Betting on the Blockchain

With the Bitcoin exchange rate going skyhigh (1 XBT = € 2232 at 4/7/17) one could easily forget about the underlying technology: the blockchain. The Bitcoin blockchain technology can be regarded as a distributed ledger system in which the transactions are permanently time-stamped and stored on many computers simultaneously and made secure by cryptographic means. […] Read more »

Dutch Digital Economy Accelerates

Digital Transformation is the process that shows how digital technologies impact business communication, decision making, automation and innovation. The speed at which digital transformation is reshaping our economy, however, is not constant and, as a recent study of DHPA, DDA, ISPConnect and The METISfiles concluded, can be positively influenced by taking a few measures regarding […] Read more »

Digital Transformation in the Netherlands

A recent study from Oxford Economics and Accenture (Digital Density Index) looks at how digital technologies can be used to unlock faster economic growth. According to the study, The Netherlands lead in Digital Transformation and The UK ranks second. Another recent study from Oxford Economics and SAP SuccessFactors  (Leaders 2020) shows a different view. This […] Read more »

The Future of the Dutch Cloud & Hosting Industry

This week METISfiles presented on the Future of the Dutch Cloud & Hosting Industry at an event organized by the Dutch Hosting Provider Association (DHPA). The current state of the Dutch cloud & hosting industry can be summarised as follows: Cloud & hosting providers provide web hosting, infrastructure hosting, application hosting (or a combination of […] Read more »

State of the Dutch Cloud

Last week METISfiles presented on the state of the Dutch cloud at a press lunch organised by Lubbers De Jong and Rubrik. Our Cloudscore (see Figure above) looks at the current state of cloud demand, supply and infrastructure  and scores segments on a five point cloud maturity/adoption scale depending on how segments perform versus the […] Read more »

Goodbye Cisco Branded Public Cloud, Hello Cisco Cloud Orchestration

Last week Cisco confirmed it’s InterCloud initiative (an attempt to compete with global public IaaS providers through interconnected partner clouds based on Cisco gear) is dead. Instead, Cisco is now concentrating on providing tools to manage hybrid clouds across cloud platforms built on any vendor’s gear, not just Cisco. Cisco is not the first infrastructure […] Read more »