Cloud for Europe, Europe for Cloud

A couple of weeks ago 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 […] Read more »

Location, Location, Location

Do you know where (country, location, hosting partner) your SaaS vendor stores your data? Not all SaaS providers are openly sharing this information. Yet, with the PRISM fallout in full force and Dutch minister of the interior Plasterk narrowly escaping a vote of no confidence this week over collecting and sharing 1.8 million records of […] Read more »

AWS Leads Dutch Enterprise SaaS Hosting (or does it?)

14 percent of Dutch SaaS vendors that do not manage their own compute infrastructure have their production site hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Read on to find out more. Last year Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), provided information on some of the Dutch customers of AWS. In an interview with NU.nl […] Read more »

IT Through The Looking Glass – Why Your POV Matters

Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through the looking glass, and what Alice found there’ is the sequel to ‘Alice’s adventures in Wonderland’. In this sequel Alice explores an alternative version of the world by stepping through a mirror. Things are not quite the same in this alternative world. Chess pieces have come to life, flowers can speak and […] Read more »

Data Centers – The New Industrial Estates

Digital data is the new raw material. It is being processed, stored and distributed in data centers. In the traditional economy the printing press created newspapers with ink and paper, in the digital economy bits are transformed into online news in the data center. In the traditional enterprise employees informally shared social news through watercooler […] Read more »