Thought leadership pieces on Elastic Enterprise, Connected Worker and Partner Ecosystems.

Betting on the Blockchain

With the Bitcoin exchange rate going skyhigh (1 XBT = € 2232 at 4/7/17) one could easily forget about the underlying technology: the blockchain. The Bitcoin blockchain technology can be regarded as a distributed ledger system in which the transactions are permanently time-stamped and stored on many computers simultaneously and made secure by cryptographic means. […] Read more »

The Future of Work: Steady Hands No Longer Needed

In our series on the future of work we have touched upon several lines of business where humans are in the process of being replaced by machines. From the 2013 study from Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne called The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerization? It became clear that many […] Read more »

Insided – The Coolest

Insided is the coolest Dutch Tech company of 2016. And with the recent opening of its US NY HQ the journey continues. What is it that makes this company the coolest among many other contestants? First of all, of course, the product: A Cloud based social business platform. In a world where the customer journey […] Read more »

The Fab 30 – The Coolest Dutch Tech Companies

  It’s that time of the year again, and yes we have got one too: a list. This year we decided once again to take a closer look at the companies that entered into tech beauty contests, hoping to be confirmed as the fastest growing or the most innovative company; preferably both. Just like last […] Read more »

The Future of the Dutch Cloud & Hosting Industry

This week METISfiles presented on the Future of the Dutch Cloud & Hosting Industry at an event organized by the Dutch Hosting Provider Association (DHPA). The current state of the Dutch cloud & hosting industry can be summarised as follows: Cloud & hosting providers provide web hosting, infrastructure hosting, application hosting (or a combination of […] Read more »

Charting the Dutch Digital Economy Part X: Internet Economy Revisited

The Dutch Statistical Agency (CBS) recently published an interesting study into the Dutch internet economy. Interesting because of the used methodology and the fact that they have tried to put a number on online services. CBS partnered with Dataprovider and Google. The first step in the research  was to select Dutch websites from Dataprovider’s website […] Read more »