A tool that allows staff to share their web browser bookmarks has been developed by NetInfo.
The tool, called Notorious, is designed to help organisations where competitive or regulatory pressures mean they must be at the forefront of developments in their industry, said NetInfo. It will also enable teams of end-users to share their knowledge.
NetInfo is a specialist in working with IBM Websphere portals, and said Notorious would particularly suit users in marketing, media, research and development, and legal industries.
Instead of pages of bookmarks being listed alphabetically, the collective library of bookmarks is visualised as a "cloud of tags". Font size is used to indicate how popular certain information is among team members.
End users can filter and sort their tags and bookmarks in alphabetical order, or according to the most popular or most recent.
Public bookmarking tools are becoming popular, but the Notorious tool offers a way for companies to share their bookmark information within a corporate portal, such as Websphere Portal Server 5.1, said NetInfo.
Stuart Keeble, product manager at NetInfo, said that by incorporating the bookmarking tool into a company's portal system, users could avoid being presented with web links to advertisers, which is a feature of search engines such as Google.
In addition, each link can be tracked to the user who bookmarked it to encourage accountability, NetInfo said.