Oliver Marks

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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.

Oliver Marks professional work is defined by an objective viewpoint of the broad spectrum of vendors and options available to his clients and readers of this blog. Oliver provides an impartial perspective of vendors and is focused on contractual affiliation with end user clients in order to select appropriate solutions. As such he has no business relationships with the companies or services he recommends. The opinions, concepts and views put forward in this blog are solely those of Oliver Marks.

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Solar storms to peak in 2013

Solar storms to peak in 2013

The biggest solar storm on record in 1859 brought down US and European telegraph systems and lit up the world sky with Aurorae; a similar storm today would wreak havoc with power grids and fry delicate electronics. Your cloud infrastructure platforms are particularly vulnerable...

December 26, 2012 by in Mobility

Box.net Gets 48 million more to build enterprise platform

Box.net Gets 48 million more to build enterprise platform

Box.net got forty eight million dollars bigger today thanks to a Series D funding round led by Meritech Capital Partners, with new investment firms Andreessen-Horowitz and Emergence Capital Partners joining previous investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Scale Venture Partners and US Ventures Partners to help with Box’s growth as an enterprise cloud platform.

February 23, 2011 by in Mobility

Wikileaks: Collaboration vs Silos & Stovepipes

Wikileaks: Collaboration vs Silos & Stovepipes

I expect more than a few CIO's have reached for the Pepto Bismol after hearing the news about WikiLeaks releasing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables on the public internet, given how similar the situation is to their responsibilities for protecting data and information.

November 29, 2010 by in Mobility

MacBook Air First Impressions

MacBook Air First Impressions

My new MacBook Air has arrived, shipped from Shanghai on October 23rd after I ordered it post 'Apple Special Event' and arriving in San Francisco on the 27th.First impressions: as light as an empty ringbinder and impressively fast.

October 28, 2010 by in Mobility

Adobe Creative Suite 5: the Battle for your Eyeballs

Adobe Creative Suite 5: the Battle for your Eyeballs

Creative Suite 5, the latest compendium of creative and rich internet software from global creative workflow giant Adobe launches today.The various flavors and editions are comprised of various point products (with 250 new features) familiar to creative professionals, and Adobe as a highly creative company have done their usual stellar job of laying out all the features on their sites.

April 11, 2010 by in Mobility

I Want My Free Broadband Video

I Want My Free Broadband Video

The internet's inner workings are a mysterious thing to most people, even to most of the coffee shop geeksperts who ponder the implications of each new free cloud app that is presented for their approval on their laptops as they enjoy their morning latte.The underlying plumbing isn't sexy - it's just there and works like the coffee shop restroom, and if it stops working that's a big #fail and people should be publicly chastised online: that's the power of the social internet.

March 9, 2010 by in Mobility

There's Nothing Fashionable About a Car Crash...

There's Nothing Fashionable About a Car Crash...

With the current enthusiasm for 'real time web' in some circles, where some chose to notify the world of their every move - from geo location to their lunch choice to music currently being listened to - applications like the 'Type n Walk' iPhone application demoed above are godsend.

January 8, 2010 by in Mobility