PRISM And The European Cloud

Back in 2011 we published four scenarios predicting the uptake rate of public cloud computing (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS) in Europe. The scenarios we plotted were based on the extremes of what we believe are the two most important aspects governing future cloud uptake: availability and trust. Our own Dutch Enterprise Public Cloud Spending forecast  […] Read more »

Is Big Brother Bugging You?

Well, yes, and for quite some time already as became resoundingly clear after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden came clean in the Guardian. He was bugged because he “does not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded”. Kudos to Edward for carrying out the biggest intelligence leak in a […] Read more »

Fluke or Flue: Making Sense of Big Social Data

The promise of Big Data is that we can capitalize on the ever increasing amount of data. Perhaps the biggest pot of gold is hidden within the social data universe. The usage of the web and more in particular Google, Facebook and Twitter has created a massive and still growing pool of user generated content. […] Read more »

Nine Examples of How Big Data Can Be Used Or Abused

Big data is overhyped and unable to meet the expectations created by suppliers and consultants. So what exactly are the issues surrounding the big data paradigm? Below are nine examples of different interpretations how data can be used or abused. Apple – Good data, bad app. Last year, Apple came up with the idea of […] Read more »

Why IP should be kept out of TAFTA

IP doesn’t only stand for Internet Protocol but also for Intellectual Property. For a very long time intellectual property was safely captured through copyright and patent acts. But increasingly 19th and 20th century’s copyright and patent legislation is out of sync with an IT reality that enables copying and distributing at the speed of light. […] Read more »

The Future Of Work: Print Your Own Device

And there it was: department store De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam was selling the Cube 3D printer for €1050,=, making 3d printing available for the masses during its annual sale campaign of October 2012. But there is no reason we now should run to our local electronics store, buy this machine and start making all the […] Read more »