Dennis Howlett

Dennis Howlett is a 40 year veteran in enterprise IT, working with companies large and small across many industries. He endeavors to inform buyers in a no-nonsense manner and spares no vendor that comes under his microscope.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

Latest Posts

Controlling mobile costs with MobilityCentral

If there's one thing that irks most of my Irregular colleagues, it's getting hit up for long distance and roaming charges. The mobile operators offer a bewildering array of plans but it is all too easy for staffers to run up charges they didn't know about or, in extreme cases, were just too careless to control.

April 1, 2008 by Dennis Howlett


Swarming around in HiveLive

Does anyone need another enterprise collaboration tool for helping get closer to the customer? How about if you had a collection of tools in one space that are people centric rather than task or functionally bound?

March 31, 2008 by Dennis Howlett

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Zoho releases invoicing service (sort of)

Zoho has released an invoicing service as its first step into making its fast growing suite of SMB productivity services a truly useful collection of business applications. I should warn readers that this is not a production release which was originally scheduled for April 8th but a work in progress.

March 27, 2008 by Dennis Howlett


Can Eluma break Nielsen's 1/9/90 rule? Try it and decide

It's not often I see a product or service that comes directly from the consumer focusing side of the development house and then positions itself as a business productivity tool but that's exactly what Eluma is trying to do.Originally conceived as a tool to assist brand stickiness in version one, Eluma has taken the concept of creating collections of information found on the web and putting it onto the desktop for business use.

March 26, 2008 by Dennis Howlett

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Taming Ruby on Rails with FiveRuns

According to Gartner, the number of Ruby On Rails developers will grow to some 4 million by 2013. While many of these will be hobbyists, Gartner believes the largest area of growth will be inside the firewall.

March 18, 2008 by Dennis Howlett


Veodia ups the video ante

Veodia, a two year old, venture backed narrowcast video play has taken a further step forward in helping proliferate its technology with the release of a Flash based widget that uses the MPEG-4/h.264 standard.

March 18, 2008 by Dennis Howlett


Qik and the Space Shuttle Endeavour launch

In this article, I compare streamed video using an Nokia N95 and Qik with video shot on an Exilim EX-277. The difference in results is startling. Is streaming video up to the task?

March 10, 2008 by Dennis Howlett


Wetpaint goes social

Wetpaint has added a slew of social networking features to its drop dead easy to use wiki. Amont the new features are:Friends Network: Wetpaint users can now connect with one another through friend invitationsCustom Member Profiles: Each site can have its own custom profile templates for members to share interests and information with the community.

March 9, 2008 by Dennis Howlett