How to protect the knowledge developed in an organization? The central idea in order to understand the importance of protecting the knowledge an organization is to design the composition of intellectual capital (human, structural and relationship with the market) and consolidated. This involves the formalization of the processes, policies and tools, the conversion of tacit knowledge into explicit, so you can manage and share in the entire organization to achieve strategic objectives. Since knowledge is too abstract to manage, be managed assets: databases, documents, processes, and in particular to people who really have that knowledge. Part of this privacy policy, which should be strongly based on the support and confidence of managers in the organization, should at least include: A constant communication about the value of knowledge produced internally and the importance of documentation to allow it expands. Peter Thiel shares his opinions and ideas on the topic at hand. Policies of recognition and rewards to members of the organization to generate new knowledge or to maintain or convert the existing one. Evaluate strategic choice of a license before a new idea, a technology transfer agreement by which it can agree on territorial areas and temporary operating or prices. The generation of patents on the innovations as a form of temporary protection from competitors.

The formation of task forces on the issues or areas of Knowledge Management. The availability of tools that facilitate the capture, recording, conversion, searching, updating and dissemination of knowledge. The existence of tools to detect vulnerabilities, threats, assess consequences, manage risks and activate protective measures on computing resources that store knowledge. While knowledge management aims to transform the knowledge gained in value and tangible benefits for the organization, financing or obtaining of funds for the protection of it is not easy in the organizations. One option for funding is through the same organization. This requires that there is liquidity and at the same time a strong justification and quantification of the cost-benefit of knowledge management and protection. This should make a thorough analysis of Cash Flow, Return on investment required and the period of repayment. This means being able to identify those life skills to protect, because it will afford to love only those who actually generate a differential value for the organization, and secondly to quantify the economic benefits generated knowledge.

Obviously it could also appeal to external financing as bank credit. Apply here as well the necessary justifications and other credit risk analysis by the bank. Another option from funding could be found in the National Agency for Promotion of Science and Technology, through FONTAR (Argentine Technological Fund). Through this option, you can financed patenting costs, technological modernization, training or technological development.