Data Transparency Panel at ICT4D Conference

Responsible Data: Organizational Considerations for Data Transparency & Security May 1, 2019 Join Abby Clobridge (Founder, FireOak Strategies) and Kait Maloney (Project Manager, Data Transparency Initiative, Catholic Relief Services) for a panel discussion about organizational considerations for data transparency and security at the ICT4D Conference. As data transparency is becoming a bigger trend within the…

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What We’re Reading – February 4, 2019

What We’re Reading — February 4, 2019 The FireOak team keeps an eye out for and shares the most interesting articles, reports, and case studies related to managing, sharing, and securing information, data, and knowledge. Here are some snippets from what we’re reading right now.   A Funder-Imposed Data Publication Requirement Seldom Inspired Data Sharing (PLoS…

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Team Collaboration Platforms Lessons Learned

Team Collaboration & Knowledge Sharing Platforms: Considerations and Lessons Learned By Abby Clobridge, FireOak Strategies Founder and Consultant February 2, 2019 Over the past few years, we’ve seen tons of collaboration and knowledge sharing platforms become popular including Slack, Facebook for Work, and Microsoft Teams. On top of those platforms, popular project management tools such…

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What We’re Reading – January 28, 2019

What We’re Reading — January 28, 2019 We keep an eye out and share the most interesting articles, reports, and case studies FireOak topics: managing, sharing, and securing information, data, and knowledge. Here’s some of what we’ve seen and what we’re reading.  Building knowledge management (Canadian Lawyer Magazine)  “…a smaller team means you know who or…

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Knowledge Management: Findability vs. Discoverability

Knowledge Management: Findability vs. Discoverability By Abby ClobridgeJanuary 11, 2019 One of the top symptoms we encounter when diagnosing knowledge management problems is hearing “I can’t find what I’m looking for” or “I have to troll around in shared folders to learn about stuff.” Both of these statements are indicators of findability and discoverability challenges….

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Big Data in Agriculture: Research Data Loss Horror Stories

Big Data In Agriculture: Research Data Loss Horror Stories We’ll be presenting at the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention on October 2, 2018. Abby Clobridge and Eric Smith will be sharing three research data loss horror stories from an information security perspective — situations that led to entirely preventable data loss.  A common theme…

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KMWorld 2018

KMWorld 2018 FireOak Strategies, LLC is pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s KMWorld event. We’ll be at the conference in Washington, D.C. from November 6-8, and we’ll be presenting at the co-located Office 365 Symposium.  Stop by our booth at the KMWorld Exhibit Hall to discussing how to better manage, secure, and…

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Knowledge Management FAQ

Knowledge Management FAQ Here are a few answers to common questions about knowledge management. If your question isn’t on this list, let us know.  What is knowledge management? What are some symptoms of a knowledge management problem?What technologies or systems do you recommend for knowledge management?What’s the best knowledge management platform?Where should we target our knowledge…

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Is it time to ‘spin down’ some of your virtual machines?

There’s no question, VMs are fantastic. But like anything that is cheap and easy, they have a tendency to persist long past their usefulness. Why invest the time and energy to retire a VM? And yet, keeping VMs alive that are past their usefulness creates information security and knowledge management challenges for organizations.

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Job Posting: Part-Time Metadata Specialist (Contractor)

Part-Time Metadata Specialist (Contractor) FireOak Strategies, LLC, a boutique consulting firm specializing in Knowledge Management, Information Management, and Information Security, is looking to add a Metadata Specialist to our network of contractors. The contractor will be responsible for using an in-house style guide to create and edit records in a custom knowledge base. Items for…

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