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The Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 2)
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the need for knowledge management (KM) software applications as part of a more comprehensive and strategic service

engine power source  single application. The retrieval engine has been provided by Kaidara in an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) fashion. Assembling and maintaining a KM solution relies upon the service organization’s ability to manage relevant content and tag the content in a way that the target user base can find it when needed. In this regard, Servigistics has broken deployment of the system into the following four distinct steps, with appropriate products to address these specific areas: 1. Gathering History --

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Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report

The model of IT services for Free and Open Source software (FOSS) helps identify the characteristics clients require from consultants, integrators, resellers, etc. to develop, support, migrate, and implement enterprise solutions or services that are based on, or are themselves, FOSS. In addition, it supports standard criteria important to enterprise Linux rollouts or migrations. 

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