10 reasons for selecting Epistemics to make your organization more efficient, effective and productive



  1. The intellectual assets of a business are in its people, who are all experts in some area or another. Epistemics have the methods, technology and experience to help you share, retain and leverage the intellectual assets of the experts in your organization.

  2. Many organisations understand that to remain competitive they need to establish best practices in the activities and processes throughout their business operations. However, establishing and providing effective access to best practices is often a difficult and expensive process. Epistemics have developed a solution to this problem using advanced knowledge acquisition and modelling capabilities.
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  3. Knowledge Management (KM) is essential to enable organisations to achieve competitive advantage. With a background in the more established disciplines of Knowledge Engineering and Artificial Intelligence, Epistemics are in a unique position to be able to offer KM services that are based in a thorough understanding of knowledge from both a psychological and technological perspective. Since 1997, Epistemics have been helping organizations establish and improve their KM practices, for example in the use of special elicitation techniques to capture tacit knowledge and in the construction and use of ontologies.
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  4. Traditionally, organisations have thought of their technical infrastructure in terms of data and applications. In order to respond to modern business challenges, organisations must now think in terms of knowledge. Epistemics can help you to do this.
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  5. Policies and procedures are present and necessary in every organisation. Using advanced knowledge acquisition and modelling capabilities Epistemics can capture your policies and procedures, whether they are formally documented or passed on by word of mouth through generations of employees. This captured knowledge can then be reviewed, refined and correctly authorised. Most importantly, we can then publish these newly authorised policies in an easily understood and accessible manner.
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  6. Training and induction of new recruits remains a real issue for many technological organizations. A lengthy time is often required for new recruits to become proficient in complex technical disciplines. Epistemics have methods that can provide accelerated learning for new starters, reducing the learning period by 75%.
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  7. Many organizations recognise that intelligent computer systems, such as knowledge-based systems and knowledge-based engineering applications, can improve the efficiency of processes and reduce the design time of new products. Epistemics are experts in the use of CommonKADS and MOKA, two leading methodologies used in the development of intelligent systems. Epistemics can use, or train your employees to use, CommonKADS and MOKA to improve the development process of intelligent systems.
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  8. Many organizations wish to develop in-house skills in knowledge management and knowledge engineering. Epistemics have considerable experience of designing and running training courses to enable an organization's employees (technical and managerial) to understand and apply leading methods and tools.
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  9. Epistemics products are used by many world-leading companies to capture and re-use knowledge embedded in people and projects. Organizations such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce plc, GKN and QinetiQ are using PCPACK to acquire, model, validate, publish and implement knowledge.
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  10. Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management are relatively new and developing areas, with ongoing research in techniques and tools. Epistemics have strong links to university research institutions and has the experience to turn the latest research into practical solutions for real business problems. Epistemics' co-founder and Chairman, Professor Nigel Shadbolt, is an internationally recognised authority in knowledge acquisition and knowledge technologies. Professor Shadbolt is currently head of the AKT project investigating advanced knowledge technologies such as the semantic web.
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Last modified: 12 March 2008