Kevin Mitnicks' exciting 'Ghost in the Wires' book is fundamentally a memoir of solo social engineering capers; is the modern 'social' web vulnerable to the few controlling the many in the style of the East German STASI?
Real world collaboration strategies and tactics for enterprises.
With extensive senior management practical experience in international enterprise collaboration, Oliver previously managed the Sony PlayStation 'WorldWide Studios' collaboration extranet, 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.
Enterprises often appear to be like rocks - never changing. The pace of global change socially & technologically is increasingly catching out sedentary firms who fail to evolve, but what are their options?
Enterprise leadership is often out of touch with innovation, collaborative processes and the levers for success: 'Car Guys vs Bean Counters - The battle for the soul of American Business' by Bob Lutz encapsulates much of what is wrong
Salesforce exhibit marketing & presentation genius on a par with Apple to roll out new products across the global internet; pragmatic challenges in planning and realizing your needs are sometimes underestimated during roll out after digesting the dream
Unlocking information from elderly IT silos is essential to realize the benefits of modern technologies; CIMTrek show how to quickly extract content from Domino & Notes applications
Salesforce tour de force in providing digital tools at Dreamforce is a great way to learn how to get the most out of all conferences and events
Don't overlook the value of Autonomy and its competitors to help make sense of unstructured data at scale as HP struggles to remain relevant.
Establishing true location is getting harder across multiple 'presence' red herrings in online applications
Digital tools of choice in a world where our social fabric is rapidly changing can be used to market jeans or orchestrate looting.
Regardless of improvements in collaboration software, the real business challenge is in identifying who takes responsibilities for collaboration, overcoming internal political agendas & driving new working methods
Like accountancy software and spreadsheets, HR Technology has been around as long as business computing. Recruiting, payroll, tracking work time, performance appraisals, employee benefits administration, managing training and learning and performance reviews and records...
The conventional wisdom about personally leveraging the 'social' web has been the idea that promoting your attributes and sharing ideas will make you more visible online, and therefore attract more business success or job offers.
Google's pivot from search to social technologies occurred last week and my early impressions of their new service Google+ are very positive, particularly around their efforts on allowing you to group your contacts. The giant global advertising company have many years experience analyzing your search and email history, and often display eerily accurate recommendations contextually based on your past online activities and threads.
The Enterprise 2.0 Conference moved venue this year to the huge Hynes Conference Center in the heart of Boston, as befits the central role the movement's thinking and technologies is now playing in the enterprise world, particularly in marketing messaging.
On the eve of the main Boston Enterprise 2.0 Conference, it's worth taking a look at the state of the enterprise.