Endemol Shine ICT – A Case for the Cloud

Last week we attended the AWS Summit in Utrecht and spoke briefly with Leon Backbier, ICT manager at Endemol Shine Netherlands.  AWS has helped them save approximately 70% in ICT investments and 30% on the operational side. And yes – they plan to expand their business with AWS, at the expense of Microsoft. Why the […] Read more »

Service Providers In A Hybrid Multi-Cloud World

We recently wrote about systems integration in a multi-cloud world and argued that IT services vendors should position themselves as cloud integrators and orchestrators to continue to play an important role for their customers. But there are more players in the value chain that will reposition themselves. The graph below provides a snapshot: Carriers – […] Read more »

If You Have a Hammer Everything Looks Like a Nail

While most of the EMC news is about the takeover by Dell and what to do with VMware, EMC still has a business to run. Part of running a business is to let everyone know you are still very relevant. That is of course the task of marketing operations and is usually done by pushing […] Read more »

Shifting From KWh to Mbps

Not so long ago triple play (3P) sounded like the ultimate thing. Subscriptions that offered the combination of Internet access, TV and telephony in one bundle  were the way to go. The ease of doing businesses, the discount, and just one provider to complain to. Obviously, not long after, 3P providers started to offer quadplay […] Read more »

System Integration In A Multi-Cloud World

Business leaders are looking at technology as a key strategic asset for dealing with the accelerated pace of change. Managers of customer facing business units are eager to unleash the full potential of Big Data. The cloud is becoming the connection between business and technology. How can IT services players harness the power of technology, […] Read more »

Charting the Dutch Digital Economy Part VII: Why B2B e-Commerce Is So Big

A few weeks ago The METISfiles reported on the relatively small size of Dutch B2C e-commerce. In this next digital economy series episode we will estimate the size of the B2B e-commerce sector. This is a much more complicated exercise than estimating B2C ecommerce size as there is no Dutch research available . Also, in […] Read more »