Why Data Centers and Cloud Providers are Indispensable

More and more industries are changing due to digitalisation. In the primary sectors (agriculture, forestry, fisheries and mining) the importance of sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) is increasing. Secondary sectors (industry, utilities and construction) are employing digital technologies such as Industry 4.0, IoT, Smart Grid and Building Information Modeling (BIM). The tertiary sector […] Read more »

The Foundation of our Digital Economy

A study into the digital building blocks that enable the data-driven economy Digitalisation is a force that is significantly changing our economy. We are increasingly dependent on online services. The infrastructure of networks, data centers and cloud providers that enables these services plays a crucial role but is largely hidden from view. There is insufficient […] Read more »

Endemol Shine ICT – A Case for the Cloud

Last week we attended the AWS Summit in Utrecht and spoke briefly with Leon Backbier, ICT manager at Endemol Shine Netherlands.  AWS has helped them save approximately 70% in ICT investments and 30% on the operational side. And yes – they plan to expand their business with AWS, at the expense of Microsoft. Why the […] Read more »

Where To Next For Systems Infrastructure Vendors? – Part II

Nearly three years ago we wrote about the existential crisis that systems infrastructure vendors faced: will the future systems infrastructure vendor be selling on-premise systems to enterprises, on-premise systems to independent IaaS players, or selling IaaS services to both? The crisis has not gone away and vendors are reshuffling their cards and stacking the deck […] Read more »

Cloud for Europe, Europe for Cloud

This week we spoke at the SaaS Cloud Symposium of the Dutch ICT trade association. Theme for the day, inspired by the European Commission and its public sector cloud computing initiative was “Cloud for Europe, Europe for Cloud”. We kicked off the afternoon event with a presentation on the state of the Dutch Cloud (see […] Read more »

IT Through The Looking Glass – Why Your POV Matters

Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through the looking glass, and what Alice found there’ is the sequel to ‘Alice’s adventures in Wonderland’. In this sequel Alice explores an alternative version of the world by stepping through a mirror. Things are not quite the same in this alternative world. Chess pieces have come to life, flowers can speak and […] Read more »