Dave Pollard writes about knowledge management practice and strongly recommends that KM people get out of the IT organization. Why? Because IT is treated as an "organizational ghetto" in most companies. And KM people are ghettoized within that ghetto.
What’s the solution? It’s not completely clear. Pollard advocates that IT people get involved with a new form of enterprise that he has been discussing: the Science-Based Enterprise. I suppose for KM types, we get to be the consultants and outside influences that help people catch a view of the world and then run off to implement something new.
[Update: Note, while Pollard is in my aggregator, I came across his article through one of my Search feeds via View from the Isle by Larix Consulting, who adds to this conversation.]