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In the Briefing Room: Contextware

One of the missing pieces of a puzzle the knowledge worker faces in the course of performing knowledge work is context. Without context, the knowledge worker is looking at isolated bits of information that are, more often than not, of limited value. Most content doesn’t stand on its own; there is always important related and […]

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The Content Management Interoperability Standard

For organizations with multi-vendor, multi-repository content management environments, the time and money that must be spent to integrate these systems with other enterprise tools, as well as to get disparate content management platforms to somehow talk to one another, is significant.  Until such integration occurs, a sizable amount of content is accessible only within its […]

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More Notes from the Information Overload Awareness Day Inaugural Event

Last week’s Information Overload Awareness Day Inaugural Event was a great success going by the overwhelming feedback we received from speakers and attendees. Maggie Jackson, one of the first journalists to interview Basex on the topic of information overload, writes for the Boston Globe on the topic of work-life balance, and last year came out with a […]

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Information Overload – It Isn’t Just Too Much E-mail

One might assume that pinpointing the sources of Information Overload is relatively black and white, i.e. it’s just too much e-mail. In reality, nothing could be farther from the truth. The problem of Information Overload is multifaceted and impacts each and every organization whether top executives and managers are aware of it or not.  In […]

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In the Briefing Room: Oracle WebCenter 11g

The recent trend towards updating portal platforms with a variety of social features and mashup capabilities is indicative of the growing recognition that this sort of functionality has significant potential business value.  Social software and collaboration tools, which have become increasingly popular in the consumer space, facilitate the kind of tacit and ad hoc interactions […]

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An Overloaded Room on Information Overload Awareness Day

Yesterday, August 12, was Information Overload Awareness Day. If you are reading this column, you probably knew that already and you might have even been one of the 350+ people who registered for the Information Overload Awareness Day Inaugural Event. When we first announced Information Overload Awareness Day a few months ago, we envisioned that 50 or so […]

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Notes from the Information Overload Awareness Day Inaugural Event

Yesterday’s Information Overload Awareness Day conference no doubt pushed attendees above and beyond the bounds of overload.  As a public service here, I’ll review highlights.  If you missed the event, we plan to make some of the sessions available shortly via MP3. Keynotes The first keynote address, by Jonathan Spira, chief analyst here at Basex, presented an overview […]

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In the briefing room: Yakabod’s Yakabox

When one strips away all the marketing hype, technical terminology, and buzzwords from knowledge sharing and collaboration products, the real measure of a tool is simple: does it help get work done?  The future of the knowledge workers’ workspace is the Collaborative Business Environment (CBE) but, until our vision is addressed and realized by vendors […]

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ClearContext, Microsoft, Nordic River, Xerox, and Xobni win Basex Excellence Awards for Information Overload Innovations

Five companies who have developed products or services that address the problem of Information Overload – ClearContext, Microsoft, Nordic River, Xerox and Xobni — have won Basex Excellence Awards. The “Baseys” were presented today at the Information Overload Awareness Day Inaugural Event, being held on the Web. This year’s awards recognized companies with industry-leading products or services that […]

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