Re: Emergent Learning LO2155

Rachel Silber (
Wed, 19 Jul 1995 10:08:04 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO2145 --

On the topic of the "knowledge base" that resides in the heads of the
people that we know, I recently read something interesting. Peat-Marwick,
an international consulting company, has developed a database based on
some commercial software that records who in their company (offices all
over the world and so forth) has specific knowledge that they can share
with others. This knowledge could be about a particular vertical market
or about a technology or system. By taking advantage of the knowledge
within the company, they can bid on contracts more quickly and effectively.

The article I read was in a recent issue of Information Week. If anyone
could post a reference, or if someone has personal experience
with Peat-Marwick and could comment on their system, I think it would be
valuable to the discussion.

Rachel Silber