How Not To Become The Digital Champ Of Europe

The 3rd Tuesday in September is a peculiar day for ICT stakeholders in the Netherlands. Since there is no such thing as a department of Digital Affairs the question always is whether ICT or related concepts will be mentioned in the king’s speech. After all ICT is widely regarded as the enabler of digital transformation […] Read more »

The Dutch Digital Economy and The Future of Work

Last week The METISfiles presented the results of their Dutch Digital Economy study for Dutch parliament policy makers and assistants at Equinix Am3 Data Center location on the CWI campus in Amsterdam. The study was carried out on behalf of Nederland ICT during the summer of 2017. You can download the slides of the presentation […] Read more »

Digital Footprint Dutch Economy Reaches €338 Billion

In our research on the Dutch digital economy we concluded that the total value-add generated by the digital workforce amounted to €182 billion in 2016. This means that our gross digital domestic product (GDDP) already contributes 28% of our total GDP. © The METISfiles, 2017 However, this is just the direct impact of the digital […] Read more »

Dutch Digital Economy Worth €182 Billion

On behalf of Nederland ICT, The METISfiles recently researched and analyzed the size and growth of the Dutch digital workforce and its associated value add to the Dutch economy. The study shows that 1,57 million people in the Netherlands use ICT for more than 50% of their working hours to execute their primary business tasks. […] Read more »

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 »

Dutch Digital Economy Accelerates

Digital Transformation is the process that shows how digital technologies impact business communication, decision making, automation and innovation. The speed at which digital transformation is reshaping our economy, however, is not constant and, as a recent study of DHPA, DDA, ISPConnect and The METISfiles concluded, can be positively influenced by taking a few measures regarding […] Read more »