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  1. Introduction
  2. Drivers of knowledgement management
  3. Issues of technology
    1. KM requirement
    2. KM application support required
    3. Process solutions
    4. Specific ICT tool(s) available
  4. KM tools

Most organization has a cussed attitude to work and learning ? treating these as two different things. Work is something the organization pays for; learning is something you do on your own, or conferred as reward or recognition for past performance.

As business cycles shorten, as product differentiation weakens, and as competition sharpens, the only companies that will succeed are those that allow their people to learn faster and better. This means many things: removing organizational blinkers, giving employees greater freedom to experiment with new ideas, rewarding people who are candied enough to say ?I don't know? but show a willingness to learn, penalizing knowledge hoarders, and so on.

[...] It helps you to apply knowledge, from the business perspective; it's learning that's more important than knowledge,? TECHNOLOGY ISSUES Technology, a key enabler for any KM system, provides the foundation for solution that automates and centralizes the sharing knowledge and a fuelling of the innovation process. KM can be broken down into various stages namely knowledge generation, codification, storage, transfer and application. Information and communication technologies can be used to help in various stages of this knowledge life cycle. As a market matures, point products for each of these functions have started to appeared some functions include knowledge retrieval and access, led by Excalibur and fulcrum technologies, and knowledge indexing and mapping, which is covered by knowledge X and theme media. [...]

[...] In the land of Vedas KM has been effectively practiced through a person to person transfer of knowledge through the oral tradition but when it comes to adding value corporate, it is organizational knowledge and not individual knowledge-that matters. This has led to more formal approach towards managing knowledge, by not just preserving information but analyzing it and presenting it in a access friendly format and company intranets. The key to KM is achieving better business results, which could only come from improved organizational learning. [...]

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