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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Cisco Releasing Sophisticated Collaboration Framework to Accelerate Your Business Value

Cisco Releasing Sophisticated Collaboration Framework to Accelerate Your Business Value

Cisco are releasing a 58 page report which details their 900 percent return on investment in collaboration and social networking and which details how they have successfully increased productivity, innovation and growth.The Report, 'Creating a Collaborative Enterprise: a Guide to Accelerating Business Value with a Collaboration Framework', shows how their best practices saved them US$691 million and increased productivity 4.

June 18, 2009 by in Cisco

Cisco's Brave New World

Cisco's Brave New World

An intriguing and very well written article in this week's Economist documents Cisco CEO John Chamber's ambitious plans to conquer 30 new areas of business:...From “virtual health care” to “cloud computing” and “safety and security” to “routers in space”, the company is tackling more than 30 “market adjacencies”, as new areas of growth are called in the corporate argot.

August 30, 2009 by in Cisco

Cisco CTO's 5 Predictions for the Future of Collaboration

Cisco CTO's 5 Predictions for the Future of Collaboration

Padmasree Warrior is, to quote her biography on their company blog "Cisco Systems’ Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, she is responsible for helping drive the company’s technological innovations and strategy, and works closely with its senior executive team and board of directors to align these efforts with Cisco’s corporate goals.

April 25, 2009 by in Cisco

From Command & Control to Collaboration & Teamwork

From Command & Control to Collaboration & Teamwork

Cisco's John Chambers explains their approachI think this is a wonderfully succinct interview with Cisco CEO John Chambers by Harvard Business School Publishing, which is well worth 6.5 minutes of your life if you're interested in modern 'lead from the middle or behind' management strategy.

February 9, 2009 by in Cisco