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

Intelligent search with Attivio

 As much as people talk about information relevance in search, it's not much good unless tied to an activity. Attivio is seeking to solve this problem with its Active Intelligence Engine.

April 30, 2008 by Dennis Howlett


Zoho's pivot and macro capabilities: tipping point?

Today's addition of VB Macro and pivot table support to Zoho Sheets is possibly the most important step forward for the Zoho suite of business applications.These two capabilities are top of list for keeping Microsoft Office customers loyal.

April 28, 2008 by Dennis Howlett


Zoho's Chinese bet

Zoho today announced it has entered a white label distribution deal with Baihui for distribution of its applications in China. Today, the deal includes Writer, Sheet, Show and CRM under Baihui's branding.

April 24, 2008 by Dennis Howlett

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SalesView from InsideView: feature or product?

 I've had several conversations with InsideView in an effort to understand how its recently released SalesView product fits into the scheme of enterprise applications. Described as leveraging the convergence between social media and enterprise applications, SalesView is designed to provide sales people with fine grained information about prospects.

April 21, 2008 by Dennis Howlett


SocialText moves the collaboration goalposts

 I caught up with Ross Mayfield, president of SocialText today to discuss its new products, SocialText Dashboard and SocialText People. Ross believes that wikis are the foundation for collaboration within the enterprise and that Dashboard and People represent the next iteration in the way people will work.

April 17, 2008 by Dennis Howlett


Coghead Gallery signals new opportunities for developers

Paul McNamara, Coghead's CEO briefed Phil Wainewright and I the other day about today's announcement of the Coghead Gallery. While the concept of code exchange has been around for a while, to date there's not been an efficient way for the small development shop to discover code it might wish to re-use in larger applications or distribute.

April 15, 2008 by Dennis Howlett