The tools you need for knowledge management have undergone an enormous differentiation over the past decade. A quaint situation with an unimaginable number of tools as well as a number of requirements applied to these tools came into being.There are different systems of the administration of data content, knowledge, knowledge portals, search engines, and so-called Stand-Alone-applications for the customers. The key aspects common to all solutions are the exchange of knowledge/data content (collaboration), structuring of information (management), data mining and visualization of information (charts, maps, presentation).
The GIM has been programmed by us as developers and has been simultaneously used by us. The main aspects of our development work can be summarized as follows:
We have always been frustrated because of the small or inexistent possibilities to get a picture of knowledge in general and its corrolations. Foremost it should be quick i.e. not a particular individual operation in a defined process chain.
Do you know this? – You do data mining and you want to structure this amount of collected data. However, your knowledge is as alert as you are and the data once fixed lose their significance in favor of others. But you insist on not losing them.
Brain storming as a creative method is being supportted by a lot of tools excellently. But what happens after brainstorming? And how do you map mental leaps and associations to your information without damaging its factual integrity.
Have you ever wanted to show one of your colleagues on his new computer how clever and extraordinarily productive the software is that you work with?
But unfortunately your colleague works with a different system software.
Every application a user works with should be uncomplicated and quickly make its data available to other applications. And should the software after years of active usage not be in use any longer at least the data should be accessible at once and without complicated import and conversion operations .
The five key aspects describing the motivation for the development of the GIM mentioned above have been the criterion for the GIM as an application. Get a picture of it yourself . Try and make use of the GIM.
The GIM is not an all-round application . If you want to surf in the internet, write e-mails, listen to music, edit your photos and play a game all at the same time: don't use the GIM. You would be disappointed.
The Graph Information Manager (GIM) combines the concepts of a creative conception tool with the functionality of a slip box (high density storage system) and the flexibility and clarity of a whiteboard.