The METISfiles: New Research and Consulting Firm for ICT Executives

March 21st 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ICT research veterans Pim Bilderbeek, Simone de Bruin and Marcel Warmerdam join forces and launch research and consulting firm the METISfiles. Having worked a combined 60 years in the ICT research industry they aim for complete client focus and are dedicated to solving strategic issues for executives in the Internet , IT and Telecommunications industry.

Not coincidentally they start their business as Cloud Computing is making substantial inroads. ‘We regard this period as one of fundamental change in the enterprise, the workplace and the partnering and alliance ecosystem’, says Pim Bilderbeek, former IDC VP Telecommunications Consulting. He continues: ‘At the METISfiles we therefore concentrate our research, analysis and consulting efforts completely on the impact of ICT in these three key areas.

The Elastic Enterprise. On-demand consumption of IT and Telecommunications infrastructure, platforms, software and services will be the new ICT paradigm. Bilderbeek: “In our research we will look at how Enterprise users are progressing towards this paradigm and how ICT solutions are able to fulfill the on-demand promise”.

The Connected Worker. The emerging connected workforce will be of critical importance for successfully running organizations and conducting business. Warmerdam: “Being successful in the connected worker market will require a clear view on how to identify and effectively address a heterogeneous and individualized marketplace”. He continues: “our Connected Worker research programme sets out to capture the characteristics of the emerging digital workforce”

The Partner Ecosystem. All vendors are connected through partners, customers and competitors, and connected through a variety of networks and communities, mutually interdependent. De Bruin: “Creating, managing and expanding a successful partner ecosystem is challenging. Key is to understand partner dynamics, motivations and challenges.”  Our Partner Ecosystem research explores how vendor channel and alliance strategies are changing and adapting to accommodate cloud and SaaS technologies.

For further information please contact

Pim Bilderbeek – Mobile: +31 (0)6 53 902 852, Email:

Marcel Warmerdam – Mobile: +31 (0)6 46 243 139, Email:

Simone de Bruin – Mobile: +31 (0)6 10 352 852, Email:

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