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.

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Facebook and the CIA

In a piece of carefully researched critique, Guardian Unlimited writer Tim Hodgkinson does a masterful job unpacking the politics of Facebook, implying that the company's backer's real agenda is the realization of the original American dream:Here at last is the Enlightenment state longed for since the Puritans of the 17th century sailed away to North America, a world where everyone is free to express themselves as they please, according to who is watching.

January 14, 2008 by Dennis Howlett

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More consolidation as Agresso closes in on CODA?

In a regulatory statement made on its website, UK enterprise financials vendor CODA today announced it has been approached by Agresso in what looks like a friendly takeover:Coda plc (“CODA” or the “Company”) announces that on 18 December 2007 it received an indicative approach from Unit 4 Agresso N.V.

January 13, 2008 by Dennis Howlett

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Did Scoble break EU law on Facebook?

I've been itching to get something written about Scoble's antics over on Facebook when he used the Plaxo script to scrape data as a way of pointing up what he believes is an issue around openness and data ownership. Way too much has been written but one aspect that was never surfaced was the question of legality.

January 8, 2008 by Dennis Howlett

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