Friday, 20 March 2009

Finding the people you need

A great post here on the Headshift Blog authored by Jon Mell. The introduction does a great job summarising the post "Rich profiles can be a powerful cornerstone of an Enterprise 2.0 / next generation intranet / social business software solution. Finding people rather than documents can be highly beneficial in terms of productivity, using information rather than looking for it, and simply getting things done and making things happen"

Jon illustrates these points by demonstrating how rich profiles are used within an application called Jive Clearspace. The following are some of the ways rich profiles can be used, all are discussed in more detail in the blog post;

  • You want to find someone who can help you in a particular subject area
  • You want to see what topics, blog posts and other content someone has contributed or commented on
  • You want to see what external content people have tagged/are looking at (Websites, Blog Posts)

A really interesting post, which I recommend anyone interested in finding information on people reads.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

KM World's Top 100 KM Companies List

The Accidental Aussise has posted a link on her blog to the KM World's Top 100 KM Companies List from the KM World Website:

"...we believe that each of the companies listed below embodies as part of its culture the agility and limber execution of its mission, in whatever subject areas upon which they focus. Both small and large, they embrace a spirit of innovation and adaptability. They each embody the resiliency and wisdom to identify and act upon their own areas requiring improvement and, more importantly, those of their customers"

Have a look and see what you think

Monday, 9 March 2009

The 7 principles of Knowledge Management

As reported on the David Gurteen Blog Dave Snowden has expanded his 3 Rules of Knowledge Management to 7 Principles of Knowledge Management

The 7 Principles of Knowledge Management are available in full on the Cognitive Edge Blog.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Surving a Zombie Intranet

First of all you're probably thinking what on earth is a Zombie Intranet? Have I been spending too much time on Facebook...fraid not.

Have a look at this Google Search for some results on "Zombie Intranet" and then read the following from the StepTwo Blog. In it the authors describe an all too familiar scenario:

"Collaboration spaces, such as wikis or SharePoint team areas, have multiplied across the organisation. Now numbering in the thousands, some are hugely successful but many are not. Confusion and pain has oustripped the value offered by the collaboration spaces, and things may be getting worse not better.

How to untangle such a huge mess? What approach can be taken that will address thousands of spaces?"


So what is the solution and is there even one? Well the author outlines one which you may or may not agree with. You'll have to read the full post to find out what it is though!

[Hat Tip - Green Chameleon Blog]

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Twitter is twensational!

Following my post last month called Twitter for Beginners I thought it was only fair that I posted some more links to Twitter on the Blog.

If you haven't noticed already Twitter seems to be everywhere at the moment. Helped in no small part by the number of celebrities that have signed up to use the service. So it's no surprise that the number of articles that have been written about Twitter recently has increased substantially.

The following are a few that I and other bloggers have seen which may be of interest:

[Hat Tip - The Elusa Blog]