MicroStrategy: Business Intelligence for the Masses

During the recent MicroStrategy World (Amsterdam, July 2012), the company’s CEO Michael Saylor wooed us all with a passionate speech about how mobility will change the way we live and learn. And there is no question that mobility will be a major game changer for big data, business intelligence and business analytics. At the same […] Read more »

Finding & Funding the Opportunity for Dutch Technology Start-ups

Dutch technology start-ups are on the rise. There is a number of interesting start-ups emerging that are gaining traction from national and international investors. In European rankings or start-up contests (Deloitte Fast 50 local and EMEA, Red Herring Top 100 Europe, Wired EMEA, Accenture Innovation Awards, Dutch Start-up Awards, etc) the number of Dutch participants […] Read more »

SAP HANA – Partner Ecosystem Expanding Rapidly

SAP HANA was introduced to the market a year ago, reason for SAP to celebrate. During the party, SAP – like any proud parent – boasted about HANA’s accomplishments. And like any good party – SAP gave away some presents in the form of credit programs to its partners. SAP HANA has shown impressive adoption […] Read more »

Microsoft Resists Short Term Cloud Opportunity

Microsoft this week made a significant announcement impacting the channel’s cloud business; From now on, Microsoft partners can bill and license their customers directly. So why do we care? One: The channel prides itself on being the primary customer contact. With direct billing & licensing, the channel remains in control and the primary access point. […] Read more »

TSS Outperforms in the Dutch ICT Market

TSS (Total Specific Solutions) is moving quickly into the top regions of the Dutch ICT league. Though TSS only started in 2008 (capital provided by Strikwerda Investments BV), the company has grown 6% in 2011 to a revenue stream of €196M, and employs over 1600 FTEs. TSS may be less of a household name, its […] Read more »

Dreamforce London – Salesforce.com on a Role

The Cloudforce Social Enterprise Tour landed in London last week, and was an instant success with more than 14.000 registrants. An impressive number for a company that has only been active in Europe for 10 years. The following details were shared and give a ball park of Salesforce.com’s European activity: Salesforce.com is recruiting for 750 […] Read more »