The Startup Delta: Ready, Steady, Exit

StartupDelta is almost at the end of its planned time to exist. In June the platform should have attracted a sufficient  amount of traction to make it self sustainable. StartupDelta has had a very brief time to achieve very big goals. Within 18 months it aimed to move up the ranking scale and become part […] Read more »

Blocking Ad Block Blockers

Last year The METISfiles reported on the business model for social media – advertising – and the increasing annoyance it causes with users. As advertising budgets follow the eyeballs, online advertising is growing at the expense of offline advertising. eMarketer estimates that $ 574 million is spend on advertising in 2015 of which 28% 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 Future of Work: Software Robots

In earlier posts, here , here and here, we commented on the rise of the machines in our society and wondered whether automated jobs would create new and more challenging jobs for men. Automation is a one way street; there is no such thing as de-automation. That is usually a good thing because most automated […] Read more »

Dutch Software Vendors Should Play the SaaS Card Right

The Dutch Stock Market only has 21 technology and telecommunications companies listed and trading on the Dutch Stock Exchange (AEX). Of these, only two are actually software vendors. Last week they released their numbers. In line with global (4.5%) and European (3.8%) trends for enterprise application growth in 2012, both vendors have been able to […] Read more »