The Big Switch: From BPO To BPaaS

‘The World Is Flat’ by Thomas Friedman and ‘The Big Switch’ by Nicholas Carr are two bestsellers that deal with the globalisation of labour (Friedman) and the emergence of a global compute grid (Carr). Both phenomena are essentially driven by the Internet and computer revolution. Both phenomena are also having a profound effect on the […] Read more »

Deceiving Dashboards

Living in the age of Big Data, everything seems possible. With all the data we have and generate at our fingertips, we should almost be able to create our own destiny. But as we use more and more data presenting results in a meaningful way is not always easy. Moreover it is a big challenge […] Read more »

E-ink moves beyond e-reader

Nothing beats printed paper when it comes to the quality of reading. But quality has long since become an overrated feature in electronics. The e-ink reader has failed to become a mass medium despite its superior reading experience. Instead the electronic device of choice for reading and browsing is the tablet. Sub 100 Euro price […] Read more »

The Cloud Integration And Aggregation Opportunity

There is more than just private, public, and hybrid cloud. Many IT customers will need to orchestrate a hybrid mix of cloud and non-cloud IT resources for some time. This opens up opportunities for vendors to help customers aggregate and integrate a hybrid mix of private and public IT services. Service aggregation is about bundling […] Read more »

Big WiFi Is Back

There is a new WiFi wave reminiscent of the optimism in the last decade when the public wireless hotspot  startup phenomenon was in its heydays. I am referring to it as Big WiFi, because some of the new wave providers’ focus on WiFi coupled with social (big) data and advertising and the ambitions of most […] Read more »

Startup Europe And The Tech All Stars Competition

This week we’ll see the culmination of yet another beauty contest for web entrepreneurs. This time it’s a European contest initiated by the European Commission. As of June  7th , the second edition of Tech All Stars will commence, announcing its winner June 19th in Dublin. The Commission is not spending our tax money on […] Read more »