Dennis Howlett

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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.

Dennis Howlett is committed to maintaining the independent and opinionated stance that his writings are well known for and does not enter into contracts that would limit his freedom of expression in any way. However it is important in the interests of full disclosure to inform readers of those relationships so they can form their own judgment. This page therefore lists all Dennis Howlett's current business relationships. Dennis's consulting arrangements occasionally bring him into direct or indirect business relationships with some of the companies about which he writes, and/or their competitors. Where such a relationship exists, it is disclosed at the end of any article that references the company concerned. Dennis owns AccMan, an independently produced blog covering the professional services market, primarily focused on Europe. It is currently sponsored by selected TextLink Ads and named sponsors in the 'Sponsored Content' block. Dennis maintains relationships with a range of end user organizations and in all cases is subject to non-disclosure agreement. He has no current 'paid for' relationships with ITC vendors except as disclosed above although certain vendors comp travel and expenses claims. For the benefit of doubt, T&E reimbursement is a common practice among European-based writers. It is often the only way we can attend important events. Even so, it doesn't impact our analysis of what vendors have to say. If you believe otherwise then feel free to ignore what is written here. Except as mentioned above, Dennis has no other investments in any company. This page last updated 2nd October, 2012.

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Oracle to H-P: stop abusing the judicial process

Oracle to H-P: stop abusing the judicial process

Oracle has filed a motion (PDF download) opposing H-P's request to seal records. It starts:"This case is an abuse of the judicial process—a publicity stunt in a broader campaign to lay the blame on Oracle for the disruption that will occur when HP’s Itanium-based server business inevitably comes to an end.

June 30, 2011 by in Hardware

TUCON and SAPPHIRE: a tale of two conferences

TUCON and SAPPHIRE: a tale of two conferences

Next week I will attend TUCON, TIBCO's annual customer event. It is some time since I attended this event but I have fond memories of Vivek Ranadive, TIBCO's CEO doing a quiet 15 minute pitch and then getting out the way for a steady stream of unscripted customers.

May 5, 2010 by in Hardware

Future ERP

Future ERP

Brian Sommer's provocative post that juxtaposes SAP's technology thinking around the 'old' and 'new' worlds provides insights into something SAP was talking about last year - the two speed world of ERP. At the back end there is still plenty to do, hardening applications, winkling out recurring bugs and fine tuning.

October 19, 2009 by in Hardware

The case of the missing iPhone 3GS's

The case of the missing iPhone 3GS's

When I finally filled my iPod Touch 16GB and realized that I really do like a lot of the iPhone apps, it was time to bid my Nokia N96 (which has been a problem child) goodbye and go straight for the top: an iPhone 32GB.I'd not heard any recent reports of shortages although WSJ blogs had reported shortages back in July.

October 11, 2009 by in Hardware