Designing quality business strategy that realizes the power of modern technologies requires alignment with traditional business values; the siren song of projected futurism can look embarrassingly naive in hindsight
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.
Collective business collaboration is very different to our individual digital interaction choices: how do we leverage past generations of training technologies to align with new opportunities to define and formalize the best ways to work together, and which CxO group should be responsible for this, or should this be a cross enterprise initiative?
We're in for more cloud/SaaS merger and acquisitions this year. Will continued innovation triumph over old guard purchase integrations? And do the customers and prospects care as much as the financial markets think they do?
Alfresco create cloud and mobile offerings to augment their core standards based enterprise content management competencies
Your on the job contributions in collaborative environments are much more protected than elsewhere digitally, but getting credit for ideas is critical to continued use pattterns
In this era of multiple channels of communication, collecting your personal thoughts and ideas in one place is increasingly useful
Investing in long lasting, good quality ergonomic work furniture costs about the same as a new computer, but isn't as seductive as a new Apple laptop despite many great design attributes. (...I bought an expensive new office chair and am justifying it to myself!)
The W3C are getting more involved with defining standards around 'social business' - this is a very good thing IMO
A startlingly unhelpful TV commercial manages to both undermine Blackberry's enterprise credibility while apparently encouraging personal activities on company time
Clay Johnson makes a case for conscious information consumption in his new book, drawing analogies with our food habits and options. We are in danger of being drowned in information; strategies for finding the value amongst all the crud have never been more important
Financial market sentiment around Jive's growth prospects will now play an increasingly important role in the broader space they have come from. The big leagues are crowded and finding space to grow as a platform will be challenging but possible
Legacy application complexity coupled with next generation connected business needs is hugely challenging for large enterprise software companies. The SAP SuccessFactors purchase may signal a new approach to melding old with new
It takes hard work to create simplicity: unless IT security is allowed to move with the rapidly changing times to enable greater efficiencies, outmoded and sometimes irrelevant rules will hamstring enterprises. Relevant, informed governance is mission critical for effective collaboration...
Despite the apparent pace of urgent change proposed by hi tech company marketing, enterprises are more circumspect in identifying their best paths forward to achieve their goals. Never mistake a clear view for a short distance...
The global black market economy is estimated at around 10 trillion a year, easily making it the second-largest economy on Earth, rivaling the United States in size. Where does the 'informal' economy end and the black market begin, and how do we foster ingenuity in formal business collaboration without crossing criminal lines?
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