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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Scopeware - Sound Off!


Hi Henry,    (01)

Thanks for your response, but that is exactly the point.  All of that verbiage
with only one graphic (the PDA shots are too little to mean anything).  Couple
this with all the announcements you speak of along with a very nice site design,
and I think of the word "vapor."    (02)

I know that David Gelernter is involved in this project, and maybe Scopeware is a
Very Good Thing.  However, these are huge and glaring marketing and communications
mistakes, and whoever executed this web site should have known better.    (03)

Once again, I apologize to you Scopeware folks, but this is a hot button.  I spent
a dozen years running a marketing/advertising firm before I got into
product/interface design.  If my company had produced material like this that
didn't picture the product for anything but possibly a direct mail client, we'd
have been fired.    (04)

Best,
---Sheldon    (05)

Henry K van Eyken wrote:    (06)

> Jack.
>
> Reference: http://www.fleabyte.org
> Open to corrections to any errors I may have made.
>
> Sheldon:
>
> Only one screenshot, yes, plus some on PDAs, but there are announcements of
> actual aplications.
>
> Henry
>
> Jack Park wrote:
>
> > Couple of questions come to mind.  That because, surfing the site,
> > Scopeware looks a lot like an OHS to me.
> >
> > The site says:
> > "MWT is not a search engine, database or information management company.
> > Rather its strength lies in its ability to translate, store, display and
> > share any type of information asset. This provides a ground breaking and
> > powerful infrastructure that is being used to deliver the next generation
> > of Integrated Information Management products today; light years ahead of
> > traditional unified messaging applications. "
> >
> > and the site also says:
> > "Scopeware 2.0 captures, indexes, and makes available information stored
> > within your organization in real time. Users can search for information
> > based on document title, document content, when the document was created,
> > document type and more. Furthermore, streams of information can be refined
> > allowing users to zero in on the document or documents that they need  all
> > of this without once leaving their desk.
> > Based on our patented information storage and access technology, Scopeware
> > 2.0 is designed to grow with your organization. Add scan and retrieve
> > functionality and mobile access as your business needs expand. "
> >
> > Patented information storage and access technology.
> >
> > Question 1: please cite the patent number(s).
> >
> > Below, you say Scopeware is affordable.  Nowhere on the site can I find a
> > price list.
> >
> > Question 2: What does the product cost?
> >
> > If my "sound off" sounds hostile, it is not meant to be so.  Rather, I'm
> > sure that you know that this particular band of code hackers and OHS
> > aficionados just happens to pay close attention to great contributions to
> > the product mix (as Scopeware may be), but we also pay closer attention to
> > those products that happen to carry patented technology.  And, perhaps,
> > speaking only for myself, there is great concern over product offerings
> > that mask their costs behind pdf files that require filling out and snail
> > mailing just to find out what the price is.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Jack
> >
> > At 07:31 PM 3/22/2002 -0800, you wrote:
> >
> > >Dear ba-ohs,
> > >
> > >Please have a look at Scopeware and let us (ba-ohs) know your opinions.
> > >
> > >Its progenitors have a lot of credibility.
> > >
> > >Scopeware - The Simple, Elegant Knowledge Management Solution
> > >
> > >http://www.scopeware.com/
> > >
> > >Today's complex enterprise environments struggle with many challenges. One
> > >of the most difficult issues can be defined as the artificial barriers
> > >that are imposed by people, taxonomies, access devices, applications, and
> > >file folders making corporate information difficult to access and
> > >leverage.
> > >
> > >Scopeware is an affordable, rapidly deployable knowledge management
> > >solution that addresses these issues by leveraging existing IT investments
> > >to automatically capture, manage, and safeguard information collected from
> > >disparate sources for greater insight into the enterprise.
> > >
> > >Scopeware's simple, intuitive Web-based interface locates and presents
> > >information gathered from various parts of an enterprise, updated in
> > >real-time, to the knowledge worker in an easy to interpret, accessible way.
> > >Typical document management solutions and search engines require the
> > >knowledge worker to sort through collections of information with little aid
> > >or assistance from the software. Scopeware's Narrative Information
> > >Interface automatically sorts and contextualizes heterogeneous information
> > >obtained from different sources and displays it in a workable, easy to
> > >read format. By presenting information in perspective as a coherent story,
> > >time to insight is markedly accelerated.
> > >
> > >A Scopeware knowledge management implementation results in enterprise
> > >information that is truly virtual and ubiquitous, empowering today's leading
> > >corporations to leverage their intelligence for competitive advantage.
> > >
> > >Cheers,
> > >
> > >John
> > >
> > >
> > >John Maloney
> > >www.kmcluster.com
> > >1329 Taylor Street, Ste. 12
> > >San Francisco, CA 94108 USA
> > >
> > >    (07)