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Blog: Will CIO's value a IT knowledge network?

Blog: Will CIO's value a IT knowledge network?

There is a buzz around social networks where people can share information, experiences, opinions, and other information within both formal and informal settings. A social network (Facebook, MySpace, Linked In) provide a framework for the sharing of information between communities of interest.

If it were possible to create a framework not of a social setting but of the knowledge and understanding of an particular organization. In other works the experience, knowledge, operations, and structure of a particular organization, how would it be valued?

Today, value for ideas and knowledge is rewarded to the individual. An architect has more global knowledge then a developer. What if we could capture and share the knowledge of the architect so that everyone in the organization had access to the same knowledge. Would that make the architect less valuable or the whole team more valuable.

As a CIO or IT manager, how would you value such a knowledge network. Theoretically, it would increase the productivity of the whole organization. It would therefore be an enabler to a whole series of solutions. Since RIO is normally calculated on a per project basis, how would the knowledge network be valued?

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