Every year, since 2003, KM World releases the list of trend-setting products for knowledge management. Initially organized into product categories, now it’s a flat ‘Knowledge Management’ list of products (and companies) that includes a broad spectrum of capabilities. Knowledge management isn't an application - it’s an approach to delivering the right information to the right people throughout the entire population of users. It includes Web and enterprise content management systems, enterprise search, document management tools, etc.
For this year's list, the judging panel evaluated more than 800 products and came up with the list of products that help create, define, enhance or sustain a market. Here, I thought it would be appropriate to name a few products that matter in the SharePoint world specifically (in alphabetical order). We also took a liberty of updating our product directory, whose listing has now been identified as “award-winning”. Certainly, the process by which KM World judged and reviewed the companies is well-recognized in the industry which even includes unsolicited recommendations from customers.
Applied Knowledge Group: KM Solutions built on SharePoint-collaboration and knowledge management solutions for government, commercial and non-profit clients
Equilibrium: MediaRich ECM for SharePoint 2010 Online visualizes more than 400 different document, image video and audio file types in SharePoint Team Portal.
Global 360 (now OpenText): processView - cloud-based forum to collaborate on process discovery.
HiSoftware: Compliance Sheriff - content compliance testing, monitoring and reporting against standards-based policies for privacy, accessibility, social computing, brand integrity, site quality and operational security.
Integrify: Integrify 5.0 - lean business process management with available SharePoint API kit and plug-in.
MicroLink: Information Fusion and Discovery - collaboration and search designed to support growing information and the need for increased data availability.
Smartlogic: Semaphore combines ontology management, classification, text mining and semantic analysis in a search application framework.
StoredIQ: Risk Assessment Service for SharePoint information intelligence solution for handling legal risks within SharePoint environment.
Wall Street Network: WSN Insight 2011 R2 for SharePoint allows corporate collaboration within an organization by proactively pursuing each user's input targeted by each employee's skill sets.
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 itself made the list! If I missed anyone that should be mentioned here, or be listed in our product directory, please let me know in the comments below.
Congratulations to all winners!