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 »
Charting the Dutch Digital Economy Part IX: Is There More?
In our series on the Dutch digital economy we have analysed the Dutch B2C, B2B and C2C segments. While these are the largest single online transaction segments there are other combinations possible as we can see from the table below. But do these other segments exist only theoretically or are they just small for the […] Read more »
The EU’s Digital Economy and Society Index: Reasons to be Cheerful?
February 2016 The European Commission released a press bulletin on the digital state of its European members. Apparently The Netherlands climbed two positions on the European digital ladder and now holds a second place after Denmark. Reasons to be cheerful? Figure 1: Pillars of DESI and IDI The index is based on 5 pillars: Connectivity, […] Read more »
Charting the Dutch Digital Economy Part VIII: C2C, The Elephant in the Room?
In our series on the Dutch Digital Economy we have so far analyzed the Dutch B2B and B2C e-commerce market. The total business conducted in the B2B and B2C commerce in 2014 equaled € 1015 billion of which 8,7% can be attributed to e-commerce. But when analyzing e-commerce there are a few other markets that […] 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 »
The Social Problem
With Jack Dorsey back in the saddle Twitter is trying to get some grip on its future. Not a small effort for Dorsey as he is also CEO of Square who just announced its IPO. But Twitter needs quite a bit of work as investors are not really happy with how things are going. Dick […] Read more »