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About Den Howlett

Den Howlett

Den Howlett

Dennis Howlett has been taking the buyer's perspective in analysing application vendor offerings for more than 22 years following a 20 year successful career in IT and finance related roles. 'Never knowingly under opinionated,' Howlett takes strong positions in the interests of getting to the truth of what drives customer value.

Posts By Den Howlett

SAP Q1 2014: on-prem slide continues, cloud jumps. Where’s HANA? mobile?

April 16, 2014 | SAP closed out Q1 2014 in better shape than some were thinking. But,it is far from plain sailing. Read more [...]

Rimini Street transforms to innovation enabler

April 16, 2014 | Rimini Street is no longer just a cost saver. It is a full stack innovation enabler. Here's why. Read more [...]

The SAP Fiori or Freeori discussion heats up

April 15, 2014 | | 10 Comments SAP user groups are flexing their muscles on the topic of whether Fiori should be part of maintenance. Read more [...]

Oracle Fusion – Debra Lilley’s perspective

April 14, 2014 | Seasoned Oracle consultant Debra Lilley provides her perspective on Fusion applications and Oracle's cloud efforts. It's all looking good. Read more [...]

Heartbleed for enterprise: an issue of unknown import

April 13, 2014 | Heartbleed in the enterprise may not be a big deal but silence does not mean all is well. Read more [...]

Dropbox Harmony – offence or defence?

April 10, 2014 | Is Dropbox Harmony an offensive move   to consolidate its enterprise position or a defensive move against Box? Read more [...]

Marketo customer results and the future of customization

April 10, 2014 | | One Comment Customers speak about success while Jon Miller, co-founder Marketo discusses the future of customization Read more [...]

CE survey points to cooling off in CRM investments

April 7, 2014 | Results from a Computer Economics survey suggests a significant cooling off in CRM investments. However, satisfaction remains high. Read more [...]

Inteva finds value in cloud manufacturing ERP

April 7, 2014 | Inteva switched from SAP to Plex. Learn what happened and about the benefits derived Read more [...]

Xero blows out FY 2014 with 83% growth

April 3, 2014 | Xero seems to be firing on all cylinders but losses widen and cash is being burned at a fast clip. That's not bothering the markets. Read more [...]

SAP and Salesforce to duke it out in vertical markets?

April 3, 2014 | | 12 Comments Salesforce is going after vertical markets. Enough to overtake SAP?  I doubt it will happen anytime soon. Read more [...]

Inertia – innovation’s worst enemy

April 3, 2014 | No decision is a plague for all cloud players and innovation in general. What's going on and what do potential customers want to hear? Read more [...]

Robo Neo on SAP HANA, HfS robo-analysts and automated PR

April 1, 2014 | | One Comment Robots seem to be everywhere. Here are three examples of current thinking around automation. Read more [...]

KPMG taps Xero for UK market growth

March 30, 2014 | KPMG and Xero announce a strategic partnership that sees KPMG attack the SME market.  Does it makes sense? Yes, but only if KPMG can get the math right. Read more [...]

Weekend rant: the tyranny of Silicon Valley ageism

March 30, 2014 | | 5 Comments Ageism among Silicon Valley VCs will surely stifle innovation right at the time when it is most needed. It's a sure sign of dysfunction. Read more [...]

Xero: looks matter but they’re not enough

March 28, 2014 | | 6 Comments Lawyerist takes a hard look at Xero and comes up wondering if it is worth the switch from QuickBooks. It's hard to disagree and there are lessons ofr Xero along the way. Read more [...]