Viva K-Logs (and centralized resources): This is another post dedicated to the discussion of K-Logs (Knowledge Management Weblogs). Distributed desktop Weblogging software is essential to maximize the benefits of K-Logging due to application integration, cost, mobility, and control issues. Server-based software is still essential to a fully functional distributed K-Logs system. Here are the ways I see server software playing an important role:
1) As a place to post a K-Log on the Intranet. K-Logs need to be posted to the Intranet to gain from centralized search and taxonomy engines. This central repository also serves as an essential back-up to desktop K-Logs and as a way to preserve knowledge after an employee leaves.
2) Community functionality. Central servers can provide a way for people to find Weblogs that fit their interests. Hotlists, recently updated K-Logs (Weblogs.com), and link bots (Blogdex) need a centralized location.
3) Subscritptions. RSS (news headlines) subscriptions are best done through reference to a central repository.
4) Remote access and behind a firewall access. [John Robb's Radio Weblog]