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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TIBCO hits skids on weak financial service markets

TIBCO has hit the skids as its 26 per cent revenue trading exposure to weakening financial services markets led to a squeeze on deal closures in the latest quarter. Details of TIBCOs miss suggest that revenue is expected to come up short in the range of $3-9 million with license revenue hit $8-9 million.

September 6, 2007 by Dennis Howlett


Facebook just scared me

When Dan Farber pinged me about the Digital Bill of Rights, I was a tad dismissive. Stuff like that usually leaves me cold - I guess it comes from years of working alongside lawyers who could fry any sane person's brains with their mental gymnastics.

September 5, 2007 by Dennis Howlett


Disrupting the business SAP style

Larry Dignan has the latest update in the never-ending A1S saga but leaves some lingering questions:In the mid-market there will likely be “rental models” that resemble traditional leasing arrangements with customers. These models aren’t new, but are rare today.

September 5, 2007 by Dennis Howlett


ERP's armageddon

Fellow Irregular Brian Sommer has penned a detailed assessment of the potential impact Workday could have on the ERP industry. Entitled: Workday = New Day for ERP?

August 29, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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Google's inconsistent service policies

Josh Greenbaum asserts:Google is the new evil empire – but now I really am beginning to believe it. I know that user agreements are typically ignored by most users, but anyone in the corporate world who ignores this risks seeing their IP in a Google marketing campaign, or worse.

August 28, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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More Facebook app ideas for business

JP Rangaswami has been opining on ways in which Facebook could open up to business applications. JP's a smart and deep thinker but I'm not sure these all work out the way he imagines.

August 27, 2007 by Dennis Howlett


Robert Scoble's applecart

'Google doesn't understand social behavior' is the premise upon which Robert Scoble developed his ideas about how Mahalo, Facebook and Techmeme will trounce Google over time. I'm no more convinced than most of those who are cited on Techmeme except in one area I regard as a green field - business.

August 27, 2007 by Dennis Howlett


Google Apps: hired or fired?

While Josh Greenbaum offers robust support to Mary Jo Foley over her review of the Burton Group Report: “Google Apps in the Enterprise: A Promotion-Enhancing or Career-Limiting Move for Enterprise Architects?” I'm torn.

August 25, 2007 by Dennis Howlett