"Following on from previous issues, the game plan is to look at
a growing market need, identify a quality open-source contender,
outline a business case for building a solution around it and
perhaps sample a quickie business plan. Our target market for
discussion this time is the growing interest in knowledge
management Web portals.
"As with most abstract concepts, there is no universal
definition of either knowledge management or KM portals. In
general, KM is a means by which organisations achieve value from
their latent informational, knowledge-based and intellectual
assets. This value is gained through the increase in efficiencies
in sharing knowledge among an organisation's employees. One of the
best ways of extracting and sharing this latent knowledge is via a
portal ? a Web-based information, querying, collaborative and
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