Why use PANTOTO?
PANTOTO uses a community-based approach
to information sharing, retrieval and dissemination. Users can actively
participate in any community. Based on their needs, users can create
communities/sub-communities and invite participation to channel discussion.
Every user has a different information
need and contributes differently to a discussion or repository of
information. Any technology has to be responsive not only to the need
of the user but also as to how he can contribute to the community.
PANTOTO enables two-way interaction.
In any system information has to be stored
and retrieved with efficiency and accuracy. Using information architecture
PANTOTO allows the user to structure information thereby allowing:
a. Indexing of information
b. Contextualize information
c. Easy navigation to information
Explicating tacit knowledge is done through
the use of carefully structured forms that can be created by community
owners and facilitators. Content thus explicated is easily searchable
and can evolve with the discussion.
Typically organizations are hesitant
to change existing systems or it is difficult to integrate information
systems under one roof. PANTOTO allows organizations to proactively
develop an integrated approach to managing their information.
Communities have a cycle of learning.
These cycles can be shortened if communities are allowed to share.
Under PANTOTO the tools and architecture that one community uses can
be replicated by another community.
With a light footprint, PANTOTO is possibly
the most cost-effective solution in terms of creating and maintaining
a knowledge resource base. Once installed, it requires little or no
technical intervention. It takes minimal resources, is portable, and
can run on the most basic of systems.
Individuals, groups and communities anywhere
can work on a stand-alone version of the software and can synchronize
their database and content with other communities even through simple
dial-ups. Synchronizing the database of two users sitting anywhere
in the world is as easy as synchronizing a mailbox.