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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Misinformation travels fast

One of the amazing things about the age we live in is the speed at which information propagates, whether correct or not. Matthew Brown of Forrester Research touched on this recently on September 11th (an infamous date of course, which seven years ago had everyone clamoring for information to find out what had really happened).

September 22, 2008 by

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Profiting from Contagion

With the global financial contagion continuing to spread today, forcing the 'invisible hand of the market' to roll up multiple titans of industry into single defensive units against the credit crunch, the frothier end of the tech scene parties on.The fall tech conference season is in full swing, with Interop and Web 2.

September 17, 2008 by

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Next Generation Cost Effective IT Infrastructure

The continued aftershocks from the financial liquidity crisis which started in August 2007 continue to be felt this weekend, with venerable institution Lehman Brothers descending into insolvency, Merrill Lynch being absorbed into Bank of America and AIG seeking to raise cash.This is clearly a very bad economic situation and will continue to have a major impact on international business in the coming months if not years.

September 14, 2008 by

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A Myriad of Microblogging Options...

The Microblogging world just got more complicated with Yammer winning the Pop Idol/American Idol style knock out ‘TechCrunch 50” competition, in which “52 of the best startups launched their products in front of the industry's most influential venture capitalists, corporations, fellow entrepreneurs, and press”, along with a substantial audience and live feeds of sessions on ustream.tv for those not in the building.

September 10, 2008 by

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Office 2.0 Conference day one

David Allen discussed his 'getting things done' methodology with conference creator Ismael Ghalimi during the opening keynote session at the Office 2.0 conference at the St Regis Hotel, San Francisco.

September 4, 2008 by

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'Is enterprise collaboration an oxymoron?' Be the Voice Podcast with David Spark.

I recorded a 25 minute conversation about my enterprise collaboration consulting work and blogging with David Spark a couple of weeks ago for his 'Be The Voice' thought leadership series of podcasts, which is primarily focused on how to drive business growth.David summarized our conversation pretty well on his site: I put forth some pretty candid views on how people collaborate (or in some cases don't!

August 27, 2008 by

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The Perils of Showboating

My friend David Spark sent me the link to the above video while we were chatting online this morning, and I facetiously commented it was a little like TechCrunch vs ZDNet.The bizarre contest above, which appears to be between a Capoeira performer and a boxer, doesn't end well for the showboater...

August 24, 2008 by

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