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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NetSuite to crack the cloud channel?

NetSuite to crack the cloud channel?

In what otherwise might be regarded as an innocuous announcement, NetSuite has entered into a partnership with Hein & Associates. It means Hein's "professional consultants will deliver sophisticated, vertically focused solutions for needs ranging from tax and financial reporting to growth plan development.

February 3, 2010 by in Innovation

Does it blend? Zoho and Google

Does it blend? Zoho and Google

The announcement earlier today that Zoho has added an import capability for those using GoogleDocs to its Writer apps is great news. It is something I asked for a short while ago and is an excellent example of how an agile cloud computing vendor can respond to a need when everyone else is offering open APIs.

May 28, 2008 by in Innovation

Spigit mashes up social software to reveal innovation

Spigit mashes up social software to reveal innovation

Take the idea of community, sprinkle liberally with process, add a dash of prediction market thinking and a soupcon of reputation analysis, stir gently without too much mashing and you have InnovationSpigit.I really like this idea because it solves one of the main problems facing large organizations attempting to figure which are the best ideas to take forward.

April 30, 2008 by in Innovation

Lawson success but no saas here

Lawson success but no saas here

It didn't escape my Irregular colleagues' attention that Harry Debes, Lawson CEO went on a tear about the viability of the saas model.Anshu Sharma chose not to comment in public but I leave it to astute observers to detect the steam coming out of his ears.

August 31, 2008 by in Innovation