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 »

Segmenting The InterCloud Opportunity

We wrote about the InterCloud before, defining it as a globally interconnected data center grid offering elastic store and compute capabilities. The most prominent builders of the InterCloud today are Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Rackspace. They are all building general purpose global clouds with a focus on elasticity (see Figure below) and providing APIs for […] Read more »

How To Lead In The New Mobile Economy

METISfiles analyst Pim Bilderbeek was the keynote speaker at the Innovation Group’s Mobile Summit in Milan this week. His presentation focused on the mobile economy that has emerged as a key engine of economic transformation. The figure below provides a graphical representation of four major themes that were addressed. Mobile is a game changer for […] Read more »

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 »

The Future Of The Network Is Software Defined

Last week we attended the NetEvents EMEA Press and Analyst Summit. Part of the 2-day program was a debate session on Software Defined Networks (SDN) with panellists from Gartner, IDC, IBM, Dell, HP, Extreme Networks, Enterasys and yours truly. The debate centred on the question who is first to ride the SDN revolution, the Enterprise, […] Read more »