A trip to South Africa was an eye opener. Here's why.
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.
Taking time out to refresh has brought a new perspective and shock at how dumb some organisations really are.
It's been a busy year for SAP. What do I make of it?
Time to start thinking about a few realities.
Mike Lynch, former CEO Autonomy fires back at HP on allegations of financial misconduct. In the process, he raises more questions about HPs ability to manage acquisitions.
Cowen & Co's assessment of SAP maintenance revenues may be a tad presumptive but there is not mistaking the mood of customers
The claimed financial shenanigans at Autonomy in the lead up to HP's botched acquisition should serve as lessons to us all.
Changes in direction for SAP's Finance OnDemand mean it is a much more viable solution than was the case earlier in the year. Here is how and why.
Managing video storage while on the road is a nightmare. The Drobo Mini might be just the ticket. To get the best, you must have a plan for back up and storage that works for you.
Investors express concern that Google's SQL database play will impact Oracle's ability to grow its database business. IBM and SAP may also feel the effects.
Against the backdrop of a soggy and strike ridden Spain, will SAP manage to lift our spirits or will it dismay with more of the same at its upcoming SAPPHIRE Now?
Analysts attending Workday Rising 2012 broadly give the company a thumbs up. There's plenty to note but what strikes me is the nuance that's getting us all fired up.
Workday's 'mobile first' theme continues only this time its analytics that's getting the Big Data treatment. And yes, the have Windows 8 mobile UI in their labs. Looking forward, the company is committed to building a recruitment app.
Big Data is the latest fashionista buzz expression hitting enterprise buyers. But is it new and does it matter? I sense we're focusing on the wrong things.
While armchair analysts bloviate over the impact of Galaxy Note 2 on its competitors I got my hands on one. I like it - a lot.