Segmenting The InterCloud Opportunity

We wrote about the InterCloud before, defining it as a globally interconnected data center grid offering elastic store and compute capabilities. The most prominent builders of the InterCloud today are Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Rackspace. They are all building general purpose global clouds with a focus on elasticity (see Figure below) and providing APIs for […] Read more »

Team Telco And The Telco Transformation

Telcos should stop complaining about the playing field not being level and start create a winning team instead. Fact is, we all play in the same telecoms arena and we all play by the same rules laid down by the same referee or regulator. We all play for the same public, but while some teams […] Read more »

Big Data Brotherhood

Big Data means many things to many people.  There are not many vendors in the IT industry that have not developed some kind of Big Data solution. However, the market is also confused, trying to understand exactly what the customer wants and needs are. Vendors are trying to assess what would be the best method […] Read more »

The Mobile Gap Between Business And Consumer

This presentation was delivered on the Service Manager Day 2013. Omarm de mobiele economie from Pim Bilderbeek Mobile is much more than the stereotype road warrior with tablet and smartphone. Mobile is also the couch potato with the apps and the second screen, the learning thermostat that can be controlled from anywhere, the smart watch […] Read more »

The Future Of Work: Print Your Own Device

And there it was: department store De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam was selling the Cube 3D printer for €1050,=, making 3d printing available for the masses during its annual sale campaign of October 2012. But there is no reason we now should run to our local electronics store, buy this machine and start making all the […] Read more »

How To Lead In The New Mobile Economy

METISfiles analyst Pim Bilderbeek was the keynote speaker at the Innovation Group’s Mobile Summit in Milan this week. His presentation focused on the mobile economy that has emerged as a key engine of economic transformation. The figure below provides a graphical representation of four major themes that were addressed. Mobile is a game changer for […] Read more »