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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Weasels in the Woodwork

Dennis Howlett makes some terrific points in comparing the new Jive Software 'Social Business Software' that refreshes the Clearspace 2.5 product line today with existing enterprise incumbents.

March 10, 2009 by


All that Jive: Putting the 'social' into business software

Jive Software announced the latest iteration of their Clearspace product today, and it has expanded significantly in size and scope.From origins as a forums and instant messenger vendor, Jive in 2006 launched 'Clearspace', a single application with wikis, blogs, discussions, instant messaging, RSS, email integration and files into spaces organized by topic.

March 9, 2009 by

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Interview with 'Us Now' collaboration film director

I had the opportunity to attend a screening of the film 'Us Now', a documentary film project about the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet last week at the Barbican Arts Centre in London, and to interview director Ivo Gormley for 'Open Enterprise 2009'.'Us Now' is a film that is likely to attract accusations of naivety: at its heart is the premise that trust can be enhanced by the human interconnectivity allowed by the net.

March 4, 2009 by


Engineers are from Mars, Marketers are from Venus

If you're familiar with the relationship book 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus' and work with technology, you may have noticed the fundamental differences in the way people think about software.In companies of all sizes, the challenges of working to keep existing infrastructure running and new technologies effectively integrated and secure takes up the lions share of IT engineering planning and execution time.

February 24, 2009 by

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The Twitter Fantasy

It seems everywhere you turn these days there's an excitable story about Twitter, the microblogging tool that is a mystery to some people, a miracle to others, and a service some are noisily evangelizing in hope of self publicity.As Twitter scales up in user numbers, the level of hysteria seems to be going through the roof.

February 21, 2009 by