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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Online No One Knows You're an Expert...

Online No One Knows You're an Expert...

The always insightful JP Rangaswami ruminates around the internet 'knowledge is power' philosophical conundrum in his latest post.Fundamentally the web makes experts “dumb” by reducing the privileged nature of their expertise, posits JP.

August 22, 2010 by in Innovation

Are SaaS Stocks Overvalued?

Are SaaS Stocks Overvalued?

This is a guest post by Bernard Lunn of SaaS Insights Report who has produced a fascinating report analyzing public & private SaaS Ventures to reveal the metrics & trends that drive their performance and valuation.

February 24, 2010 by in Innovation

Morning on cloud planet

Morning on cloud planet

Cloud thinking is everywhere this spring with diminishing fear factor and business advantages being seriously considered. As this new era of enterprise technology gains momentum, fluffy conceptualizing needs to be replaced with more pragmatic thinking if challenger momentum is to gain weight and heft

March 21, 2012 by in Innovation

It's the people, stupid

It's the people, stupid

There's plenty of great online and mobile technology available across a wide range of price points for small & medium businesses right up to global enterprises, but none of them will be of much use without successfully motivating your prospective participants to start interacting through these channels

March 2, 2012 by in Innovation

'Open Enterprise 2009' Winners One Year On

'Open Enterprise 2009' Winners One Year On

Stowe Boyd and I awarded the 'Open Enterprise 2009' award to Booz Allan Hamilton for their 'Hello' environment at the Boston Enterprise 2.0 Conference a year ago, and I caught up with Megan Murray of the BAH team one year on to see how their environment was progressing at this year's Boston event.

July 6, 2010 by in Innovation

Sorry, the Help Desk Doesn't Cover That.

Sorry, the Help Desk Doesn't Cover That.

Dion Hinchcliffe has another good post up, this time on Cloud vs open source: there's a third dimension I'd like to expand on, and that's user support.After all the strategic planning is done, the plumbing hooked up and sawdust swept up, the doors of new environments are opened up for the users.

June 14, 2009 by in Innovation

The Semantic Enterprise

The Semantic Enterprise

The video above by Manu Sporny of Digital Bazaar provides a clear and simple overview of the semantic web for 'newbies', explaining the limitations of the internet in its current incarnation and the potential of next generation intelligent agent machines to help us find information.While the greater semantic web shows great promise, it is going to be an immensely complex process linking up all content on the entire internet as it continues to grow - effectively tagging everything online.

January 4, 2009 by in Innovation

Enterprise 2.0 Conference notebook

Enterprise 2.0 Conference notebook

Ironically this week has probably been my most offline in months - Sprint failed the brand new Westin Hotel in Boston disastrously with terrible or non existent wifi service. It was a real shame because Jive Software had an instance of Clearspace for the conference attendee community and there was a terrific back channel for each session sadly only usable by those with a connection.

June 12, 2008 by in Innovation