SaaS Segmentation Struggles

During two events we attended last week it became strikingly clear; we have so many great software firms in the Netherlands and we (as an industry) do such a lousy marketing job profiling these great companies. The first event we attended was a Main Capital event that focused on: “Successful international partner and channel strategies […] 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 »

Hyperscale, Hyperconvergence and Hyperappliance

We are at the beginning of a significant shift in system and supplier strategies, where established and acquired Intellectual Property is being used to get closer to a complete offering than the days of the mainframe and Unix minicomputers. These systems differ in being built for the large part on standard components and incorporating some […] Read more »

Sales of Converged Infrastructure and Integrated Systems to reach $5.5 billion in EMEA by 2018

London/Amsterdam, July 19, 2013 – A joint study by IT research firms ITCandor and The METISfiles finds that the Converged Infrastructure and Integrated Systems (CI and IS) market in EMEA was worth $2.6B in 2012 and will grow at 18% CAGR to reach $5.5B in 2018. CI and IS approaches include new ways of selling, […] Read more »

Converged Infrastructure And Integrated Systems

Launched today – a major three report series for market planners providing a complete overview of Converged Infrastructure and Integrated Systems (CIandIS) vendor offerings and positioning, user adoption views and opportunities, market sizes and forecasts for the EMEA region. Available below is a description of each report complete with highlight findings, table of content and […] 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 »