Content management is not knowledge management

Received another email from a vendor claiming they have a new content management systems that will ease all knowledge management worries. In all my years in the browser world it always confused me why the two were related. Content was about storing, publishing, reviewing and most CMS systems are built for this purpose. Knowledge ‘capture’ or management used to concern storing and accessing and had to fit into a CMS system – quite clearly not designed for the production, collaboration and development of knowledge through connections and relations. Not sure we will ever get to a position where a systems does both. I await with interest if Sharepoint proves to be that system.

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