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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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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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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Understanding User Adoption

By Andrea Castle
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Are you rolling out a new knowledge management platform, file sharing system, or another piece of internal software? Two words will make all the difference in how successful it is: User adoption.

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Organizing Your Data: File Naming Conventions and More

By John Steed
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Being smart about file naming conventions, metadata, and tagging can transform the way your organization uses internal knowledge. Learn why it matters.

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Managing Information Overload Through Knowledge Management

By Andrea Castle
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Managing information overload through knowledge management can save you time, money, and hassle. Data curation helps make your job easier.

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User Engagement and Community Building for Knowledge Management Success

By Fred Hassani
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A misconception in knowledge management is that technology will take care of everything for you. People think the technology will be so compelling that an instant community of knowledge sharers will spontaneously emerge. But, it doesn’t work that way in reality.

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