How Not To Become The Digital Champ Of Europe

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 »

… and Statistics: Consumer e-Commerce 2017

There is something strange about the statement that 24% of Dutch consumer spending is online consumer e-commerce. Dutch Thuiswinkel.org, the lobby group for Dutch e-commerce businesses, published its 2017 update on consumer online commerce. Apart from the absolute volume of transactions, €22,5 billion in 2017, it also argues that 24% of total consumer spending is […] Read more »

Digital Footprint Dutch Economy Reaches €338 Billion

In our research on the Dutch digital economy we concluded that the total value-add generated by the digital workforce amounted to €182 billion in 2016. This means that our gross digital domestic product (GDDP) already contributes 28% of our total GDP. © The METISfiles, 2017 However, this is just the direct impact of the digital […] Read more »

Dutch Digital Economy Worth €182 Billion

On behalf of Nederland ICT, The METISfiles recently researched and analyzed the size and growth of the Dutch digital workforce and its associated value add to the Dutch economy. The study shows that 1,57 million people in the Netherlands use ICT for more than 50% of their working hours to execute their primary business tasks. […] Read more »

Partnering for your Defense

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 »