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 »
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 »
Is Big Brother Bugging You?
Well, yes, and for quite some time already as became resoundingly clear after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden came clean in the Guardian. He was bugged because he “does not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded”. Kudos to Edward for carrying out the biggest intelligence leak in a […] 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 »