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File Naming and Data Organization Best Practices: From Clutter and Chaos to Knowledge Management Nirvana

By John Steed
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No one pays much attention to file names until they cause a problem. Perhaps you’ve experienced the frustration and needless busywork caused by a lack of standardized file organization practices.  …

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Data Curation Strategy: 3 Essential Elements and Best Practices

By Andrea Castle
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Federal agencies are collecting more data and information than staff can manage. With so much to sift through, it’s sometimes impossible to find the small percentage of data that’s actually…

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Data Visualization for Federal Agencies: Data Specialists Bring Your Information to Life

By John Steed
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The novel War and Peace has 587,287 words. If you randomly strung those words together, you wouldn’t end up with one of the best novels of all time. You’d end…

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3 Signs You Could Benefit from a Knowledge Management System

By Andrea Castle
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Since our team is frequently called to rescue clients experiencing information overload, we are often asked how a government agency can benefit from a knowledge management system.  Many questions arise…

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Disadvantages of Lots of Data

By Fred Hassani
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We live in a grand age of communication. Every day, we have access to an abundance of data and information passing across our screens. Anything we need to know is…

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Why Do Knowledge Management Projects Fail? Lack of User Engagement.

By Andrea Castle
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Stories about project success and failure make great reading for project managers. Without enduring the pain, you can see how some projects went off the rails while others didn’t. For…

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Metrics of a Successful Knowledge Community

By Ben Schwartz
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Effective knowledge management depends on community-building and collaboration: pulling together everyone’s information and experience in a usable format enables each individual to benefit from the shared body of knowledge. At…

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How to Make Information Manageable

By Ben Schwartz
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It’s no secret organizations and agencies are creating, acquiring, and storing more data than ever before. This data explosion is the new reality for government organizations—in fact, there is even…

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Cross-Agency Collaboration: Information Sharing for Combined Success

By Andrea Castle
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Federal agencies working on similar projects or in the same geographic area often find overlap in their missions and requirements. These separate agencies are asking the same questions, writing the…

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Building Collaboration Externally

By Ben Schwartz
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You are working in the name of the United States government to support and address an initiative on the other side of the globe. In the same region, you have…

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The Value and Importance of Open Source Research

By Tyler Wilson
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Timely, relevant information is critical for both business and government decisions. And while gathering and presenting information has never been easier, it is also more difficult in today’s fast paced,…

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Collaborating Across Time Zones

By Andrea Castle
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When work requires international collaboration, the last thing you want to do is figure out time zone differences. Learn how to make collaboration easy for global teams!

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