Knowledge Management

The cubicle walls in today’s workplace are coming down, nowhere more obvious than at Objective Corporation’s impressive new global HQ, known internally as The Skylab, located in the IT heartland of North Sydney.Moving to the new premises in 2017 required staff hike only a short distance up the road from their old office, however Objective took the opportunity to design a purpose-built new facility for more than 250 staff, including around 100 software engineers and developers, that fully embraced the trend towards activity-based working and digital processes.

Google has changed the way users search for images by removing the "View Image" button from search results. This button, which previously accompanied every result, allowed users to view images directly without visiting the corresponding website from which the image was sourced.

Civica has announced a new multi-million dollar deal with National Library Board of Singapore (NLB) to supply the Spydus library management solution and associated services for four years, with an option to extend to eight years.

Information workers may sit in a sea of fuzzy cubes, spread across windowless floors lit by fluorescent lights, but when it comes time to collaborate they are often wandering the desert looking for a home.

The nervous system of a mosquito consists of about half a million neurons. That of a bee – of 800,000 neurons, of a dog – of 160 million neurons. A human has 85 billion neurons in the system. Modern computer systems contain only a few hundred thousand neurons and in rare cases, a few million, which, in terms of intelligence, is comparable to a bee. Bees are technically 100 times dumber than dogs and 100,000 times dumber than humans.

Osterman Research has recently published a new report entitled, Best Practices for Archiving and Securing Social Media and Collaboration Platforms, which outlines the staggering penetration and growth in use of social media and cloud collaboration platforms in business environments.

Standards Australia has announced that a new handbook for document control is now available. Called SA/SNZ HB 168:2017, Document Control, the handbook addresses the entire life cycle of business critical documents and provides guidelines for processes and systems for implementing an effective document control program.

The Newsweek headline screamed, “Robots Can Now Read Better Than Humans, Putting Millions of Jobs At Risk” . I nearly drowned laughing into my morning coffee. It was a slow news day?

Listed Australian firm Knosys has entered into an $A6.1 million multi-year contract with Singapore Telecommunications Limited (“Singtel”) and its Australian subsidiary Optus for the deployment of the Knosys knowledge management platform, KnowledgeIQ

Grant Thornton Australia Limited (GTAL) has selected iManage to support the firm’s agile workplace strategy and increase IT agility and user collaboration, all delivered through the iManage Cloud. Grant Thornton Australia is a member firm of Grant Thornton, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms, with access to a network of over 40,000 people across more than 130-member firms worldwide.

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