Oliver Marks

Oliver Marks consults and advises with on international digital business strategy, 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. 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.

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Evaluating Zoho at GE

Evaluating Zoho at GE

Since Dr Sukh Grewal was kind enough to speak at the Office 2.0 conference earlier this month there has been much discussion of the mature large scale GE collaboration environment 'supportcentral'.

September 22, 2008 by in Innovation

Misinformation travels fast

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 in Collaboration

Profiting from Contagion

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 in CXO

Next Generation Cost Effective IT Infrastructure

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 in Social Enterprise

A Myriad of Microblogging Options...

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 in Developer

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

'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 in CXO

The Perils of Showboating

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 in Collaboration

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