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knowledge worker

People who use their brains and not their brawn to earn a living. In the IT field, almost everyone is a knowledge worker, including all categories of system analysts and programmers. Years ago, datacenter operators carried magnetic tapes, disk cartridges and boxes of paper from one place to another; however, their jobs were still more brain power than muscle. See programmer, systems analyst, business analyst and industry analyst.
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It's not surprising that the knowledge worker is Basex's Person of the Year, recognizing the criticality of this role, and the systems that support it, to the success of the enterprise.
We've been hearing about knowledge workers, and their scarcity, since 1992,'' said Christian.
Adobe Document Center joins Adobe Acrobat Connect[TM] and Create Adobe PDF Online as part of a suite of hosted services that enable individual knowledge workers to gain access to world-class communication and collaboration technologies.
The Acrobat 8 product line offers knowledge workers a complete PDF document solution; and the Acrobat Connect product line brings real-time, interactive web conferencing and collaboration within the reach of everyone.
With the explosion of digital content on the web, it's extremely time-consuming for a knowledge worker to cut through the clutter and mine the content efficiently," said David Seuss, CEO of Northern Light.
The technology transforms a document into a very complex graph of contextual chains, allowing the knowledge worker to discover information based on an existing documented thought process.
Due to regulations, a focus on business process improvements, the need to increase revenue, and desire to improve knowledge worker productivity, content and document technologies received much press attention and executive management ears.
The 451 Group believes that a number of simultaneous enterprise IT industry trends point to a major shift away from the desktop-bound worker toward a fully wireless and always-connected mobile knowledge worker.
MANAGING ONESELF IS BASED ON THESE REALITIES: WORKERS ARE LIKELY TO OUTLIVE ORGANIZATIONS, AND THE KNOWLEDGE WORKER HAS MOBILITY.
When performing work on a task, a knowledge worker must typically search, navigate, and dig through file systems, documents, and emails, all of which introduce friction into the flow of work.
Our work may not be physically tiring and strenuous, but the mental challenges that the knowledge worker experiences is equally stressful.

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