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Inmagic, Gilbane Group, and KMWorld to Host Webinar Demystifying Social Media in the Enterprise

October 1, 2008

Are social knowledge networks the heir apparent to special libraries, content management, and knowledge management? Or are they simply a trendy new way to describe social networking apps in the enterprise? Join Inmagic, The Gilbane Group, and KMWorld Magazine for a free webinar that will cover major trends in social media for the enterprise, what social knowledge networks are, why they matter, and how they will change corporate libraries and the information professional’s role in the enterprise.

The free webinar, dubbed “New Generation Knowledge Management: Social Knowledge Networks,” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. ET, and will reach beyond the headlines with presentations from Phil Green, CTO of Inmagic; and Leonor Ciarlone, Senior Analyst of The Gilbane Group. Moderating the event will be Andy Moore, the Publisher of KMWorld. Their presentations will educate attendees on the differences between social networking and social knowledge, and teach participants how information professionals can use these new information tools to enrich their companies’ domain expertise, enhance search and discovery processes, and address their most important information and knowledge management initiatives.

“Knowledge management is at an inflection point, where social media is changing the way we need to look at enterprise search, access, and discovery,” says Green of Inmagic. “The promise is a world where organizations can capture and capitalize on the wisdom of their communities, and provide never-before-realized insight, productivity and return on investment from their information assets and organizational impact. But getting there takes more than simply firing up a wiki, blog, or social networking application. While these approaches are certainly social, they don’t deliver the vetted and secure socialized knowledge that librarians and other information professionals are after. This webinar will help people understand their options, and share some best practices for fostering social knowledge in the enterprise.”

In his presentation, Green will discuss Social Knowledge Networks, and demonstrate Inmagic(R) Presto, the company’s social knowledge management platform currently used by organizations such as NASA, Newsweek, and R.V. Anderson Associates Limited among other leading organizations. Presto enables organizations to build genuine social knowledge networks that collect, organize, manage, share, and socialize corporate information assets. Green has 30 years of experience in the development of information technology, special libraries, and knowledge management technology.

Complementing Green’s presentation will be Ciarlone’s analytical discussion based on recent research conducted by The Gilbane Group on the adoption of social media technologies in the enterprise and trends impacting the deployment of new generation Social Knowledge Networks. Included in her presentation will be a discussion of a 2008 Gilbane Report, “Collaboration and Social Media 2008–Taking Stock of Today’s Experiences and Tomorrow’s Opportunities,” that concludes, “being dismissive of blogs and wikis for the enterprise is a mistake,” and how that finding is becoming true today. Ciarlone has over 18 years of experience analyzing, designing, and developing content-centric applications in industries including manufacturing, insurance, and software development. Ciarlone has served as a Senior Analyst with The Gilbane Group since 2004, and is now also Lead Analyst for the company’s Globalization Practice.

Moderating the presentations will be Moore, publisher of KMWorld Magazine and its related online publications, and editorial director for the KMWorld Best Practices White Papers. He is a 30-year publishing professional, editor, and writer who focuses on business process improvement through document and content management.

To register for the “New Generation Knowledge Management: Social Knowledge Networks” webinar, visit http://tinyurl.com/4xckdx. To join the webinar, log on to http://tinyurl.com/SKNwebinar-reg. Space is limited, so please reserve quickly.

ABOUT INMAGIC

Since 1983, Inmagic has helped companies rapidly capture, organize, share, manage, and exploit their collective wisdom. Over 5,000 companies in 100 countries use Inmagic’s Presto, Genie, and DB/Text to forge Social Knowledge Networks that connect their people and information to gain unprecedented insight into customers, markets, competitors, research, intellectual property, and more. Find out how much your company really knows. Visit Inmagic at www.Inmagic.com.

ABOUT THE GILBANE GROUP

Gilbane Group Inc. is an analyst and consulting firm that has been writing and consulting about the strategic use of information technologies since 1987. We have helped organizations of all sizes from a wide variety of industries and governments. We work with the entire community of stakeholders including investors, enterprise buyers of IT, technology suppliers, and other consultant and analyst firms. We have organized over 50 educational conferences in North America and Europe. Information about our widely-read newsletter, reports, white papers, case studies and analyst blogs is available at http://gilbane.com.

ABOUT KMWORLD

KMWorld (www.kmworld.com) is the leading information provider serving the Knowledge Management systems market and covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management, informing more than 50,000 subscribers about the components and processes – and subsequent success stories – that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc.

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