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Cynefin framework

The Cynefin framework is a conceptual framework used to aid decision-making. Created in 1999 by Dave Snowden when he worked for IBM Global Services, it has been described as a "sense-making device". Cynefin is a Welsh word for habitat. Cynefin offers five decision-making contexts or "domains" - obvious known until 2014 as simple, complicated, complex, chaotic, and disorder - that help managers to identify how they perceive situations and make sense of their own and other peoples behaviour. The framework draws on research into systems theory, complexity theory, network theory and learning t ...

Digital collaboration

Digital collaboration is using digital technologies for collaboration. Dramatically different from traditional collaboration, it connects a broader network of participants who can accomplish much more than they would on their own.

DIKW pyramid

The DIKW pyramid, also known variously as the DIKW hierarchy, wisdom hierarchy, knowledge hierarchy, information hierarchy, and the data pyramid, refers loosely to a class of models for representing purported structural and/or functional relationships between d ata, i nformation, k nowledge, and w isdom. "Typically information is defined in terms of data, knowledge in terms of information, and wisdom in terms of knowledge". Not all versions of the DIKW model reference all four components earlier versions not including data, later versions omitting or downplaying wisdom, and some include ad ...

Eclipse (software suite)

ECLIPSE is a suite of software applications, intended for use by aerospace project and mission teams in managing their CM/QA/PA/PM activities. The ECLIPSE developer says that ECLIPSE provides to its users a straightforward path to compliance with ECSS standards. ECLIPSE was formally introduced to members of the aerospace industry at the following events: International Space System Engineering Conference, 1 to 4 June 2010, Budapest, Hungary ESA Knowledge Management Conference, 21 to 23 June 2010, European Space Operations Centre ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany Currently the toolset is used by the ...

Elium

Elium, previously referred to as Knowledge Plaza, is a Software as a Service used for enterprise knowledge sharing within organisations. It supports use cases for knowledge management, social bookmarking, document management, wikis and internal social network. It was initially designed as an information management tool for knowledge workers and is often used for collaborative research projects, market intelligence, information brokerage, etc. The vendors company, Whatever S.A., has its headquarters based at the Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and offices in Geneva, ...

Flow (software)

In computing, Flow is middleware software which allows data-integration specialists to connect disparate systems ; transforming and restructuring data as required between environments. Flow functionality can be utilised for data integration projects, for EDI and for data-conversion activities. Developed by Flow Software Ltd in New Zealand, Flow is available through a variety of partner companies or directly from Flow Software in New Zealand and Australia. Integration software allows organisations to continue using existing applications, overcoming the need to customize or upgrade as their ...

I-Space (conceptual framework)

The Information Space, or I-Space was developed by Max Boisot as a conceptual framework relating the degree of structure of knowledge to its diffusibility as that knowledge develops. This results in four different types of knowledge. Personal knowledge, such as biographical knowledge, which is neither codified nor diffused. Proprietary knowledge, such as patents and official secrets, which is codified but not diffused. Here barriers to diffusion have to be set up. Public knowledge, such as textbooks and newspapers, which is codified and diffused. Common sense – i.e. what everybody knows’, ...

Bell Ihua

Dr. Bell Ihua is the Executive Director at Africa Polling Institute, an independent, non-profit and non-partisan public opinion think-tank, which conducts opinion polls, surveys, social research and evaluation studies at the intersection of democracy, governance, economic conditions and public life. He is a seasoned social researcher, public opinion pollster, survey expert, management consultant, and adjunct professor. Dr. Ihua is involved in the general management of the Institutes day-to-day operations. Prior to joining API, he was CEO of Nigerias premier opinion polling company, NOI Pol ...

Integration Objects

Integration Objects is a software development firm created in 2002. The company is a systems integrator and solutions provider for knowledge management, automation and plant process management and decision support applications. It develops OPC software products and knowledge management platforms for manufacturers primarily in the oil and gas, refining and petrochemicals, chemical, food and beverage, steel and pharmaceutical industries. It also provides consulting services. Integration Objects is a member of the OPC Foundation, the International Society of Automation and MIMOSA. It has also ...

Intellectual capital management

Intellectual capital is the sum of all knowledge; implying that knowledge that exists at different levels both within or outside the organisation has to be taken into account for intellectual capital. The intangible nature of many knowledge products and processes, in combination with the increasing importance of their value in corporate balance sheets leads to a growing interest in management of intellectual capital. Creating, shaping and updating the stock of intellectual capital requires the formulation of a strategic vision, which blends together all three dimensions of intellectual cap ...