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


Sheldon:    (01)

As the man said, "We shall see what we shall see."    (02)

Henry    (03)

Sheldon Brahms wrote:    (04)

> Hi Henry,
>
> 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."
>
> 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.
>
> 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.
>
> Best,
> ---Sheldon
>
> Henry K van Eyken wrote:
>
> > 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
> > > >
> > > >    (05)