What does the cloud consultancy look like and how does it differ from the on-premise world. It has huge implications for implementation methods and cost.
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.
Can anyone turn around HP or is it all looking a bit like too little too late?
Is SAP/Ariba a done deal? SAP thinks so but this hasn't washed through yet. What might happen? More to the point, where does this leave SAP at a time of transition?
Salesforce.com does well at home but does it get the same attention overseas? If London is a benchmark then the answer is a resounding 'yes.'
Vinnie Mirchandani has been giving enterprise vendors a tough time the last year. It has had me scratching my head to provide a cogent response. Here's my first effort.
SAP has made its HANA developer license free to all comers. This is important at multiple levels, not least because it opens the door to extreme applications.
SAP Busines ByDesign enters a new chapter in its history. One that sees changes but not retirement.
Many colleagues had been looking forward to hearing Lars Dalgaard articulate SAP's cloud story. Most I know came away with puzzled looks. If there is a plan, it makes no sense to me at multiple levels
NetSuite takes another step in expanding its ecosystem. This time it's at the expense of Sage.
Day 1 at SAPPHIRE Now was one of little news but a lot of comforting of the user base. Here's how SAP achieved that goal.
What will we hear on the SAP/SuccessFactors front at SAPPHIRENow next week? We don't know but all the talk feels tactical and not visionary. Here's an alternative take on what they might easily miss.
What will customers, analysts, developer and others need to hear at SAPPHIRE? Here are some broad strokes.
Round two in the war of words between Oracle and SAP is underway. This time we're trading facts and FUD.
A week has passed since the opening keynotes at Inforum 2012. That's given me time to reflect on what happened, what we saw and digest what the company's cloud and mobile strategies mean for the market going forward.
G-Drive comes with Google's standard and blanket TOS. But why are so many people bleating about this without seemingly understanding what is involved? Put up and shut up I say.