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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Enterprise 2.0 Conference notebook

Ironically this week has probably been my most offline in months - Sprint failed the brand new Westin Hotel in Boston disastrously with terrible or non existent wifi service. It was a real shame because Jive Software had an instance of Clearspace for the conference attendee community and there was a terrific back channel for each session sadly only usable by those with a connection.

June 12, 2008 by

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Do we need "Management 2.0"?

Sue Bushell, who wrote a very thoughtful in-depth Enterprise 2.0 article for Australian CIO magazine recently, has an interesting question within Linked In to her connections: "Do we need "Management 2.

June 8, 2008 by

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Email is the enemy

I'll always remember as a child a very old gentleman in Manchester, Northern England telling me about the Dickensian office he worked in during his youth - everyone sat in rows at desks equipped with ink wells and quills, writing and copying documents. The boss sat with a bullhorn on an overview platform and shouted at anyone who stopped working.

June 2, 2008 by

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You are being talked about online…

Regardless of security restrictions inside your enterprise, you and the projects you are working on are probably being talked about online. There’s always been dialog between colleagues and friends – after work in the pub, on the phone, through personal emails.

May 20, 2008 by

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Topography, roadmaps and directions

Very few of us are fortunate enough to start with a clean slate when planning 2.0 business collaboration projects; depending on the size and age of your enterprise you are likely to be dealing with powerful existing and legacy systems and their associated processes and departments.

May 19, 2008 by

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Frenemies

Enterprises both large and small are psychologically complex places. Industrial and organizational psychologists are full of fascinating anecdotes about the ways the individual people that make up an enterprise organize themselves to hinder, help, block or share with one another.

May 15, 2008 by

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