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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It's primetime for collaboration mashups

As winter draws in throughout the northern hemisphere, the silver lining of the recession we are descending into for the collaboration tools industry is the huge use case justifications for strapped companies of all sizes to take advantage of their products.In an era which is going to see some enterprises in suffering industry sectors fighting for survival, the inevitable mergers and acquisitions are also going to create migraine inducing legacy systems integration issues.

October 28, 2008 by


A Transparency Engine for the World Wide Web

Every so often you come across a web application that is a game changer: the utility of browser plugin reframeit is a hugely powerful adjunct to your use of the entire web.The video above demonstrates marking up the transcript of a political speech with associated facts and links using reframeit that will be associated with specific areas of that content for as long as you want them to be.

October 26, 2008 by


IBM's Legacy World

I attended a regional 'Lotus Collaboration Summit' yesterday - a very helpful road show style event IBM put on to help flesh out the state of the Lotus universe and give partners a chance to demo their products to the customers in attendance.

October 22, 2008 by


The Future looks very Cloudy

I've just attended the one day, highly-focused executive 'Cloud Summit' conference. The Cloud—used to describe everything from internet-based computing utilities to Software as a Service — was examined and its future impact explored within the highly appropriate venue of the Silicon Valley Computer History Museum.

October 14, 2008 by


The Secrets of CEOs

I just finished reading an advance US manuscript of 'The Secrets of CEOs - 150 Global Chief Executives lift the lid on business, life and leadership' by Steve Tappin, who is a managing partner in the global CEO & board practice of Heidrick & Struggles, and Andrew Cave, a leading English financial journalist.The book has a definite English slant despite being very much about the global economy, and provides fascinating insight through extensive interviews of the large enterprise CEO lifestyle.

October 6, 2008 by


The 'Social Media' Conundrum

I'm fascinated by '30's depression era attempts to foster business innovation, not least because of the financial challenges that seem likely to dominate our coming years. Surprisingly I've found The Rotary International Club is in many ways a precursor to the looser social media movement which has been a feature of Web 2.

October 1, 2008 by