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.

Latest Posts

Riot Tagging

Tokyo is currently the largest city of origin of Twitter messages in the world, more than twice that of second placed San Francisco and New York in the USA as of this summer.(Incidentally, while the Japanese Kanji language Twitter service, which only launched in April of this year, contains advertising, the rest of the planet's Twitter service currently does not).

December 13, 2008 by


'Leading with Kindness'

There is an interesting book and associated US public television series I'm intrigued by entitled 'Leading with Kindness: How good people consistently get better results'The two authors areWilliam F. Baker, Ph.

December 10, 2008 by


Warfare 2.0, 1940's Style

There's some great TalkBack comments on my previous post about WWII German strategy : Justin James for example believes:...The secret of the Wehrmacht's success in the field has much to do with the education of what can be described as their executive and middle management layers.

December 10, 2008 by


Open source thrives in downturn

Collaboration initiatives are all about streamlining business processes, and the interfaces between legacy closed systems and open source stacks are an increasingly common place to find business collaboration environments.According to research firm Gartner, open source software is present in 85% of enterprises and the remainder expect to deploy it in the next year.

December 3, 2008 by


Security Lessons and Your Personal Firewall

There's an interesting dynamic I've been noticing and discussing a lot recently - people and companies are grappling with how to project some facets of their lives and information online while keeping other areas secret.As i suggested in my previous post, it was entirely possible that the Mumbai attackers were monitoring communications and the media live during their rampage - there is now firm evidence they were using Blackberries.

November 30, 2008 by


Mumbai Attacks : Knowledge is Power

There is a huge difference between verified information, speculation, incorrect information and disinformation.The net is buzzing about the communication enabled by Twitter, Flickr, youtube, wikipedia and bloggers from Mumbai, with CNN stating “It was the day social media appeared to come of age and signaled itself as a news-gathering force to be reckoned with.

November 27, 2008 by