Here’s some articles, web sites, or books that I’ve found interesting.
- This URL for Goliath Strikes Back didn’t seem to make it through email very good last month, so hopefully this one will. If the URL doesn’t work, you may need to copy and past it in pieces into your browser. Given the recent news about the rise and fall of Iridium (pun intended) this article is even more interesting. Was Iridium just another corporate “whiff”.
- Knowledge On The Move
- Heard about Raven? This article focuses some much needed attention on Lotus’ recently announced Raven. There’s a healthy dose of skepticism out there about Raven, but I’m sure it will fill a void, especially in those organization currently using Notes/Domino.
- Adaptive Enterprise : Creating and Leading Sense-And-Respond Organizations
Stephan H. Haeckel, Adrian J. Slywotzky
- This book come with a very strong recommendation from a faithful KM News reader. I’ve not read it, but it certainly is on the list and in the stack. — thanks Notty
- The X Factor
- Those of you that have been reading KM News since it’s early days remember my extolling the virtues and power of XML. I’ve had some conversations with some of you recently about my early prognostications and the current state of the art. In that vein, I found this article to be very informative and I think you will too.
- KM Case File: United Technologies
- UTC’s approach to KM is to convert information into value. In this article you’ll read about how this enormous decentralized organization views and then implements its vision of conversion.
- The Biology of Business : Decoding the Natural Laws of Enterprise
by: John Henry Clippinger III (Editor)
- Ken (a KM News reader), specifically recommended Chapter 5, “Complex Adaptive Knowledge Management: A Case from McKinsey & Company” — thanks Ken
KM Career Opportunities and Links — let me know of any opportunities and I’ll post them here (and don’t forget to tell me when the positions are filled). An asterisks (*) denotes a new item.
- Lotus Development – Enterprise Knowledge Systems,
- Knowledge Systems Specialist, Leading telecommunications specialist,
- Knowledge Jobs, http://www.knowledgejobs.com
- Enterprise Software Career Center,
- @Brint, http://www.brint.com/km/ken/jobs.html
- Knowledge Management Consortium,
This is a list of events I’m interested in, and think you should be too. As I come across web sites that have detailed listings of events, I’ll post them here. An asterisks (*) denotes a new item. If you attend a conference that you heard about through KM News, tell the conference promoters.
- 04/11/00 San Francisco Bay Area Knowledge Management Roundtable http://www.hoytconsulting.com/sfkmround.htm
- 03/30/00 – 03/31/00 Corporate Culture and Transformative Change, with Professor Edgar Schein, Cambridge, MA http://www.learnmaster.com/workshops/index.html
- 03/30/00 – 03/31/00 Benchmarking your Knowledge Management Intranet, London, UK firstname.lastname@example.org
- 04/05/00 – 04/06/00 Benchmarking your Knowledge Management Intranet, Boston, MA email@example.com
- 04/04/00 – 04/07/00 eCRM Conference and Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
- 04/10/00 – 04/13/00 Communities of Practice, San Diego, CA http://www.iir-ny.com
- 04/11/00 – 04/12/00 Learning 2000, Raffles City Convention Center, Singapore, http://education.hp.com
- 04/12/00 – 07/06/00 UK Knowledge Management Masterclass, Middlesex University,
- 06/07/00 – 06/08/00 Portal East, Reston, VA
- 06/07/00 – 06/08/00 Management Development & Information two thousand, Islington, UK http://www.midishow.com
I’ll try and point you to interesting products, tools, and companies that are dabbling in the KM space. A (P) after a product name indicates that it connects people to people, and an (I) indicates that it connects people to information. These categories are based on my definition of KM.
KnowledgeSync 2000 from Vineyardsoft Corporation (I)
- KnowledgeSync 2000 is a notification application that supercharges CRM, ERP, and related front-office and back-office solutions with powerful alerting technology. KnowledgeSync alerts users to critical conditions in application data, sending them the information they need to make crucial business decisions. It supports alerts based on sophisticated trend analysis, and on conditions across multiple business applications. KnowledgeSync can send data from any database source to anybody, anywhere, via any device or method, including PDA, pager, e-mail, fax, cellular phone, and the web.
If you’ve seen or are using a cool and useful product that falls into the KM space (or close to it), let me know about it, I’ll include it here and you’ll get the credit for it.