Cloud for Europe, Europe for Cloud

This week we spoke at the SaaS Cloud Symposium of the Dutch ICT trade association. Theme for the day, inspired by the European Commission and its public sector cloud computing initiative was “Cloud for Europe, Europe for Cloud”. We kicked off the afternoon event with a presentation on the state of the Dutch Cloud (see […] Read more »

IT Through The Looking Glass – Why Your POV Matters

Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through the looking glass, and what Alice found there’ is the sequel to ‘Alice’s adventures in Wonderland’. In this sequel Alice explores an alternative version of the world by stepping through a mirror. Things are not quite the same in this alternative world. Chess pieces have come to life, flowers can speak and […] Read more »

Data Centers – The New Industrial Estates

Digital data is the new raw material. It is being processed, stored and distributed in data centers. In the traditional economy the printing press created newspapers with ink and paper, in the digital economy bits are transformed into online news in the data center. In the traditional enterprise employees informally shared social news through watercooler […] Read more »

SAP: Talking and Walking the Cloud

During SAPs Database and Technology summit in Barcelona SAP reinforced its HANA commitment once more together with a selection of its tier one partners.  SAP’s first HANA (originally short for Hasso’s New Architecture later baptized as High Performance Analytic  Appliance) announcement as well as it first release dates back to 2010 and was labeled an […] Read more »

Digital Society Depends On Robust Digital Infrastructure

So much became clear yesterday when a power failure at Easynet’s Schiphol datacenter affected the proper functioning of parts of the traditional, connected and online economy. It took about 1.5 hours before Easynet went public with a tweet and about 11 hours before services were fully restored: We suffered a power failure in our Schipol […] Read more »