by Hugh McKellar, KMWorld
With the juggernaut of consolidation growing ever louder since we first put this list together in 2000, you'd think identifying a hundred companies that matter in knowledge management would be increasingly easier to assemble, right? Heck, it simply follows that with fewer companies to choose from, it would be simpler to pick 100. Not at all. It's harder than ever because of the increasing cross-functionality of today's solutions.
As is the case since we first published it in 2000, compilation of the list is a yearlong collaborative effort among colleagues, analysts, system integrators and a select group of users. As it has been for 13 years, the list is intended to spark a larger discussion of knowledge management. Hence, we consider this list to be a work in progress. We're always on the lookout for groundbreaking solutions or notable modifications to existing ones. Throughout the year, the organizations and products we find most interesting will be showcased on our site and in our magazine.