‘SMEs can keep up with growth by focusing on digitization’
Dutch SMEs can keep up with the sector's tremendous growth by focusing on digitization. This is what ING bank's economists conclude in a recent sector update.
According to the local sector update, the growth of the Dutch tech industry -- which includes giants like ASML and Philips -- increased s... Read more
Experis Ciber, PEAK-IT and iSense merge into Experis
Experis Ciber, PEAK-IT and iSense are merging into Experis Netherlands, one of the country's largest IT staffing firms.
Experis Ciber specializes in consultancy. PEAK-IT and iSense focus on IT staffing. Between 2015 and 2018, the three were acquired by ManpowerGroup, an international staffing f... Read more
Dutch Police offer no protection for hacked suspect data
Last year, the Dutch police performed 28 hacks the devices of suspects. In 23 cases, the supplier of the software used was able to access suspect data. This is made evident by an inspection by the national ministry of Justice and Security.
In 2019, the Dutch police force gained new ways to hack... Read more
Tech startups face ‘period of great uncertainty’
Apple lost 200 billion dollars in value, Alphabet's figures dissapoint and Twitter is no longer hiring. The IT industry is under pressure worldwide. Western Europe faces consequences. "We are entering a period of great uncertainty", warned Prins Constantijn, startup ambassador and brother to the ki... Read more
Dutch privacy authority reports growing number of data breaches
The Dutch privacy authority (AP) signalled growing numbers in its data breach report of 2021. Attacks on IT suppliers are increasingly impacting the supply chain.
The data breach report for 2021 shows that 24,866 breaches were reported in the Netherlands last year. According to the AP, organizat... Read more
Dutch 5G auction is delayed once more
The Dutch auction for the 5G spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band is delayed again. The band has to be shared with Immarsat, a satellite company operating a ground station in the Netherlands. Resultingly, the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate recommended delaying the auction for now.
For s... Read more
‘Tax rules for expats harm Dutch tech sector’
Reducing tax benefits for expats has a detrimental effect on the tech sector in the Netherlands. This is what employers' association VNO-NCW writes on behalf of large tech organizations in an urgent letter to the Dutch government.
Roughly 30 Dutch tech companies, including ASML, Ayden, NXP, CM.c... Read more
‘Dutch bill proposes to expand wiretapping by intelligence agencies’
Dutch intelligence agencies hope to expand their hacking and wiretapping capabilities in response to the Ukraine crisis.
The Volkskrant, a reputable Dutch newspaper, claims to have seen a private bill that proposes to expand the hacking and interception capabilities of intelligence agencies in t... Read more
Apax Funds and Warburg Pincus to acquire T-Mobile Netherlands
The transaction values the company at an Enterprise Value of €5.1bn.
Apax Funds and Warburg Pincus have agreed to acquire T-Mobile Netherlands Holding B.V. from Deutsche Telekom AG and Tele2 AB. They announced the deal in a press release this week.
T-Mobile is a leading European telecommuni... Read more
ASML’s second-quarter net profits rise by 38% as demand rallies
One of the world's biggest semiconductors suppliers, ASML, had an optimistic 2021 sales outlook released on Wednesday, where it announced a new share buyback as sales went up. Given that we are in the middle of a chip shortage, it is not surprising that ASML is confident about the future.
On ear... Read more