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May 24, 2012
Rodney Abson posted a status
"in Nairobi, Kenya, looking into knowledge management needs and practices in IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Region Programme."
Jul 1, 2011
Rodney Abson commented on Johan Lammers's blog post 'Do you know Institutional Knowledge Management Strategies in the Environment Sector?'
"I am with the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and we are in the process of developing our knowledge management strategic plan at the moment.  I'd be interested to hear more about your research.  You can contact…"
Jan 14, 2011
Allan Ogomo Amulabu commented on Rodney Abson's blog post 'What to name an organisation-wide portal?'
"Your concerns are reasonable. But I would rather suggest you give a name a name that focuses on the bigger picture or a thematic focus, something like "Thematic Knowledge Portal" as this will address the fact that it is a knowledge portal…"
Oct 19, 2010
Esther Wheeler commented on Rodney Abson's blog post 'What to name an organisation-wide portal?'
"I agree with Tom. Giving a "technical" name to a portal that you are probably hoping will get considerable use might not catch on as quickly as something more general. Our portal is called mobi (after mobius which is our logo). Quick and…"
Oct 11, 2010
Jaap Pels commented on Rodney Abson's blog post 'What to name an organisation-wide portal?'
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Oct 11, 2010
Md Santo commented on Rodney Abson's blog post 'What to name an organisation-wide portal?'
"WHAT’S IN A NAME DOES KM PORTAL DO? Since May, 2010 we’ve been developing a Social Networking Site (SNS) “MOBEE KNOWLEDGE CoP” http://mobeeknowledge.ning.com intended first as a limited corporate Community of Practice (CoP)…"
Oct 9, 2010
Tom Zeppenfeldt commented on Rodney Abson's blog post 'What to name an organisation-wide portal?'
"I wouldn't use any tech terms. Instead, I'd try to find a name that generates positive vibes. After all, the "thing" that you are developing should be a source of inspiration, a place where you can learn and communicate with…"
Oct 8, 2010
nondlela ndabezith commented on Rodney Abson's blog post 'What to name an organisation-wide portal?'
"I think that the first thing we should do is to understand the meaning of "portal" then we ll be able to say it the name suiits. so according to my understanding portal is the service that offers a broad array of resources and services,…"
Oct 6, 2010
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What to name an organisation-wide portal?

We are developing new IT systems which will be accessed by our users through an organisation-wide portal and contain smaller topic specific portals. We are looking at naming the organisation-wide portal and I would like to know if your organisation uses a portal, then what name have you given it?A suggestion has been to call it the 'knowledge management portal' and I would be interested to hear your thoughts as to whether this may help or hinder advancing the field of knowledge management in…See More
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Rod
Occupation/Title
Science and Learning Officer
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IUCN, Internatonal Union for Conservation of Nature
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INGO
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http://www.iucn.org
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Social Web/Web 2.0, Participatory Decision-Making, Communities of Practice, Narrative & Storytelling
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IUCN_RodAbson
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What to name an organisation-wide portal?

We are developing new IT systems which will be accessed by our users through an organisation-wide portal and contain smaller topic specific portals. We are looking at naming the organisation-wide portal and I would like to know if your organisation uses a portal, then what name have you given it?



A suggestion has been to call it the 'knowledge management portal' and I would be interested to hear your thoughts as to whether this may help or hinder advancing the field of knowledge… Continue

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 6:57am — 6 Comments

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