|In This Issue
|KM World Review
The WF Book
|In a recent press release, this alliance
focuses upon supplying the SAP Business Information Warehouse with
external marketing information from several ACNielsen services. A pilot
project is underway at Colgate- Palmolive to leverage external
information for category and promotion planning within their marketing and sales system.
|Sponsored by DCI, a seminar
series on web farming by Richard Hackathorn is offered on:
- June 23-25 in Chicago
- September 15-17 in San Francisco
- November 10-12 in Dallas
For full details, see the online brochure
at DCI. Company on-site seminars are available. Seminars in Rome and Brussels are also
planned in October.
On May 10, a special
one-time-only pilot seminar is being held in Boulder. This pilot is a unique opportunity
to be plugged early into the emerging web farming area.
of the Month
|As a single page that links everywhere, the CEOExpress is at the top of the list. It has over 500 links to daily news,
business magazines, website locators, and much more. Numerous gems are sprinkled
throughout. Congratulations to Patricia Pomerleau of Express
Company.Com for making this a must-see () website.
|Check out SearchCafe
Development as a product/consulting firm with expertise in text analysis
applications. In an article in DB2
Magazine, Patricia Soto, president, explains that most people do
not understand the process or business value to mining a collection of text documents for
their underlying structure. They use several analysis tools, such as the IBM Intelligent Miner for Text.
|Knowledge Management World did a positive
review of the WFC website, along with a good summary of web farming using the agricultural
motif. They wrote,
"Ever hear of Web Farming? Neither did we, until tipped off to this site. Web
farming takes the best of data mining, intelligent agents and push technology, and creates
a whole new discipline. Consultants and those selling just-named technology ought to learn
more about Web Farming -- it just might turn out to be the next knowledge management."
|In the WF book on pages 244-245, we mentioned Daily
Diffs from InGenius
Technologies as the only
web-based resource that adequately tracks changes to content. They have since leveraged
their services into several more offerings. JavElink will track changes to any web page, not just a predetermined
set. NetBrief is a fee-based service that
customizes their complete range of services for your company. In an interview with Searcher Magazine, editor Barbara
Quint questioned Julie Stock, president, about the comparison to
Internet Archive, a non-project headed by Brewster
Kahle that makes a periodic recording of the entire Web (text only) for
historical purposes. Julie stated their uniqueness as "The IA folks are storing
up great photo albums, while InGenius is more interested in making a movie."
is a content provider for the energy and chemical industries. They are emphasizing the Enterprise
Information Portal (EIP) as a consolidation point for a diverse array of data
sources. In addition, they started using XML tags as the middleware solution to organize
information into a common classification system, as stated by Andrew White,
VP of Development and Marketing, in an InternetWeek article.