Oliver Marks

Oliver Marks leads the Global Digital Enterprise Team at HP, having previously provided seasoned independent consulting guidance to companies on effective planning of business strategy, tactics, technology decisions, roll out and enduring use models that make best use of modern collaborative and social networking tools to achieve their business goals. These are Oliver's views and not those of his employer HP.

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Cults of Personality

The conventional wisdom about personally leveraging the 'social' web has been the idea that  promoting your attributes and sharing ideas will make you more visible online, and therefore attract more business success or job offers.

July 18, 2011 by


Google's Social Network++

Google's pivot from search to social technologies occurred last week and my early impressions of their new service Google+ are very positive, particularly around their efforts on allowing you to group your contacts. The giant global advertising company have many years experience analyzing your search and email history, and often display eerily accurate recommendations contextually based on your past online activities and threads.

July 3, 2011 by


Filtering, curation and familiarity

There's a world of difference between empty containers and spaces and full ones, and software is no exception.The materials we create as we work together accumulates rapidly and can quickly become clutter, filling up containers and clogging up the communication pipes.

May 14, 2011 by


Mobile and the mainstream

We're at an interesting tipping point between mobile technology, email and video partly brought about by odd business decisions.I've been using Flip video cameras to record discovery in interviews all last week and will be using them again this week with the participants permission; as I've previously discussed here they are a useful way of taking notes.

May 1, 2011 by


Be prepared

It's been a difficult Easter for online computing services: The Amazon EC2 service failed and Sony's Playstation network was out of service over the important holiday break and continues to be down as I write this.Much has been written about these failures already, with plenty of debate particularly from those who doubt cloud computing's credibility.

April 26, 2011 by

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Saba - global formal & informal learning

I met with Bobby Yazdani, CEO & President of Saba Software earlier this week at their Redwood Shores California headquarters. A substantial global company with 1400 customers and more than 19 million users across 150 countries, Saba is the piece of the enterprise stack jigsaw puzzle that first brought training and learning into the internet era after their 1997 founding.

April 14, 2011 by

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Cisco's network gets a tune up

Cisco CEO John Chambers has been bold in his experimentation with “co-ordinate and cultivate” over “command and control” at the helm of the forty billion dollar global behemoth over the last several years, as I have previously written here.Where Chambers is taking the Cisco Network next was the subject of an internal email (now made public by Cisco) which has been widely reported in the financial press and has subsequently seen Cisco's stock climb.

April 6, 2011 by

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