Lotus K-station software provides intranet portal creation capabilities and has the potential to become the cornerstone of many corporate knowledge management implementations. Tight integration with Lotus products like Notes and Domino will be a great advantage for shops that have already invested in Notes, but this integration can be a serious barrier for adoption by sites without Lotus products.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // K-station should boost the productivity of those who use it by helping them keep track of documents and by facilitating online collaboration. Tight integration with other Lotus products. Lacks search engine capabilities. Lotus Development Corp., Cambridge, Mass.; (617) 577-8500; www.lotus.com Related stories:
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SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // IT administrators will need to spend a substantial amount of time planning which applications to make accessible through K-station intranet portals. They should also expect to spend a significant amount of time training employees on how to use K-station and how to customize portals for their workgroups.