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 »

Where To Next For Systems Infrastructure Vendors? – Part II

Nearly three years ago we wrote about the existential crisis that systems infrastructure vendors faced: will the future systems infrastructure vendor be selling on-premise systems to enterprises, on-premise systems to independent IaaS players, or selling IaaS services to both? The crisis has not gone away and vendors are reshuffling their cards and stacking the deck […] Read more »

Europe’s Local Cloud & Hosting Heroes

If you have been following our European cloudscape research you will know we provide snapshots of the local SaaS, PaaS and IaaS provider landscape in selected European countries. So far we have covered more than 1000 local XaaS offerings in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and the UK. 25% of those 1000 entries are IaaS providers. […] Read more »

Dutch Cloud And Hosting Sector Summer Sale

Dutch managed hosting and application provider Sentia continues on its acquisition path and acquires Dutch hybrid managed hoster Nines. For the moment Nines will continue operating under the Nines brand. The Nines team (20 specialists) will relocate to the Sentia HQ in Utrecht. Sentia Groep is one of the largest independent Dutch cloud and hosting […] Read more »

Consolidation in Dutch Cloud & Hosting Sector Continues

Another one bites the dust. Yesterday KPN acquired managed hosting and cloud provider IS Group. IS Group is an independent cloud and hosting provider headquartered in Purmerend with approximately 130 employees and annual revenues of € 25 million. KPN is strengthening its position on the Dutch cloud and hosting market. For this purpose it acquired […] Read more »