Research Focus 2014

We thought it would be only fitting to dedicate our first blog entry in the new year to our research program for 2014. Last year we focused on three research topics, check out the links below for more information: The Dutch Public Cloudscape – covering the top 200 Dutch Public Cloud Computing companies. Converged Infrastructure […] Read more »

Transformation: From Traditional To Digital Economy

The traditional definition of “economy” according to the Oxford Dictionary is “the state of a country or region in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services and the supply of money”. According to Wikipedia, the term “Digital Economy” refers to “an economy that is based on digital technologies. The digital economy is […] Read more »

SAP: Talking and Walking the Cloud

During SAPs Database and Technology summit in Barcelona SAP reinforced its HANA commitment once more together with a selection of its tier one partners.  SAP’s first HANA (originally short for Hasso’s New Architecture later baptized as High Performance Analytic  Appliance) announcement as well as it first release dates back to 2010 and was labeled an […] Read more »

The Public Cloudscape

Enterprise public cloud services can be segmented into infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS). In a wider context, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS are being supported by digital infrastructure layers and sold either direct or through cloud channels. The picture below provides a value chain view of what we call the Public Cloudscape: This Public […] Read more »

Startup Europe And The Tech All Stars Competition

This week we’ll see the culmination of yet another beauty contest for web entrepreneurs. This time it’s a European contest initiated by the European Commission. As of June  7th , the second edition of Tech All Stars will commence, announcing its winner June 19th in Dublin. The Commission is not spending our tax money on […] Read more »

SAP Business One – This Time We’re Serious!

While Sapphire is at full swing in Orlando and SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the enterprise suite is gaining a lot of attention, we would actually like to reflect on recent announcements around SAP products for the SME market. After all, 90% of SAP’s customers are in the SME market, though revenue wise they represent […] Read more »