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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Philadelphia Police Claim 'Social Sites Led to Riots'

Russian Hooligans meet up to fightThe darker side of flash mobs emerged again this weekend. While most people enjoy the happy confluence of dancers and singers for surprise performances in public places, such as the T Mobile Liverpool Street Station event, the darker side is mobilizing for violence.

June 1, 2009 by


Tomorrow's World

By now you will probably have digested the initial information about Google Wave, strategically announced on the same day as Microsoft's Bing search engine last week. Two not quite ready for prime time products - one open source, the other arguably a partially walled garden - with both intended to be major game changers.

May 31, 2009 by


Poisonous Personalities at Work & Play

I picked up on this slightly superficial US 'lifestyle' post , "8 Toxic Personalities to Avoid" by Brett Blumental, on one of Yahoo!'s many consumer sub sites (Shine/Sheer Balance/Manage your Life) after seeing its popularity rising on del.

May 26, 2009 by


The Groundswell of Social Media Backlash

There appears to be a fully fledged backlash against 'social media' marketing emerging, with commentary in both areas you'd expect and in places you might not.This is tough on the people who have solid foundations for what marketing messaging is all about, and who are doing good things with modern technologies around the age old concepts of marketing 'conversations' or word of mouth.

May 23, 2009 by


Unlocking Successful Net Access While Globe Trotting

Getting online in places you've never been before can be a huge challenge, especially if you're on the move a lot. Paying for hotel wifi and staying late at conferences or clients are options, but what about when you're visiting a country for the first time - how do you get connected?

May 18, 2009 by


Get Me To The Parts Store On Time

Sigurd Rinde has written an interesting take on the status quo in large enterprises and the need to quietly infiltrate enterprise 2.0 value rather than confront the powers that be, citing Sun Tzu the master military strategist.

May 13, 2009 by

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How to Avoid Collaboration Traps, Create Unity and Get Results

Collaboration - How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big ResultsMorten T. HansenHarvard Business PressISBN 978-1-4221-1515-2The great power of Morten Hansen's book 'Collaboration', the result of fifteen years of research into internal collaboration in companies, is in providing leadership with a very solid underlying 'management architecture' with which to make decisions on collaborative efforts.

May 10, 2009 by


Oracle Beehive Activity Starts Buzzing

David Gilmour, senior vice president, Collaboration Technologies, Oracle.Oracle Beehive, which quietly launched a year ago this month, and was more noisily celebrated at last fall's OpenWorld, has some additional new functionality updates announced this week.

May 5, 2009 by