Digital Society Depends On Robust Digital Infrastructure

So much became clear October 1st when a power failure at Easynet’s Schiphol datacenter affected the proper functioning of parts of the traditional, connected and online economy. It took about 1.5 hours before Easynet went public with a tweet and about 11 hours before services were fully restored: We suffered a power failure in our […] Read more »

The Big Switch: From BPO To BPaaS

‘The World Is Flat’ by Thomas Friedman and ‘The Big Switch’ by Nicholas Carr are two bestsellers that deal with the globalisation of labour (Friedman) and the emergence of a global compute grid (Carr). Both phenomena are essentially driven by the Internet and computer revolution. Both phenomena are also having a profound effect on the […] Read more »

Mind The Gap

“Mind the gap” is a warning to the IT department to take caution while crossing the gap between the enterprise IT infrastructure and employee and customer IT usage. There is more than just one gap, for instance: The gap between legacy IT infrastructure and the cloud. Our elastic enterprise theme is about enterprises that adapt […] Read more »

Converged Infrastructure And Integrated Systems

Launched last month – a major three report series for market planners providing a complete overview of Converged Infrastructure and Integrated Systems (CIandIS) vendor offerings and positioning, user adoption views and opportunities, market sizes and forecasts for the EMEA region. Available below is a description of each report complete with highlight findings, table of content […] Read more »

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 »