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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Naming conventions for Oracle

It seems Jake Kuramoto is asking the nascent Oracle community to come up with names for it's new internal social computing service. Suggestions Jake likes include:* oracut (Like orkut, this one made me laugh.

August 14, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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The social network penny drops at Oracle

Courtesy of a link from Jake Kuramoto at Oracle, it seems the social networking bug has bitten inside Oracle:Oracle people desperately want to be connected to each other. We are an increasingly distributed 60,000 plus, and one of the top feature requests we’ve had is to mandate pictures.

August 12, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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Paying Google, but what about trust?

The announcement of new storage pricing by Google has certainly set off a flurry of chatter. Zoli Erdos doesn't think it's a rip off, while Larry Dignan is more than a little confused.

August 12, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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Gnomedex: not fit for purpose

One of the key questions that IT decision makers ask themselves: Is this software fit for purpose? Chris Pirillo's 'live' feed from Gnomedex doesn't pass that most basic of tests.

August 10, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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Will IBM compete with Facebook/Web 2.0?

Earlier today I had a fascinating Skype conversation with Luis Suarez, a knowledge management consultant with IBM. We were chewing the fat over topic du jour Facebook/Web 2.

August 10, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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Getting data OUT of Facebook

One of the ongoing criticisms of Facebook is the perception that you can't get data out. This goes down well with the open source crowd who love nothing better than a walled garden.

August 8, 2007 by Dennis Howlett

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