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Knowledge Management, with or without Sharepoint

Comintelli has published a new White paper entitled “Knowledge Management – with or without SharePoint.”

In today’s business environment, knowledge has emerged as the most valuable corporate asset and deserves to be managed as such. Managing knowledge is about the information your company possesses and the people, who increase the value of this by adding experience, knowledge and associations in order to produce new insights. This cycle continues endlessly and the companies who succeed in organizing and using this flow will be the winners of tomorrow.

IT tools can extend knowledge networks and make it easier to find information and people who have the knowledge you seek. Further, IT tools can leverage the value of information by providing structure, perspective and access to otherwise unstructured information.

A Knowledge Management (KM) software tool should be able to automatically:

  • Retrieve information from any source, internal or external
  • Filter and structure incoming information into taxonomies
  • Accept manual information input using intuitive interfaces
  • Alert users according to their preferences
  • Mix information about people and information so that the knowledge available is transparently searchable
  • Provide different ways of searching, browsing and presenting information in order to suit different users

The White paper looks at two software tools that can be used for Knowledge Management; Microsoft SharePoint® and Knowledge XChanger™. How applicable are they for KM on their own and how could they work together?