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Where is the Knowledge we have lost in Information? T.S.Elliot
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Tuesday, August 05, 2003

I have started a new Weblog on TypePad, another vendor of hosted Weblogs.   I have been interested the TypePad functionality for some time, and have stayed close to the introduction.   So... I will no longer post to this Weblog.   I may try to migrate some of the content to TypePad, since some of the content here is very important to me, and I hope my readers.

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Thursday, July 31, 2003

This is a good case study of a KM implementation

Xerox Corporation is one of the largest producer of printers and photocopiers in the world. It has more 90,000 employees spread in several Countries and 25,000 representatives. The organization has spent considerable financial resources and time to codify the collective knowledge through its research, consortium work, and sponsorship of research.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Well, after a two month gig in California working on an enterprise portal for a large utility, I am returning to my blog, and will start posting again regularly.   I learned that it is much to hard to crunch wildly, and also maintain my web presence.   So, now that I have a bit more time, I will begin again, writing and linking to content management, portal, knowledge management, social software, and technology.   And other important stuff!
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Sunday, June 01, 2003

I have a consulting engagement that I am working on so I have slowed down my posting activity.   The engagement is a quantifying the value of a very large portal implementation for a Utility.   Meanwhile,  I read this in the Washington Post:

IT consulting firms seeing signs of life - Washington Post

After a prolonged slump, it now appears that a recovery of sorts is underway in the IT consulting industry. The signs, though, are tentative at best, as "corporate clients of consulting firms continue to keep a tight leash on spending." The brutal cost cutting of the past two years has produced consulting firms that are leaner and ready to respond to any signs of increased market demand. In fact, some IT consulting heavyweights (BearingPoint, Accenture) are already showing "signs of stabilization,


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Saturday, May 24, 2003

This is a running commentary on using Microsoft Office 2003.   I have used it now for several months and have had very few problems except for the Business Contacts Add-in for Outlook, which is pretty unstable.  I am working through it though.
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Thursday, May 22, 2003

“Information networks straddle the world.
Nothing remains concealed. But the sheer
volume of information dissolves the information.
We are unable to take it all in.”

Günther Grass

8:48:49 AM   comment []>  

This is very exciting, although I have not read all the listings, I think that it is wonderful that someone has compiled this list.   Here is the text from the site:

Taxonomy Warehouse is a free service (free to users and free to vocabulary publishers) provided by Synapse, the Knowledge Link Corporation (on the web at www.synaptica.com) for the benefit of the information and knowledge management community.

The Warehouse aims to provide a comprehensive directory of taxonomies, thesauri, classification schemes and other authority files from around the world, plus information about taxonomy references, resources and events.

The Release 1.0 site, launched in April 2003, is considered a "Beta" version. It has approximately two hundred vocabularies, but our researchers are busy identifying and listing other vocabularies and hundreds more will be added to the service over the next few months.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Business Is Toying With a Web Tool,

I, frankly, do not understand teh allure of Wikis.   Although I regularly look at content in Wikis, I find the presentation of content cumbersome.   Also, a good wiki, requires lots of good content, and unfortunately, I have not found a Wiki with that attribute.  I like the idea of group editing.

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Charlie Mingus is my favorite jazz artist.   The complexity of the orchestration and especially the way he uses trombones in his band completely blows me away.  Whenever I am in NYC, I go to see the Mingus Big Band.  There are a number of good sites on Mingus; the one I mentioned in the title of this post,  The Charlie Mingus Home Page, a discography on Amazon.

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