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TechRepublic Research Index: Knowledge management

If you're looking for ways to implement a knowledge management system, you'll want to learn about the valuable resources TechRepublic offers.


It’s the conversation every IT manager dreads. You’re walking down the hall, and the CFO grabs you and pulls you into a conference room. “You know what this company needs?” she asks. You shake your head, waiting for the other shoe to drop. She stares back at you, eyes full of determination. “This company needs…a knowledge management system!”

You nod again, thinking to yourself, well, that could have been worse.

“I’ll leave it in your hands, then,” she concludes, leaving you alone in the conference room, thinking it just got worse.

Knowledge Management (KM) is one of the hot new IT buzz phrases. Everyone understands how important KM is, and everyone wants to implement a KM system for his or her organization. The problem is that Knowledge Management means different things to different people. To your CFO, it might mean a way to integrate production and sales schedules, while to your marketing department it might mean a way to work collaboratively across departments.

And let’s not even think about what KM means for vendors! It seems as if every software house on the planet is selling its own suite of KM tools.

Fortunately, TechRepublic can help you sort through the Knowledge Management wilderness. The TechRepublic Research Index offers a full library of white papers, vendor documents and research analysis on KM and related topics.

The Research Index has a subsection devoted just to Knowledge Management. We’ve listed below several selections from the Knowledge Management subsection you might want to start with.
Save yourself a few headaches when you implement a new technology or tackle a major project. TechRepublic's Research Index provides the information you need to help you do the job right—the first time. You’ll find everything from in-depth white papers to market research and analysis on critical industry topics in the Research Index.
Knowledge Exchange: Real-Time Collaboration in the 21st Century
This Cutter Consortium Research Brief discusses how companies can use the Internet to share information between employees and other strategic partners, creating a “Knowledge Exchange.”

Read more about Knowledge Exchange.

Enterprise Information Portals: Hot Air or Hot Technology?
This white paper also comes from Cutter Consortium, courtesy of its Business Intelligence Advisor publication. Enterprise Information Portals (EIPs) are the latest offerings by enterprise software vendors eager to cash in on the demand for knowledge management systems. Cutter looks at the EIP concept to see if it makes business sense. The white paper also looks at some companies that are already using EIP.

Read more about Enterprise Information Portals.

Connecting Communities
This detailed white paper from IDC uses interviews with 40 different organizations to analyze how their Knowledge Management systems were helping to meet their business goals. (Note: while you can read an abstract of the report for free, you must purchase the entire report.)

Read more about Connecting Communities.
Tell us what you’d like to read on TechRepublic. Issues, vendors, hardware, management problems, or trends—share your hot topics. Post a comment below or send us some mail.
It’s the conversation every IT manager dreads. You’re walking down the hall, and the CFO grabs you and pulls you into a conference room. “You know what this company needs?” she asks. You shake your head, waiting for the other shoe to drop. She stares back at you, eyes full of determination. “This company needs…a knowledge management system!”

You nod again, thinking to yourself, well, that could have been worse.

“I’ll leave it in your hands, then,” she concludes, leaving you alone in the conference room, thinking it just got worse.

Knowledge Management (KM) is one of the hot new IT buzz phrases. Everyone understands how important KM is, and everyone wants to implement a KM system for his or her organization. The problem is that Knowledge Management means different things to different people. To your CFO, it might mean a way to integrate production and sales schedules, while to your marketing department it might mean a way to work collaboratively across departments.

And let’s not even think about what KM means for vendors! It seems as if every software house on the planet is selling its own suite of KM tools.

Fortunately, TechRepublic can help you sort through the Knowledge Management wilderness. The TechRepublic Research Index offers a full library of white papers, vendor documents and research analysis on KM and related topics.

The Research Index has a subsection devoted just to Knowledge Management. We’ve listed below several selections from the Knowledge Management subsection you might want to start with.
Save yourself a few headaches when you implement a new technology or tackle a major project. TechRepublic's Research Index provides the information you need to help you do the job right—the first time. You’ll find everything from in-depth white papers to market research and analysis on critical industry topics in the Research Index.
Knowledge Exchange: Real-Time Collaboration in the 21st Century
This Cutter Consortium Research Brief discusses how companies can use the Internet to share information between employees and other strategic partners, creating a “Knowledge Exchange.”

Read more about Knowledge Exchange.

Enterprise Information Portals: Hot Air or Hot Technology?
This white paper also comes from Cutter Consortium, courtesy of its Business Intelligence Advisor publication. Enterprise Information Portals (EIPs) are the latest offerings by enterprise software vendors eager to cash in on the demand for knowledge management systems. Cutter looks at the EIP concept to see if it makes business sense. The white paper also looks at some companies that are already using EIP.

Read more about Enterprise Information Portals.

Connecting Communities
This detailed white paper from IDC uses interviews with 40 different organizations to analyze how their Knowledge Management systems were helping to meet their business goals. (Note: while you can read an abstract of the report for free, you must purchase the entire report.)

Read more about Connecting Communities.
Tell us what you’d like to read on TechRepublic. Issues, vendors, hardware, management problems, or trends—share your hot topics. Post a comment below or send us some mail.

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