In April, we advised that AIIM was conducting a survey on Findability in the enterprise and invited you to participate. AIIM have today published the results of their survey, which is free to download after registration via the link below.
The report confirms the anecdotal evidence that enterprise search is in a retarded state and provides what seems to me to be a clarion call for all professionals involved in KO and related activities to make the case for KO: better organization improves findability.
It won’t be enough just to say what we’ve always said and have it fall, yet again, on deaf ears. We must be ready to jump aboard this bandwagon of opportunity and make our case as directly as possible.
ISKO UK is already considering holding an event in early 2009 where KO practitioners can engage with senior managers from the private sector in an amicable debate to explore exactly why they don’t appreciate that information is one of their most valuable resources – and needs to be managed as such.
KOnnect invites your views on this proposal. Do you think it could make a difference? Could you help in any way?