Persistent problems with iMac wifi is driving a lot of people nuts. Is there a solution in sight? It doesn't look like it.
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.
Ever read a book that annoys, inspires, frightens and compels you to rethink what you thought you knew? The New Technology Elite does that - it you allow it.
UNIT4, a company you've likely never heard of is changing the way it does business. Customers are delighted and they have a solid third party business analytics solutions strategy. This is one to watch.
Is it just cost advantage that drives tech companies to China? It is a fraction of the whole story.
Q4 2011 was another record year for NetSuite. What does 2012 look like? if the company delivers on its forecast then NetSuite will be nudging $300 million in revenue
How may people really understand what SAP is doing with HANA? Probably a lot more than we might give credit. But technology is not the story here. It's about the business.
SAP's 2012 outlook is extraordinarily bullish when set against a tough economic outlook. What do they know that others seem to be missing? It's more about what they are doing.
Social business has been a tough sale. How about problem solving? If that's of interest then the latest version of tibbr might be interesting.
Wintel are on the cusp of seeing their business models disrupted. Can they survive and thrive or are we looking at a fresh chapter in Microsoft and Intel's history - one that sees their role diminished?
It will be no surprise Gartner is reporting that CIO's believe their 2012 IT budgets will be flat. What's interesting is the way in which top business priorities match topics du jour.
Were SAP's Q4 2011 results as good as the company said? The devil is in the detail but there are plenty of questions to be asked today.
Rimini Street does it again, blowing out all previous records. It now has a bulging $400 million sales backlog.
I imagine many colleagues reading that title will gasp. Stick with me.
Infor is benefiting from the freeing up of IT budgets, closing out the calendar year strongly.
While not quite a prediction, I think 2012 will be something of a watershed year for the mega vendors. It's all about the business model.