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.

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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Trust: the Satyam Partnering Disaster

Trust: the Satyam Partnering Disaster

The images above, taken from Satyam's website, are now worthy of the fail blog.The shock waves rippling through the markets following Satyam's chairman and co-founder Ramalinga Raju's admissions of accounting fraud are world news, being dubbed 'India's Enron'.

January 8, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

DreamForce clouds deluge San Francisco

DreamForce clouds deluge San Francisco

Rock legend Neil Young surprised and delighted the audience at SalesForce's DreamForce conference today by having his electric and natural gas powered 1959 Lincoln Continental Mk IV convertible driven onto the stage (silent and beautiful) as the clouds above San Francisco unleashed intermittent torrential rain.Marc Benioff had previously made major keynote announcements, first introducing 'Sites', a new capability of the Force.

November 3, 2008 by in Enterprise Software