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Strange Connections: Software for Information Architects

Strange Connections: Software for Information Architects

"Within the next 5 years, all large web sites and intranets will leverage software applications from a wide variety of categories. We will not choose between automated classification software and a collaborative filtering engine. We will need both, and more."

Transform Magazine: Putting it Together: Taxonomy, Classification & Search

Transform Magazine: Putting it Together: Taxonomy, Classification & Search

This article tries to make the argument that having a taxonomy, classifying documents into the taxonomy, and having a search function to mine through both is a necessity for large intranets.

Darwin: By The Dashboard Light

Darwin: By The Dashboard Light
"Companies have yet to fully appreciate the power the intranet holds in reshaping the organization. The interactive capability of intranet technology enables it to be more than simply a virtual warehouse for static and disconnected corporate information. When used to their full potential, intranets can enhance group collaboration, focus efforts on critical issues, manage change and reduce information overload."

Intranet Journal: KM and Intranets: Putting People First

Intranet Journal: KM and Intranets: Putting People First
"Experience shows that employees use an intranet primarily because it is of substantial benefit to them and helps them perform their jobs better, not because of its sheer availability or a company-dictated policy... Success depends on an ongoing process that has as much to do with people management as it does with the availability of an appropriate information-technology infrastructure."

Digital Web Magazine: Building Intranets that Matter

Digital Web Magazine: Building Intranets that Matter
2002 was declared "the year of the intranet," the year organizations recognized that the increased efficiencies intranets bring

KM World: KM & Intranets 2002 Presentations

KM World: KM World & Intranets 2002 Presentations
Very nice collection of presenation materials and resources from the recently concluded conferences. I've checked out a few-- Social Network Analysis for KM, Information Modeling Demystified-- and they are quite informative.

T&D: Breaking through e-barriers

T&D Magazine: Breaking through e-barriers (pdf, 37kb)
A few years ago, the advice to trainers was to cut costs by making deals with an e-learning supplier. It sounded good on paper, even to the CEO. Then... it all went wrong: The technology, cost-savings, and content didn't live up to the hype...Making generic Web-based material available via intranets and hoping learners willabsorb it won

Useit: Ten Best Intranets of 2002

Useit: Ten Best Intranets of 2002
This year's winning intranet designs emphasized integrated support of international offices, long development times (two years on average), one-stop start-up screens and single sign-in, and usability testing of interfaces for content contributors.

Boxes and Arrows: MSWeb: An Enterprise Intranet #1

Boxes and Arrows: MSWeb: An Enterprise Intranet #1
[W]e understand that you probably don

Darwin: Why Aren’t We Collaborating?

Darwin: Why Aren't We Collaborating?
Yet, here we are, almost 10 years into the Web revolution and companies still haven't figured out that the Internet - and intranets and extranets - can make it much easier to work together. How long is it going to take?

Intranet Journal: IBM Looks to Provide Intranets With Out-of-the-Box Content

Intranet Journal: IBM Looks to Provide Intranets With Out-of-the-Box Content
By offering companies complete packages they can easily mount onto their intranets with content from such A-list providers as Harvard Business School, IBM believes it will have an edge over other providers that sell e-learning systems to companies, then pull together content from third party providers.

IT-Director: Interview: Jakob Nielsen on

IT-Director: Interview: Jakob Nielsen on usability and Intranets
Keeping it simple is paramount. If you develop an intranet effectively you can expect to see a magnificent return on investment but people lose sight of the opportunities and end up with an intranet that is muddled, complex and ultimately very difficult to use. And that

Useit: The 10 Best Intranet

Useit: The 10 Best Intranet Designs of 2001
The best intranets of 2001 emphasize iterative design and standardized navigation, and feature collaboration tools and content management systems. On average, companies saw intranet use increase by 98% following their winning usability redesigns.

Intranet Journal: Real World Intranets,

Intranet Journal: Real World Intranets, Part 5
Some corporate intranets grow in small steps-an interactive gadget added here, a searchable database there-and some grow in great leaps. The intranet for Ketchum, a global public relations company, recently experienced just such a leap, one that made the site more an integrated part of employee and customer work lives than before. Ketchum New Business and Visibility Department: A Case Study

freep: Intranet gives neighbors a

freep: Intranet gives neighbors a virtual gathering spot
If you lose your dog, you can post its picture on the page that's your neighborhood's bulletin board. If you like to play bridge, you can create a page for other nearby players to find partners and schedule games. Garage sale buffs can find each other. Swim team parents can set up a car pool... Intranets -- those small localized areas of the Internet that can be accessed by just a select group -- are starting to move into our subdivisions and condo neighborhoods.

OS Opinion: Knowledge Management Isn’t

OS Opinion: Knowledge Management Isn't Enough
To derive the greatest value from knowledge channeling, organizations must understand the nature of their knowledge-based assets and how they link to other mission-critical assets and goals. Increased realization of knowledge as the core competence, coupled with recent advances in information technology such as intranets, World Wide Web, and portals, has given organizations the ability to channel knowledge to the right people at the right time.

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