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Pharmas, SharePoint and Knowledge retention

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It is well known that pharmaceutical companies have an abundance of information in their organizations, but need better ways to leverage it. It seems a major challenge among pharmaceuticals is knowledge retention.

According InMagic, “Many organizations that have implemented SharePoint Team Sites and My Sites have realized benefits at a project or workgroup level, but are increasingly realizing that SharePoint falls short when it comes to information access“.

InMagic Presto brings a new layer to improve the weak search engine natively offered by SharePoint.

Presto SKNs span repositories, including SharePoint Sites, via connectors that index pertinent content and make it available to business users. When a new Team Site is created the team can search Presto from within SharePoint to retrieve relevant proposals, images, and contracts, all of which are rated so that the best of each float to the top”.

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Written by hbasset

April 30, 2010 at 7:58 pm

KM and web 2.0: ask Fred!

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Are social tools essential to manage knowledge?

Web 2.0 would become the environement where experts share and diffuse their expertise…

Tebbutt, David. IT accumulates data but Web 2 shares knowledge. Information World Review, 05 feb. 2010. Online:
http://www.iwr.co.uk/information-world-review/comment/2257394/tebbutt

Written by hbasset

February 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm

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A piece of Knowledge by Google

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Knol (pronounce “nol”), which stands for a unit of Knowledge, is a new free (belongs to the Google family) tool which makes it easy to write an authorative web article. Everybody can write a knol about everything (any topic your mind can imagine)!! Knols are not moderated, only rated by readers. Authors retain the power to accept or reject any changes. It is a kind of wikipedia but without editors.

Knol will place the author’s name on each article, allowing readers to see who wrote the piece, and will allow multiple articles on the same topic. The anonymity of Wikipedia has long been a point of contention with users. Political groups, PR firms and overzealous users have been involved in numerous instances of Wikipedia entries being inappropriately modified. “The key principle behind Knol is authorship,” wrote Google product manager Cedric Dupont and software engineer Michael McNally.” http://www.iwr.co.uk/information-world-review/news/2222530/google-rolls-knol 

 Some knols:

– Introduction to Patents: http://knol.google.com/k/mark-williams/patents/1ec5gce8be2m5/2

 

My opinion: Has been presented at Online Information London, Dec. 2008. As many Google products, adoption and diffusion of Knol during its first months is faster than Wikipedia at the same stage. But the lack of authoritativeness (no control by peers) will probably be seen like a major point by Scientists.

 http://knol.google.com/k/         

 

Written by hbasset

April 1, 2009 at 8:03 pm

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