Knowledge Management System (KMS)
All the systems we are discussing here come under knowledge management category.A knowledge management system is not radically different from all these information systems,but it just extends the already existing systems by assimilating more information.
As we have seen data is raw facts,information is processed and/or interpreted data and knowledge is personalized information.
What is knowledge?
state of knowing and understanding
an object to be stored and manipulated
a process of applying expertise
a condition of access to information
potential to influence action
Sources of Knowledge of an Organization
Data warehouses and knowledge repositories
Decision support tools
Groupware for supporting collaboration
Networks of knowledge workers
Definition of KMS
Knowledge management comprises a range of practices used in an organization to identify,create represent distribute and enable adoption to insight and experience.such insights and experience comprise knowledge,either embodied in individual or embedded in organizational processes and practices.
Purpose of a KMS
Sharing of knowledge
Continuous improvement by:
Starting new lines of business
Solving problems faster
Developing professional skills
Recruit and retain talent
Activities in Knowledge Management
Start with the business problem and the business value to be delivered first.
Identify what kind of strategy to pursue to deliver this value and address the KM problem
Think about the system required from a people and process point of view.
Finally, think about what kind of technical infrastructure are required to support the people and processes.
Implement system and processes with appropriate change management and iterative staged release.