The GM & Lyft Alliance – If You Can’t Beat Them Join Them

Last week’s announcement of GM’s $500 million investment in Lyft may well be the turning point both the car and the software industry have been waiting for. Up to now innovation in the car industry has been driven by either carmakers or technology vendors, both working stand-alone on new initiatives. Innovation has been either focused […] Read more »

Cisco, Ericsson: Engaged To Get Married?

Last April we wrote a piece on the history of consolidation and divestment in the global telecoms equipment market that resulted in the four major global players that dominate the market now: Cisco, Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia. This Monday, Cisco and Ericsson announced that they will enter in a strategic partnership that they expect to […] Read more »

Salesforce Tour London – It’s All About the Customer Experience

Last week we attended the Salesforce World Tour London, with 14.000 registrants one of the largest software events in the UK. As in previous years it was a very savvy marketed and slick show. Though the event lacked major announcements there were some newsworthy items: Financials – Coincidently Salesforce announced its fiscal 2016 First Quarter […] Read more »

Vodafone and the Enterprise Cloud

We recently talked to Vodafone at their 2014 enterprise analyst summit. Enterprise is an important segment for Vodafone. The enterprise share of group service revenue has increased from 23% in 2012 to 27% in 2014 totalling £ 10.7B; 77% of 2014 enterprise revenues can be attributed to wireless and 33% to fixed (source: annual report […] Read more »

2015 Will Be A Very Interesting Year for Hybrid InterClouds

Local cloud and hosting providers increasingly seek alliances with global cloud suppliers. Global cloud suppliers increasingly seek local presence and open up private links to their infrastructure. Data centre providers are the new cloud hubs that bring global and local clouds together. There is plenty going on in Europe at the moment. Global cloud suppliers […] Read more »

Tech Innovation in The Netherlands – Half Way There

This week Forbes released its list with the most innovative companies. No.1 on the list was for the fourth time in a row Salesforce. Funny enough, the vendor who has grown its business with a prominent No Software slogan is grouped in the application software category. Besides Salesforce there were 12 Internet and/or software related […] Read more »