John Hagel believes exploiting process exceptions is the way to find value in social initiatives; the challenge is often finding a common language with the business world
Real world collaboration strategies and tactics for enterprises.
With extensive senior management practical experience, Oliver consults with companies on international digital transformation strategy. Oliver previously ran HP's Global Digital Enterprise Transformation team, managed the Sony PlayStation 'WorldWide Studios' collaboration and workflow environment and has worked with the American Management Association, Sun, Docent/SumTotal Systems, Harvard Business School and McKinsey & Company on major initiatives around knowledge transfer and change management. Oliver has dual US/UK citizenship, speaks at various conferences and on the occasional webinar. He is based in San Francisco. His personal site is www.olivermarks.com.
Faxed documents and telephone voice prompts are at the heart of the thorniest bureaucracies, despite plenty of better alternatives...
Sensible voices are starting to be heard again above the noise as the new social enterprise realities mature
My annual recorded chat with leading HR analyst Kutik, where we cover the upcoming HR Tech conference, the mood and concerns of the HR executive, the rapid shift of focus to SaaS and associated strategic & tactical shifts
With Facebook's first earnings call post IPO the digitally connected business world came of age, with hype to be replaced by alignment with the financial world's demand for demonstrated effectiveness
Bitter licensing and support memories may be a bigger impediment to adoption of the enterprise old guard's next generation product offerings than they realize, especially given third party options for legacy support, which can provide savings that can be applied to future customer innovation initiatives
Both global giants aspire to provide the complete underpinnings of your digital social and work life, and that lifestyle is changing very fast indeed
A terrific book about how the planet is wired for multimedia and data, the locations, sights and smells of global to local internet infrastructure
By using one browser exclusively for Facebook only, it is currently possible to limit their tracking your activities across the broader web
Enterprise customers continue to be frustrated by a lack of clarity or momentum in key areas around business productivity 'front office' strategy from Microsoft; partners are picking up the slack but some big questions are being asked this summer
For 'Generation Connected', talk about what is possible and trends are dime a dozen, but everyone is looking for evidence of practical, experiential business successes
The old guard are marrying off upstart competitors into their product portfolios. But is the battle for supremacy among Microsoft, IBM, SAP and Oracle still relevant -- and has it scarred long-term relationships with customers?
ION Air add cloud native capabilities to their new 'Point-of-view action-sport camcorder' range, along with easy to use on/off recording
A clash of cultures between traditional marketing conventions and enterprise software getting more involved in digital branding infrastructure is going to result in friction and sparks. The prize is modeling and transforming the future top global brands...
Facebook IPO hype and dramas obscured Google's launch of their Knowledge graph contextual extensions to search, which may prove to be the foundation for future digital networking and a solution to information context and filtering
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