Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Inmagic® Presto: A Social Knowledge Management Platform

Inmagic® Presto is a social knowledge management platform designed to improve productivity and effectiveness within information-dependent communities by leveraging their information and human assets.

Inmagic® Presto represents a fundamentally new approach to information and knowledge management by tightly integrating, into a single environment, a knowledge repository, information search, access and discovery tools and the “wisdom of the community.” Presto’s unique approach yields an ideal application platform for integrating “topdown” vetted information with “bottom-up” social knowledge to address an organization’s most critical initiatives that span functional groups.

Presto addresses initiatives such as:

  • Socializing and expanding libraries and collections
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Consumer insights
  • New product development and innovations
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Public and medical affairs management
  • Influence marketing
  • Intellectual property management and knowledge preservation

New Generation Knowledge Management

Recent advances in social media technologies have spawned new perspectives and approaches to information and special library management and a new generation of knowledge management. The foundation of this new generation knowledge management is the social knowledge network that combines important internal content with timely external data in a shared framework where communities can be created and the impact of the information enhanced. In this environment, organizations can achieve their information objective — making richer, more vibrant, responsive and high impact knowledge communities.

Platform for Enabling Social Knowledge Networks

With Inmagic Presto, our social knowledge management platform, information-dependent communities improve their productivity and effectiveness. Presto delivers this fundamentally new approach to information and knowledge management by tightly integrating, into a single environment, a knowledge repository, advanced information access and discovery tools, and the “wisdom of the community.”

Inmagic Presto enables the creation of social knowledge networks through a unique integration of content management, information management, and social management capabilities. Presto allows you to harness the power of the connected universe using new generation knowledge management. Presto’s unique approach yields an ideal application platform for integrating “top down” vetted information with “bottom-up” social knowledge to address an organization’s most critical initiatives that span functional groups.

The Industry's First True Social Library

The knowledge publishing and discovery capabilities of Inmagic Presto have been combined with rich library management capabilities to create Inmagic® Presto Social Library. Based on the advanced library asset management and workflow capabilities of Inmagic’s Genie technology and a social knowledge network platform, the Inmagic Presto Social Library enables organizations to fully leverage their knowledge assets, making them available for easy access, discovery and “socialization.” This seamless integration is the industry’s first true social library and creates a framework to expand the reach and content of your library.

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Inmagic® Presto is available on a subscription license basis which means you are only buying what you need and your total cost of ownership is lower. In addition, Inmagic offers hosted SaaS delivery for customers whose knowledge management solution requires outsourcing. Our managed hosting services provide the stable yet flexible foundation needed for growing your social knowledge network.

Source

[http://www.inmagic.com/products/research/presto.html]

Brochure

[http://www.inmagic.com/products/research/Presto_ds.pdf]

White Paper: New Generation Knowledge Management: Social Knowledge Networks (Registration Required)

[http://www.inmagic.com/news/press_room/white_papers/SKN_list.html]

Webinar / October 7 2008 / 11:00 am PDT; 2:00 pm EDT (Pre-Registration Required)

[http://www.kmworld.com/webinars/register.aspx?EventID=104]

Archive of Webinar NOW Available (10-7-08) for 90 Days (01-09) [64 Minutes]

[http://www.kmworld.com/Webinars/104-New-Generation-Knowledge-Management-Social-Knowledge-Networks.htm]

Primary Discussion Document: Collaboration and Social Media - 2008

by Geoffrey Bock & Steve Paxhia
June 2008 / 132 pages

Collaboration and Social Media 2008 shows how social media, based on "Web 2.0" technologies, is approaching the tipping-point. First generation tools now in widespread use, such as text-oriented email, web sites, and shared workspaces, are soon to be supplemented by social media applications that incorporate blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, rich media, and other innovative technologies. The Gilbane research report predicts the transition from horizontal applications to vertical solutions, and offers a number of strategies to help companies with the tr
ansition.

Free After Required Registration

[http://gilbane.com/Research-Reports.html]

Presto Version 2.2 Now Available

[http://www.inmagic.com/products/research/presto-v22details.html]

Blog

[http://inmagicinc.blogspot.com/]

2 comments:

Anita said...

Much as I value this blog for the wealth of new information it provides us with, I am sooo fed up with hyperlative blurb from providers. Like most of them, this one tells me absolutely zilch. When will they learn to write clearly from a user's point of view?!

Mike Cassettari said...

We agree there is a lot of hyperbole in this market, and users should hold vendors to a high standard. In one of my recent posts on our blog (http://tinyurl.com/3flsb3), I talk about how and why we’re conducting a survey of our customers to better understand their knowledge management needs, and how we can meet them.

This is also one of the great things about the blogosphere. Readers like you can keep marketers like me on my toes and remind me to tread carefully. By definition, my job is to help create demand for our company. As such, I’m sure I’ll cross the hyperbole line from time to time.

When I do, please remind me, and know it’s only because I’m genuinely excited about the prospects for the future of our company, our customers, and the markets we serve.

The advent of social technologies in our markets are changing the way we all need to look at library and knowledge management applications. Vendors such as Inmagic and the thousands of organizations that rely on our products will play important roles in shaping the future. And it will be my job as VP of Marketing to get the word out as thoughtfully as I can.

Please keep the comments coming. I can’t say much more than this, but we’ll be rolling out the next version of Presto this fall, and we’ll be making many more announcements in the coming weeks. We’ll have demos and data sheets posted to our blog (http://inmagicinc.blogspot.com) and Web site (www.Inmagic.com). I encourage you to stop by and continue to give us your constructive feedback and input!

Also, I'd like to thank Gerry for featuring us. Good or bad, we appreciate that you thought our product was important to cover!