Dennis Byron

Dennis Byron

Biography : 

Dennis Byron covers enterprise software for IT Business Edge. He is a seasoned researcher and technology writer. He has analyzed information technology from the buyerÂ’s and the investorÂ’s viewpoint for IDC, Datapro, Application Development Trends, Datamation, ebizQ and Research 2.0.

Latest content from Dennis Byron

Looking for the Next Google or Salesforce.com

31 Dec, 2009

In the process of doing research to watch for the next Google or salesforce.com from an IT investment-research point of view, I take a look at Inc. magazine's annual listing of fastest growing U.S....More >

Mea Culpa: 2009 Enterprise Software Clarifications and Corrections

30 Dec, 2009

As the year 2009 (and the decade if you are not a purist) wraps up, it's worth one post to clarify some comments I made during the year that caused confusion among or possibly misled readers:  ...More >

Buying Microsoft Software This Week? Come on Down to the Auto Mile!

29 Dec, 2009

When you're buying a new car, you always walk into the dealership knowing how the dealer is being spiffed by Detroit (or Toyota City or ). So it's just as important to know what kind of deals major...More >

In Enterprise Software, Google Needs to Define "Win," Not "Open"

28 Dec, 2009

Jonathan Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Product Management at Google, believes "open systems win," according to this blog post "The Meaning of Open."   Of course, Rosenberg can believe...More >

Aris for Independent and Occassional BPM

23 Dec, 2009

With IDS Scheer about to be folded into Software AG as soon as all the I's are dotted and T's crossed in the acquisition documentation, it seemed like a good time to catch up with the business...More >

TIBCO iProcess Spotfire Moves You Another Step Closer to Intelligent BPM

19 Dec, 2009

In mid-December I caught up with Rourke McNamara, TIBCO product marketing director, to discuss iProcess Spotfire functionality recently announced by the middleware company. TIBCO, as I mentioned in a...More >

BPM 'A la Carte' or in the Stack Just Became a Tougher Choice

16 Dec, 2009

The Dec. 16 announcement that IBM has acquired business process management (BPM) software supplier Lombardi Software puts a nice cap on 2009 because it revives a discussion stream I had back and...More >

Cloud Computing Can Be the Start of IT Scams

14 Dec, 2009

Sorry, but it has just gotten to the point where it had to be said out loud.   Take any claim about cloud computing from anybody that is trying to sell you something in 2010 and discount it 99...More >

The ERP 2010 Panorama: These Consultants Get It Right

09 Dec, 2009

In the past I criticized Panorama Consulting on its view of the ERP market (see "Panorama Asks All the Right Questions in ERP Research Except One"), primarily on methodology grounds. So its...More >

Business Process Management of the Supply Chain Hits Brick Wall

08 Dec, 2009

In business process management (BPM) of the supply chain, the aircraft carrier still turns slowly. A report released Tuesday sponsored by AT&T's Sterling Commerce group and conducted by the CMO...More >

Looking at the Nexus of GRC, BPM, EAM, ITLM and Whatever Comes Next

04 Dec, 2009

I hate acronyms in headlines, but I can't avoid it with this post. This week I caught up with Terry Lee, vice president of North American Operations for MEGA, and Dan Hebda, his peer for technology,...More >

Learning Open Source Lessons in the EU/Oracle Fight by Example

02 Dec, 2009

Jean-Jacques (JJ) Dubray is a service-oriented architecture (SOA) guru and editor at InfoQ. I read him as a a technologist who understands the market dynamic that SOA is an enabler of business...More >

Facebook, the Enterprise Software Company

30 Nov, 2009

In a recent interview with Sam Ramji, vice president of strategy at Sonoa (see "<strong>Where's the Business in Enterprise Software APIs</strong>?"), Sam helped me understand the...More >

Is Oracle AIA Business Process Management by Another Name? And Vendor Lock-in by Another Route?

27 Nov, 2009

I've been meaning to catch up with Oracle to get an update on its AIA because the concept was upgraded to version 2.5 at Oracle OpenWorld in October. But the task kept falling down my to-do list....More >

EU Objection to Snoracle Teaches Three Open Source Lessons

25 Nov, 2009

Oracle was supposed to be presenting information to the European Union on Wednesday concerning its acquisition of Sun. But the meeting has been delayed until Dec. 4. Moving the meeting date also...More >

Be Careful of ERP and SaaS Market Statistics in 2009 Year-End Roundups

21 Nov, 2009

If enterprise-software market size, growth trends and market dynamics in general, such as adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS), matter to an ERP or enterprise-software decision you are making, be...More >

Fujitsu Interstage BPM 11 Clouds It Up

20 Nov, 2009

I caught up with the Fujitsu Interstage business process management (BPM) marketing folks during the week of Nov. 9, timed to the release of Interstage BPM Version 11. I saw a good mix of...More >

Is Your Walk Down Enterprise Software Memory Lane Bittersweet?

19 Nov, 2009

Doing some research to check facts on this May 5 blog post on Technology Solutions Corp. (see End of Enterprise Software Company TSC Is Sign of Times), I came across an index of the stories that ran...More >

In Enterprise Software News, the Holiday Season Starts Early

14 Nov, 2009

During a slow news week for enterprise software, it's tough to be a blogger. There's nothing interesting to comment on.   The trade press must be having the same problem because this is what I...More >

New York Times Misses EU-Oracle-Sun Story

12 Nov, 2009

As tends to happen with IT stories that have a political angle, the mainstream media has weighed in on the European Union statement of objections to Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems. On Nov....More >

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