Thanks for the background inormation.
I have contacted the Scopewae people and now wait whether or not there
will be a reply. It seems that some degree of follow-up is in order here.
Wait and see.
Stephen Danic wrote:
been following scopeware for a long time now. >From back when it was called
I like the chronological interface,
) but would miss the ability to build typed relationships between
documents. And of course,
I've been avoiding proprietary organizers since I stopped using The Brain
in 2000. Here's some
historical info from: http://www.memes.net/index.php3?request=displaypage&NodeID=59
"It looks like LifeStreams is
now called ScopeWare , and they've retooled to hit the enterprise rather
than the individual. ScopeWare offers the same sort of chronological and
index-retrieval that LifeStreams did. I couldn't find a way to do "clustering"
or to build relationships between documents. I do agree that the "folder"
for filing documents on computers is an artifact which needs to die. (
06:31 Apr 03, 2001 )"
More historical info: http://www.memes.net/index.php3?request=displaypage&NodeID=66
"There's a fairly weak article
on the next-gen computer interface here: http://www.techreview.com/magazine/dec01/tristramall.asp
Unfortunately, they're not really
looking far enough out. They're talking about replacing the desktop metaphor
with pseudo-desktop metaphors. Microsoft has a "3d" task gallery, which
is really just 4 desktop metaphors on one screen. Scopeware has their time-indexed
lifestreams which is just a desktop piled with a stack of papers chronologically.
InXight has their startree hyperbolic tree visualization tool which is
a strictly hierarchical interface. No multiparenting allowed. I'm surprised
there was no mention of graphs at all, not to mention a real 3d interface
a'la Snowcrash. ( 09:47 Nov 20, 2001 )"
Enterprises in the wake of Enron
are now asking: How do we make information go away legitimately, and on
schedule? This is an aspect of Records Management. Can you set retention
policies within Scopeware?See
www.arma.org for more information regarding
records management. I
also believe that once people start using blogging tools in the enterprise,
than the need for traditional knowledge management software is reduced.
I'm not aware of any truly succesful knowledge management deployments.
Of course, k-logs have that same records retention problem, how do you
make the info go away on shedule? Another
snip from: http://www.memes.net/index.php3?request=displaypage&NodeID=342
k-logs: replace expensive enterprise knowledge
management projects with inexpensive, widely used weblog utilities.
Spotted by Alex Shapiro of TouchGraph fame on http://www.iaslash.org/ia/
( 07:22 Mar 07, 2002 )
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Maloney" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 7:31
Subject: [ba-ohs-talk] Scopeware -
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> John Maloney
> 1329 Taylor Street, Ste. 12
> San Francisco, CA 94108 USA