‘Dutch schools store large amounts of data in US clouds’
Colleges and universities in the Netherlands reportedly store a disproportionate amount of data in major US public cloud environments. Nearly all Dutch universities use at least one US cloud environment.
According to researchers from the Delft University of Technology, the University of Vienna a... Read more
Blis Digital acquires Lithuanian software developer Hiper
Blis Digital, a Netherlands-based software developer, announced the acquisition of Hiper, a Lithuanian development firm. With the acquisition, Blis brings in eight experienced developers to expand its development services.
Though both companies develop custom software, the areas of expertise dif... Read more
Zoho expands in the Netherlands to accelerate growth
Zoho announced plans to further invest in the Dutch market during the local Zoholics Netherlands event. The company posted year-over-year revenue growth of 40 percent and sees the expansion of its team in the Netherlands as a way to accelerate that growth.
The acceleration is part of what Zoho r... Read more
FiberUnlimited receives €5M to expand plastic optical fibre service
FiberUnlimited received €5 million in growth capital. The Dutch company uses ultralight plastic optical fibre cables to build networks in buildings.
FiberUnlimited wants to use the capital to expand abroad. The investment was made by venture capitalist Forward One and investment company Oost ... Read more
Dutch government will be allowed to store sensitive data in public clouds
The Dutch government will be allowed to store sensitive data in commercial public cloud environments. Government entities will also be allowed to use cloud-based services provided by major providers. Alexandra van Huffelen, State Secretary for Digitalization, shared the news in a letter to the Hous... Read more
Microsoft data center guzzles scarce water supply amidst heatwave
Dutch media report that a Microsoft data center in the province of North Holland consumes more water than initially indicated. At the same time, the country faces water scarcity amidst a heatwave.
The data center is located in the municipality of Hollandse Kroon. Local media report that the dat... Read more
Cyberattack closes more than 100 dental practices in Benelux
A cyberattack forced more than 100 Belgian and Dutch dental practices to close shop. The practices are part of Colosseum Dental Benelux, a parent company with over 130 branches.
Colosseum Dental Benelux was recently hit by a cyberattack. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP) was informed. Som... Read more
Dutch Ministry of Defense misses deadline and delays 5G deployment
The Dutch Ministry of Defense won't succeed in moving its intelligence satellite station in Burum before September. The deployment of 5G in The Netherlands is delayed as a result. This is evident from a proposal to change the National Frequency Plan for the 3.5 GHz frequency spectrum.
The 3.5 GH... Read more
Privacy authority bans Google Workspace in Danish municipalities
The Danish privacy authority prohibits the use of Google Workspace in the city of Helsingør (Elsinore). According to the privacy authority, the ban applies to any local government that uses Workspace under an illegal data processing agreement (DPA).
Google Workspace consists of tools such as ... Read more
Google to construct two Dutch data centers despite national ban
Google moves to construct two data centers in Groningen, a Dutch province. The national government refuses to authorize new hyperscalers, which the tech giant hopes to circumvent by cutting back on size.
Between 2014 and 2016, Google built its first data center in Groningen, a northern province... Read more