Can Web 2.0 Stop Brain Drain?

in Information Week

As baby boomers retire, they walk out the door with years of institutional knowledge. Can we catch it?

An older blog entry from John Newton, CTO of content management company Alfresco, caught my eye the other day. He was attending an Enterprise 2.0 conference, and one of the speakers made some provocative points. This is from Newton's entry:

"…the baby boomers are retiring and this will represent the single largest loss of implicit knowledge in industrial society. Enterprises MUST facilitate capturing what the baby boomers know now and lower the barriers dramatically toward capturing that information."

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