How Apple, Cisco and Huawei Disrupted the Telecom Equipment Market

Now that Alcatel-Lucent is to become part of Nokia, it’s a good time to look back and see what has happened over the last decade or so in the global telecoms equipment market. The picture that emerges is one of consolidation and divestment. Consolidation into four major players: Huawei, Cisco, Nokia and Ericsson. Divestment of […] Read more »

The Future of Work: Rise of the Machines Part 3

Robots are hot these days. Until recently only some people feared that robots could and would take over much of our work. Most economists still believe that robots will free workers from laborious monotonous work in sweat shops. They will also readily admit that robots are about to take over more skilled work as well. […] Read more »

Tablet Getting Ready for Business

When Apple launched its iPad in 2010 a new device market was born. With Apple’s success competitors soon launched their tablets. It appeared that the PC was to be replaced by the tablet. Of course it was not, as we explained here. But after a few years of triple digit growth the appetite for tablets […] Read more »

Future Of The Desktop: Software Defined Workspace

During a worldwide industry analyst briefing in September Citrix unveiled its vision on the future work environment of the connected worker. The event was organized to further elaborate on the Workspace Suite announcement in May earlier this year. For Mark Templeton, CEO of Citrix, it was a good time to reinstate Citrix’s commitment to support […] Read more »

Charting the Digital Economy: Part II

In our previous blog The METISfiles argued that charting the Dutch digital economy should be done in a much broader context than just measuring end-user value of digital products and services. But new digital services based on the principle of sharing, as practiced for instance by Uber, Lyft, AirBNB, Taskrabbit, SpullenDelen or Thuisafgehaald, pose a […] Read more »

Charting The Digital Economy

Last year The METISfiles reported on the ongoing transformation from a traditional to a digital economy. But as the term ‘Digital Economy’ is increasingly used as a desired direction of our economic destiny we still have not much of a clue what it actually is. Most publications on this topic refer to a narrow concept […] Read more »