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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Tim Bray on surviving the tough times

Tim Bray on surviving the tough times

Image via WikipediaTim Bray, director of web technologies at Sun Microsystems gave what I believe to be the most practical advice I've heard so far for those in startups looking forward. Speaking at FOWA, Tim's blunt view is that we are headed for tough times but that should not blind people to the downside.

October 11, 2008 by in Mobility

Infor's cloud and mobile strategies

Infor's cloud and mobile strategies

A week has passed since the opening keynotes at Inforum 2012. That's given me time to reflect on what happened, what we saw and digest what the company's cloud and mobile strategies mean for the market going forward.

April 30, 2012 by in Mobility

Mobile enterprise? you gotta be kidding!

Mobile enterprise? you gotta be kidding!

I have been surprised at how few substantial business applications were on display at the Mobile World Congress. While 'edge' cases like myself would like to believe mobile applications will take on significance, it seems the mobile phone industry is way behind the innovation curve.

February 12, 2008 by in Mobility

NetBooks plugs a big gap

NetBooks plugs a big gap

NetBooks, which has recently come out of private beta is filling the saas void in the 2-25 user market. According to an article in the North Bay Business Journal, that represents some 5.

November 29, 2007 by in Mobility

First MISO, then GISMO, next GOAT?

First MISO, then GISMO, next GOAT?

Awhile back my Irregular chums came up with MISO as the acronym to describe the main enterprise players of the time: Microsoft, IBM, SAP and Oracle. We also quipped that could change to include Google and so with a little creative thought we ended up with GISMO.

July 13, 2008 by in Mobility