light, Open Text, PaperThin, QL2
- SAVO, Sinequa, SpringCM, Teragram
- Wordmap, Xerox, ZyLAB,
The summer of transparency
Google has been and remains a secretive company. Part of the firm’s reluctance to engage in orgies of public relations is common sense. Mountain View, Calif., is open but also closed.
– by Stephen E. Arnold
Everything is fragmented — Blog storming in six stages
– by Dave Snowden
Waiting for the e-book
My Kindle from Amazon is fun. It’s usable. And when I use it in a public place, it makes me a geek magnet, the way a puppy attracts smiles and small talk. But the Kindle is a big, big step away from showing us what real e-books will do for us….
– by David Weinberger
The Future of the The Future: Turning problems into opportunities
– by Art Murray
Read the full issue online.
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