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By Antonie Jetter, Jeroen Kraaijenbrink, Hans-Horst Schröder, Fons Wijnhoven

The facility to regulate wisdom is suitable for hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) that function in high-tech environments. They strongly depend upon exterior wisdom approximately clients, applied sciences, and rivals simply because, instead of huge businesses, they've got constrained inner wisdom assets and little strength to regulate their enterprise environments. current KM literature, besides the fact that, often specializes in huge businesses and for that reason doesn't clarify, how SMEs, for instance, can effectively follow groupware, information mining, semantic networks, and information maps. This e-book addresses this challenge by means of introducing the concept that of information integration (KI) that areas emphasis at the identity, acquisition and use of exterior wisdom. Drawing from this theoretical foundation, the publication provides recommendations and tools in particular designed for SMEs, in addition to examples in their implementation and use in perform.

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How would you spend your money? a. Access to methods and software that help you with acquiring external knowledge. b. Access to information about such methods and software, directly from their suppliers. c.

We easily apply obtained knowledge in our company. g. We easily integrate knowledge about markets with knowledge about technology. 5. Solutions: a. Below, you will find a large number of methods and software programs. Please tick those that your company uses or has used regarding external knowledge. For those you use(d), please indicate whether you are satisfied. b. Which of the following reasons for not more often using specific methods of software applies to you? a. Not thought about it. b. There is no need for it.

These sources are often characterized by dichotomies, that is, by giving two extremes of a dimension. The most important of these dichotomies are listed below. A first dichotomy is the distinction between internal and external sources of knowledge. Internal sources are sources within a company’s boundaries. Examples are colleagues, personal archives, and intranets. External sources are sources outside a company’s boundaries. Mostly these sources belong to other organizations or individuals. Examples are the Internet, public libraries, and customers.

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