Organizations are slowly waking up to the enormous value that enterprise social knowledge networking can unlock. With the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and 2013 Collaborative Knowledge Management (CKM) becomes an approach to enable organizational intelligence in the enterprise. Taxonomy is the key: Managed Metadata can drive navigation, discovery and search, relation, and re-usability of content. Managed Metadata provides a common vocabulary for corporate language and can connect people to social networks.
While Microsoft has provided a state of the art API-based backend solution for knowledge management and search with SharePoint, the Layer2 Knowledge Management Suite for SharePoint is focused on term set life-cycle management, content classification, knowledge browsing, navigation and search-driven content discovery.