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Dennis Howlett analyzing the issues faced by senior business practitioners who work with enterprise software.
Dennis Howlett has been providing comment and analysis on enterprise software since 1991 in a variety of European trade and professional journals including CFO Magazine, The Economist and Information Week. Today, apart from being a full time blogger on innovation for professional services organisations, he is a founding member of Enterprise Irregulars and an investor in a European start-up. Prior to, Dennis was technology and tax partner in a British firm of Chartered Accountants for 10 years. Prior to that held various senior finance roles across a broad range of industries.
Accounting on the cloud has the power to transform business. Think that's nuts? Check this story about WOW.
Although long anticipated, it is surprising that SAP is choosing to raise prices for Standard Support at this point in the cycle. What's the impact and on whom?
Marketing and PR often measures useless things. Can you imagine the train wreck if they get control of large pieces of IT budgets?
BlackBerry has largely been written off as too late to the next-gen mobile party. Is it that simple? I don't think so.
When Marc Andreessen speaks, Silicon Valley takes notice. There are good lessons for enterprise generally but will they listen?
John Appleby has been checking out access to resources in database developer environments. He reckons Force.com stands head and shoulders above Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Workday, IBM and SAP. Here are his conclusions.
Part 1 was about describing the problem and suggesting current analysis has been inadequate. This second part explores root cause issues and a possible solution. It won't be easy.
As the hype cycle turns, social is coming under scrutiny. Has the folly of the past finally started to catch up with the vendors or is the issue far deeper?
Morgan Stanley's CIO survey suggests a weakening outlook in 2013. Is this a 2012 hangover or representative of deeper issues?
Rimini Street blew out its last quarter's numbers. The minnow is growing and it can only be a matter of time before it really starts to hurt the incumbents.
SAP is talking up its numbers and projected growth. But first it has to get profitability back on track.
Many people think business intelligence will be big in 2013. Ever it has been so. This time though I sense the big boys will be in for a nasty shock.
The much rumored privatization of Dell could be a good thing for everyone. Here's why.
SAP BusinessSuite on HANA should be something to get excited about. Opinion is polarized on this and rightly so as SAP both hit and missed.