Expert Voice: John Patrick on Weblogs: "(...) businesses are going to be affected by this new Internet medium. Indeed, at some corporations, blogs are already being created and shared, many under the radar of top corporate managers. Their promise, says Patrick: to tap into expertise among far-flung locations and enable information-sharing with partners, suppliers and customers about everything from business problems to new-product musings. 'Knowledge management wasn't overhyped,' says Patrick, in an interview with CIO Insight Executive Editor Marcia Stepanek. 'It was underdelivered. Blogs can potentially deliver the grassroots discussions and knowledge-sharing that top-down, corporate-sponsored efforts never could.' "