Digital Ecosystems: To Lead, Protect Or Serve?

Despite the fact that it was published in 1993, James Moore’s definition of a business ecosystem is still perfectly valid in today’s digital society:  “An economic community supported by a foundation of interacting organizations and individuals–the organisms of the business world. This economic community produces goods and services of value to customers, who are themselves […] Read more »

Where To Next For Systems Infrastructure Vendors?

Vendors of branded systems infrastructure hardware are reaching two major inflection points. First, system architectures are increasingly being sold as converged infrastructure (CI) that packages servers, storage, networking and infrastructure software into a single solution. Second, in order to gain agility, enterprises move away from on-premise solutions and increasingly adopt as-a-service infrastructure (IaaS) deployment options […] Read more »

The Unbundling Of Operator Multiplay

METISfiles analyst Pim Bilderbeek presented at the inaugural meeting of imellem this week, a new member-based networking platform for executives in the Dutch IT and Telecom sector. The presentation focused on the unique aspects of the Dutch telecoms market and the challenges that operators face to remain relevant in a rapidly changing regulatory, customer, and […] 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 »

The Future Of Communications Is Inside The App

There is a two trillion dollar fixed and mobile communications market out there that is about to find out that both communications and connectivity could quickly become feature and function rather than product and service. Already communications is rapidly being unbundled from the underlying network. Skype, WebEx, and Lync are just a couple of examples […] Read more »