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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SAP's A1S pricing is the key

As Salesforce rebrands Apex and consolidates a bunch of other stuff to Force.com, SAP is gearing up for its A1S global launch here in New York tomorrow.

September 18, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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Appexchange a bust?

Just as Salesforce.com girds itself for Dreamforce, the Enterprise Irregulars - or rather Jeff Nolan - posed the question: "Is Appexchange a bust?

September 15, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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Social computing and product lifecycle management

The blogs are full of praise for soon to be minted Forrester analyst Jeremiah Owyang's thought piece about applying social computing to product lifecycle management. While I like the generality of Jeremiah's argument, I'm nervous about applying the ideas in a number of markets.

September 13, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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SAP's vox populi

Marilyn Pratt who runs SAP's business process expert section on the SAP developer network sent me a link to a video initiative SAP is trying out for its upcoming TechEd event in Las Vegas:We know that our SAP Community Network has very passionate members. Some see video as the potential for equal opportunity expression: vox populi.

September 13, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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Cap Gemini's GAPEing void play: hit or miss?

Following the announcement of the Google and Cap Gemini tie up, Mike Krigsman, Vinnie Mirchandani, Phil Wainewright and I peppered Steve Jones Cap Gemini's head of SOA, and Michael Donner, VP, Global Head, Demand Generation – Outsourcing Services with questions about the deal. While each of us has our own agenda, we were left with more questions than answers.

September 11, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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Enterprise software marketing: time for a rethink

It's always nice to see two representatives from the same company writing independently of one another yet looking for much the same answer. In this instance I'm referring to SAPpers and fellow Irregulars Charles Zedlewski and Thomas Otter.

September 10, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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Steve Jobs smart credit move

When Steve Jobs yesterday told early iPhone buyers the equivalent of 'tough luck,' I like many others was pretty ticked off. On my personal blog, I said:Regardless of Apple’s economic gymnastics, I suspect it could be in for a rough ride in the coming weeks.

September 6, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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