The Digital Punch Clock

The promise of big data is finding useful correlations between numerous data sets and variables in a short time span and applying the outcomes for business or scientific purposes. But before reaping those benefits we need data. Fortunately there’s plenty of data available for analysis. The Digital Universe study, sponsored by EMC, estimates that in […] Read more »

Mobile Everything But The ICT Sector

There has been a lot of talk about the secret of Silicon Valley’s success as the ICT powerhouse of innovation for the US and the world. Back in the days it was coined Silicon Valley because of the concentration of companies involved in the production of semi-conductors in the Santa Clara valley. Now it is […] Read more »

Bitcoin: Boom, Bust or The Beginning?

Let’s be honest: do you really know how Bitcoin works? What it is exactly? Probably not. 99.9% of the people do not really know how this new currency works. But then, should we? The money we know, the Euro, dollar or other currencies, derives its value from government regulation or law; it is called fiat […] Read more »

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 »

Appification Key to Business Transformation

Last month we stated that the app economy was a zero sum game when it comes to tech jobs. It is a fast moving platform shift that, as a collateral, by and large is replacing PC software jobs by app jobs. This doesn’t mean however that the app economy should not be taken seriously. On […] Read more »

The App Economy: a Zero Sum Game

Since the introduction of the smartphone the ICT sector is no longer leading when it comes to information technology. The pendulum has definitely swung towards information as the key driver of growth rather than technology. It gets harder to amaze us with yet another mind blowing gadget. Instead we just ask ourselves: what can this […] Read more »