Catalyst for open government: knowledge management in the cloud

zenith-infotech-virtualized-cloud-computingKnowledge management comprises a range of strategies and practices used within an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable adoption of insights and experiences. Cloud computing refers to services, applications, and data storage delivered online through powerful file servers.

Robert Neilson is knowledge management advisor within the U.S. Army’s Office of the Chief Information Officer. “What is the nexus between KM and cloud computing?” Neilson asked. “I think it is communities of practice or interest,” he said.

Susan Camarena is chief knowledge management officer for the Federal Transit Administration, an agency within the Transportation Department. She said: “Within cloud computing, there are delivery models such as infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service. Can we take the knowledge [collected] throughout the government [and eventually offer] knowledge-as-a service?”

Source: Government Computer News

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