Integration as a Service: The Logic behind SnapLogic

I have always wondered why we use the term software as a service, because one of the characteristics of software is that it is automated, and repeatable – that’s how traditional software vendors make their margins. They do not want to make software a service- as they do not want to sell services – and […] Read more »

Remote Access Is The New Normal

Between all the noise about cloud computing and social networking there is a third trend that does not get the attention it deserves. What is happening? Remote access is becoming the new normal! Or, in other words, enterprise IT resources are increasingly accessed remotely. Even at enterprise headquarters. Why is this happening? Three key reasons. […] Read more »

Colt: Time For The Silver Bullet

­­­­Sometimes you look at a company and think: they seem to be doing all the right things but why doesn’t it work? During the Colt Influencer Event 2011 in London it seemed indeed that Colt has come a long way from its telecom days, transforming into a state of the art ICT network solution provider. […] Read more »

Mainframes, Myths and Manpower

Most people have never seen a mainframe. They think of them as a huge iron cabinet filling up a large clean room with attached to it green screen terminals pouring out ASCII code: a remnant of the past. Yet they have been around since the 1960s and are alive and kicking today. While many predicted […] Read more »

Five SAPphire 2011 Take-Aways for the SAP Partner Community

SAPphire 2011 was held last week (May 15th – 18th) in Orlando, with the tagline “Innovate for 2015”. During the keynotes SAP anticipated on what 2015 will look like for its customers. SAP announced three fundamental changes in business: in-memory computing, mobility, and people-centric collaborative applications. How can SAP’s partner ecosystem anticipate on SAP’s vision […] Read more »

Four Scenarios for Digital Europe: Are We Ready?

We love scenario thinking here at the METISfiles! In a recent keynote at IT-Dagen 2011 in Denmark, METISfiles principal analyst for the elastic enterprise Pim Bilderbeek looked at the current and future state of digital government in Europe. Now is a good time to look at our digital future, because recent events dictate that this […] Read more »