Big Data, Big Decisions: Dutch Datacenter & Hosting Summit 2012

  DDHS hosted it annual conference in De Meervaart focussing on Big Data and its potential benefits to the enterprise. Both the IT industry and IT end-user community realise that the stakes are high and that unleashing the full potential of Big Data will be a central theme for organization’s information strategies for the years […] Read more »

How Smart Should The Smart Home Really Be?

Ever thought about connecting all electronic devices in your home and controlling them with the touch of your fingertips or voice command? Chances are you did but dropped the idea as it seems too complicated or just too expensive; not worth the trouble. The IT revolution has certainly not bypassed our homes. A lot of […] Read more »

Digital Europe 2012: Disconnected Government

While we were focused on preparing our CIO Travel Guide For 2012, we also prepared a set of more traditional predictions for Digital Europe and recommendations for ICT vendors as part of a “crowd-forecasting” exercise of independent ICT Analyst and “Boutiques”. We believe that in 2012, European governments will become increasingly out of touch with […] Read more »

Dawn Of The Information Era: Changing Of The Guards

For decades analysts have discussed the success of the IT industry and the brilliance of IT developments; all from a technology point of view. But the IT industry’s success is fading and, fueled by M&A, it is clear that it is quickly becoming a very mature sector where it is all about share and hardly […] Read more »

Personal Cloud: Beyond Control and Convenience

In one of our previous posts we wondered if Apple’s iCloud was such a great solution for consumers. Despite our reservations we do regard the concept of the personal cloud itself as perfectly fitting in today’s world of social networking and mobility: always being able to access and share your information wherever you are. Clearly […] Read more »

The Future Of Work: Rise Of The Machines

Job cuts are about as common as cars on the A2 these days. Hardly a day goes by when there are no headlines announcing new lay-offs. And not only in the financial sector. Yes, it is the economy doing a double dip after the credit crunch. Or is it? To survive difficult economic times companies […] Read more »