Dennis Howlett

Contributor

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.

Latest from Dennis Howlett

Show search filters
Are class actions the cure for failure?

Are class actions the cure for failure?

EDS just got hammered for $46o million. Project failures never go away but is the Devil's Triangle analysis enough? In this case the answer is only a a partial yes. What else might work to mitigate the number of projects that are failing? Class action anyone?

June 9, 2010 by in Legal

Business ByDesign: to scale or not to scale?

Business ByDesign: to scale or not to scale?

As the soap opera that is SAP Business ByDesign rumbles on, I can't help but think of the opening lines in Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1:To be, or not to be: that is the question:Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;No more; and by a sleep to say we endThe heart-ache and the thousand natural shocksThat flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummationDevoutly to be wish'd.

July 20, 2009 by in Legal

SAP to announce Business Suite 7

SAP to announce Business Suite 7

Reuters India is reporting that tomorrow in New York, SAP will provide details of the latest iteration of its high end Business Suite - this time version 7. Some of the Irregulars are in NYC for the event so you can expect they'll have plenty to say on the topic:...

February 3, 2009 by in Legal