The 3rd Tuesday in September is a peculiar day for ICT stakeholders in the Netherlands. Since there is no such thing as a department of Digital Affairs the question always is whether ICT or related concepts will be mentioned in the king’s speech. After all ICT is widely regarded as the enabler of digital transformation […] Read more »
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So we got our Bye Bye Facebook event last night. It seems to have rocked the Facebook boat somewhat but a first estimate shows that only some 10000 Dutch FB accounts have been cancelled. Expect some more and also expect some repentants who just felt that after a few days their life seemed strangely empty […] Read more »
Privacy breaches, information dragnets, darknet, hacks, cybercrime, leaks, sometimes it makes you wonder what good information technology actually brings to human kind. Sure, media has always focused on things that can go sour; our first interest is in what disasters or negative effects inventions and innovations bring to us. And, they usually do. Alfred Nobel’s […] Read more »
During the opening day of the Dutch Parliament (Prinsjesdag) the government announced significant investments for the Ministry of Defense to be spend on cybersecurity. These investments consist of tangible resources as well as more strategic initiatives. To mention a few: An additional annual budget of €26 million to be invested in cybersecurity. This budget will […] Read more »
For a small country the Netherlands has some well recognized and well ranked technology universities. These universities, in turn, spin off some very interesting technology startups. Especially for these spin offs, a new venture fund was announced last week, Innovation Industries, which specializes in funding university tech-startups. The universities of Wageningen, Enschede and Eindhoven will […] Read more »
During this week’s SAPPhire Now in Orlando, SAP emphasised the expansion of its ecosystem. To mention a few: Leonardo to join forces with Watson Google and SAP to intensify earlier announced partnership But most significant, SAP is (finally) adopting a multi-cloud strategy where their customer can run SAP solutions on other infrastructures rather than SAP’s […] Read more »