Platform vs. Application—Help for Building a Business Case

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Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 8/24/2017

The biggest mistake people make when selecting a KM system is to choose a platform instead of an application. The business case is dazzlingly simple—yet many organizations overlook it.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Inmagic Presto

The True Cost of Open Source—There is Nothing Cheap about Free

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Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 8/1/2017

Open source software (OSS) is the technology world’s response to consumers who are price sensitive, but as with many things, it’s important to do your homework before making a commitment. Read on for some thought provoking suggestions on how to evaluate the best ILS or KM software for your organization. Maybe it’s open source, maybe it isn’t.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Integrated Library Systems, Knowledge Management Systems, Collections Management Software, Archives Collections Management Software

SharePoint, SQL and Online Dating

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Posted by Phil Green on 7/25/2017

I am often asked “What do I tell IT when they want to replace an existing Lucidea solution with one they promise to build in SharePoint?” Well, there are many advantages with our Lucidea solutions, but here I’d like to share one simple but very powerful differentiator: date handling and date searching. Once you’ve read this, you’ll have a thought-provoking response for IT!

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Inmagic Presto, Information Management, Integrated Library Systems, Library Management, SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, Argus, Management

Do You Understand How Your Organization’s Technology Apps are Reviewed and Approved?

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 7/18/2017

In my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world, I warn against focusing too much on technology, which is a very common problem. But you will ultimately need to use technology for your KM program, so it’s important to understand it and use it in the optimal way. A critical component of successful technology procurement and rollout is a thorough understanding of how technology products are reviewed and approved.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Proven Practices, Inmagic Presto

Evidence-Based Decision Making on-the-Fly

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Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 7/11/2017

Pilots can’t fly unless they have instruments that tell them what the plane is doing at all times, and where it’s heading. KM professionals need instruments too, in order to assess whether the products and services they are providing are valued, and to understand what additional products and services might be needed.

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Topics: Electronic Resource Management, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, LookUp Precision

How Can You Nurture a Knowledge-Sharing Culture?

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 6/20/2017

In my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world, I share a number of tips on how to identify organizational barriers to knowledge sharing, and how to overcome them as you build the necessary culture for KM to thrive.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Proven Practices, Inmagic Presto

Presto and DB/TextWorks Support Humanitarian Aid Delivered by Surgeons Worldwide

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Posted by Lucidea on 6/8/2017

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) volunteer surgeons operate on thousands of patients worldwide, and they and their teams use Inmagic Presto and DB/TextWorks in very innovative ways to document patient data and outcomes. Read on to learn more about the FACE TO FACE database.

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Topics: Inmagic Presto, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Success Story

Effective Knowledge Managers—Do You Recognize These Traits?

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 5/30/2017

During my career as a KM practitioner, I developed a profile of the most effective knowledge managers. It’s included in my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Inmagic Presto, Library Management, Information Management, Integrated Library Systems, Management

Is your ILS or KM Platform Multi-Faceted?

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Posted by Phil Green on 5/25/2017

I was speaking with a client about faceted search. (For more information on that subject see my blog post “A Firm Foundation for Faceted Search”). We discussed the need for well-organized and well-structured data to support useful faceted searching. The client challenged that need, and stated she had read and been told that some forms of guided navigation require no data preparation—and will work with completely unstructured data. In this post I’ll compare and contrast two approaches to searching.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Library Management, Integrated Library Systems

Develop a Tailored KM Strategy with Proven Knowledge Management Components

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 5/18/2017

In my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world, I share a number of useful KM components that can be mixed and matched to suit an organization’s specific needs. Please read on for a sneak preview.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Strategy

Part Three: Special Libraries’ Evolving Role—Continued Success Requires a Business Strategy

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Posted by Phil Green on 5/16/2017

As discussed in my last post, special libraries now exist in a highly competitive information marketplace, where business users of content have lots of options. Michael Porter—in his seminal book Competitive Strategy—stated that in a competitive marketplace there are three strategies that make sense: cost leadership, differentiation, and focus. What does this imply for special library strategies?

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Topics: Library Management, Integrated Library Systems, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, SydneyEnterprise, Inmagic Presto

How to be a Great KM Communicator

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 5/12/2017

In my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world, I include a chapter on communication. Timely communication is critical to successfully introducing a new KM initiative and keeping the organization informed of implementation progress.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Professional Development

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