Ambassadors of Telecom

METISfiles analyst Pim Bilderbeek and Heliview Consultancy managing director Ruud Alaerds presented on the Future of Telecom at the quarterly meeting of the Ambassadors of Telecom at the castle Nijenrode. Combining Heliview and METISfiles research insights they addressed the three biggest issues in telecoms at the moment: Where will the growth come frome? How can […] Read more »

Flexibly Adapting To Changing Demand

The METISfiles presented at the BT Data Centre Event 2012 Thursday 21 June at BT’s fully renovated and state of the art data centre in Nieuwegein. Together with BT customers and partners, METISfiles analyst Pim Bilderbeek explained how data centres are changing under the influence of the cloud and how – with the help of […] Read more »

Dell Down, HP Layoffs, Lenovo Surging

The PC may be dead according to most media but in China they think different. Lenovo showed some excellent quarterly results with PC desktop shipments up 43% and notebooks up 41%. Interestingly it was not only the Chinese market that brought them good result. Lenovo also reported strong sales in North America which were up […] Read more »

SAP: Still a Patchy Cloud Strategy

This week SAP announced further enhancements to its cloud strategy at SAPPHIRE Orlando. Which is about time – as the company in 2012 has only announced loosely coupled cloud initiatives, the acquisition of SuccessFactors in February 2012 being the most significant. In summary: SAP set up a cloud division with 5000 people in the team SAP […] Read more »

Slate 8 Is Late … And Just In Time

Nobody could have missed the list of hardware announcements during HP’s Global Influencers  Summit on May 9th in Shanghai. More in particular HP announced: HP ENVY SpectreXT, an ultra thin and light notebook HP ENVY Sleekbooks and HP ENVY Ultrabook , notebooks for entertainment HP EliteBook Folio, a notebook for the business environment HP t410 […] Read more »

Dutch Fixed-Mobile Convergence – Part Two

Only two weeks ago we wrote about Vodafone acquiring TeleSpectrum and Voiceworks launching Voiceworks mobile. Since then, Tele2 announced a hosted telephony offering for SMBs starting from 50 seats with fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) in the works for later this year. And yesterday KPN announced that Atlantic Telecom and Telfort have now been combined into Telfort […] Read more »