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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Google Buzzfail

Quick - how do you tell when someone's sucking too much Kool-Aid? Answer: When they take an almost entirely positive view of a technology and miss something that is less than bleeding obvious but still a showstopper.

February 11, 2010 by in Collaboration

Gartner acquiring Burton: the podcast

Gartner acquiring Burton: the podcast

Earlier today I was part of a panel that discussed Gartner's acquisition of the Burton Group. The other participants were:Jonathan Yarmis - Research Fellow Ovum and ex-Gartner/AMRNaomi Higgins - Analyst Relations EMEA, MicrosoftJonny Bentwood - Head of Edelman's AR practice and author of the Technobabble blog/analyst listIt should be no surprise that Jonathan takes a contrarian view, wondering whether this truly represents a furtherance of Gartner's reach into the IT community.

January 6, 2010 by in Collaboration

Enterprise 2.0: now we're talking

Enterprise 2.0: now we're talking

The software industry is littered with the bodies of failure that have cost businesses billions. There is no reason to believe that Enterprise 2.0 -- which pre-supposes a technology solution to an ill-defined or non-existent problem -- is any different.

November 8, 2009 by in Collaboration