Information overload tackled

RSS feeds will provide targeted data

KnowNow has unveiled technology it says can provide busy employees with updated, personalised feeds of information compiled from internal sources such as enterprise applications and external sources like news sites and blogs.

The new product, KnowNow Live, aims to help ease the information overload facing many users trying to keep up with the myriad data sources they must monitor to be productive in their jobs, the company says.

The tool monitors internal and external data sources for changes that might be relevant to a user based on identified preferences, says KnowNow CEO Todd Rulon-Miller. It automatically sends updates to users in a personalised portal, cutting the time spent searching for such information, he says. Persistent data monitoring services are used in the tool to transform internal and external data sources into RSS feeds.