Inside Knowledge Magazine, 11 (10), 2008

[Deutscher Titel: Inside Knowledge Magazine, 11 (10), 2008 (Text übersetzen: Deutsch)]

Inside Knowledge Magazine, Volume 11 Issue 10 2008

Editor’s letter
Leaders in knowledge-based enterprises
Jerry Ash, Editor


eProcurement: Delivering visibility, control and innovation
Basware’s general manager, Europe and the Americas, looks at the growing trend towards eProcurement, and how public sector bodies have led the way in moving online to make corporate spending go further.

EI cover feature: Electronic discovery
Recognised nationally in the US as a frequent speaker and author on electronic discovery, a partner at K&L Gates in Seattle, Washington, joins a colleague in sharing lessons learnt from the introduction and practice of e-discovery in pursuit of evidence in electronic form.

Knowledgeworks: KM for the Knowledge Economy
Big business can provide good models for the knowledge economy but there are differences that hamper the transfer.

Masterclass: Part two
For beginners: developing a knowledge management strategy. A knowledge manager uses first-hand experience to help first-time knowledge leaders establish a KM programme.

Case study: The Kaieteur Institute for Knowledge Management
The author compares what a conventional KM approach might have been to that of a multi-billion dollar result, achieved through an innovation approach to knowledge development.

Cover feature: A journey, a new life, a new purpose, a new way of doing business
Here is a first-person account of the founding and flourishing of an acclaimed worldwide business network now celebrating more than 10 years of service to its community.

The knowledge: Rory Chase
Many practitioners, especially the pioneers who have been led to KM through a career of unexpected twists and turns, possess the kind of broad eclectic backgrounds that best serve the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge work.
The career of Rory Chase, managing director of Teleos and the brain behind the highly sought after global and regional MAKE Awards, contains a series of detours and lessons learnt that proves the point.


Last word: SharePoint 2007 – Off the shelf and stand-alone?
There’s little doubt, judging from attendance and activity at this year’s AIIM Roadshow, that the arrival of Microsoft’s SharePoint 2007 has created a huge surge of interest in managing content – both as records and for project collaboration.
In addition to the Microsoft keynote, the SharePoint Solutions Theatre was full throughout the day as vendors presented their product integrations with SharePoint, as the capture engine, the archive store, the workflow engine or the portal connection.

Opinion: Incoming knowledge? Got a clue?
The managing director of The Center for Generational Studies accepts the importance of transferring knowledge from departing to incoming employees, but is troubled by too little focus on changing management strategies.

Book review: Net Work: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Networks at Work and in the World
As a member of Patti Anklam’s 2003 Gennova Emergent Learning Network from which Net Work emerged, this is undoubtedly a positively biased review. Hearing the author explain ?energy? in networks in organisations at a 2003 Advanced Thinkers Summit both introduced me to Patti Anklam’s Net Work wisdom and prompted my pursuit of the ideas.

Opinion: Thanking your persuasion
As many times as I wish everyone were like me, I stop and remind myself if this were the case, it would be a very boring world. Yes, I really dislike the person on the bus playing music on his mobile without headphones. No, I don’t want to take a minute to chat to the people with the clipboards on the street. I have to admit it really bugs me when I get offered about 20 free newspapers each day on my way to and from work. And how could anyone possibly like TV programmes about cars?

The Gurteen perspective: World 2.0
I recently spent January in South East Asia; giving talks and running knowledge cafés in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. As always, I learnt as much as I taught.

Thought leader: The prevention (or detection and suppression) of error
The way I see it, knowledge production and utilisation are key competencies of humans, both as individuals and as influenced by interaction with others, e.g., in communities. Production and utilisation both demand astute management, not only of information resources, but also of the number, proximity and styles – and therefore the behaviours – of the people involved.

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