Latest from Oliver Marks
It's been a difficult Easter for online computing services: The Amazon EC2 service failed and Sony's Playstation network was out of service over the important holiday break and continues to be down as I write this.Much has been written about these failures already, with plenty of debate particularly from those who doubt cloud computing's credibility.
Cisco's network gets a tune up
Cisco CEO John Chambers has been bold in his experimentation with “co-ordinate and cultivate” over “command and control” at the helm of the forty billion dollar global behemoth over the last several years, as I have previously written here.Where Chambers is taking the Cisco Network next was the subject of an internal email (now made public by Cisco) which has been widely reported in the financial press and has subsequently seen Cisco's stock climb.
Generation 'Y do I have to do it like that?'
Working with international company workforces I'm often struck by the sheer diversity of individuals across cultures, age groups and skill sets who are confident in their ability to communicate and collaborate well. There seems to be a personality type that has a huge appetite for learning and using ever more frequent waves of new technology developments that is independent of any particular demographic, and who are eager to participate in group activities online or off.
Demilitarizing Collaboration: Designing Rules of Engagement
The reality of working with companies to help unlock the value of collaboration is that you are typically working behind their firewalls, unable to connect with the outside world. I've just spent a great deal of time last week working in Europe in the locked down environments of global companies, talking to various constituents exploring how and where collaborative strategies will add value to their international business cultures.
Your Social Life and Business Life: The Trust Issue
Most people outside the tech bubble go to work in order to make money in order to put a roof over their head and fund their personal social life - they work to live, not live to work...leave their cube on Friday, and flip their brain into social mode until Monday morning.
Why 'Free Conference Calls' are like Russian Roulette
When you're calling your important prospect with a free conference call number, you probably don't realize the increasing chances of getting a number unobtainable message like this as digital telco disruption escalates.Conference calls are a vital part of collaboration, with millions participating in remote meetings by telephone.
Apple founder Steve Wozniak interview, answers your Tweeted questions
At the San Francisco Social Networking Conference today, Steve Wozniak, Apple co founder and personal computer legend, shared some fascinating insights into the modern world of social networking and mobile phones.I was able to organize a one on one interview with Steve (thanks Marc Lesnick & Mark Brookes!