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 »

The GM & Lyft Alliance – If You Can’t Beat Them Join Them

Last week’s announcement of GM’s $500 million investment in Lyft may well be the turning point both the car and the software industry have been waiting for. Up to now innovation in the car industry has been driven by either carmakers or technology vendors, both working stand-alone on new initiatives. Innovation has been either focused […] Read more »

Cisco, Ericsson: Engaged To Get Married?

Last April we wrote a piece on the history of consolidation and divestment in the global telecoms equipment market that resulted in the four major global players that dominate the market now: Cisco, Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia. This Monday, Cisco and Ericsson announced that they will enter in a strategic partnership that they expect to […] Read more »

Charting the Dutch Digital Economy Part VI: Why E-Commerce Seems So Small

Businessmen, futurists, ICT evangelists, economists and even some politicians are wholeheartedly embracing digital transformation and the digital economy as the future for country, society and economy. And they agree that more should be done to facilitate that future. Unfortunately measuring the impact of digital transformation and sizing the digital economy proves to be tough as […] 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 »

The Day after Demo Day – Standing out from the Crowd

Last month Startup Bootcamp announced its 10 finalists for the Startup Bootcamp E-commerce. The E-commerce bootcamp focuses on Ad & Marketing Tech, Mobile First, Payment solutions, Logistics, Data & CRM and Social Shopping. As the Netherlands is gaining traction with high profile startups like Adyen and Ohpen it may not be a surprise that there […] Read more »