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Colt gets on board the Super Connected Cities programme to help small businesses grow and thrive

By: Paul Sinclair - 22 Sep 2014

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Through the UK Government’s “Super Connected Cities” programme, companies with less than 250 employees are eligible to apply for Connection vouchers worth £3,000 to equip their businesses with high speed connectivity.  Now offered in twenty-two cities, it is available until at least March 2015. The aim is to guarantee 95 per cent of the UK can [...] Read more

The technology and infrastructure challenges of Scottish independence

By: Hugh Cumberland - 18 Sep 2014

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Scotland decides today whether the country should be independent from the UK.  In the event of a ‘Yes’ vote, the political, economic and social upheaval will be significant. We don’t know what currency a newly independent Scotland will use, but no matter the outcome we can already speculate on a few areas. For example, Scotland would [...] Read more

What the Climate Change Agreement means for colocation providers

By: Ian Dixon - 05 Sep 2014

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Earlier last month, the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) for the UK data centre industry came into force. The CCA means that energy intensive sectors can claim discounts on carbon taxes in return for implementing energy efficiency measures, helping the UK meet carbon reduction targets. But what does it mean for colocation providers like us? The agreement [...] Read more

Amsterdam to Frankfurt charity ride: calling for your support!

By: Francois d'Essertaux - 28 Aug 2014

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At Colt we are pioneers of this learning movement. This June, we’re introducing the Learning and Communities month, where everyone is invited to join learning sessions focused on essential knowledge that can help us grow as individuals while supporting our intent to become an amazing business. [...] Read more

Why students should consider a career in the data centre industry

By: Valeria Rais - 26 Aug 2014

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It’s that time of year students have all been anticipating: results day. Thousands of students across the country are picking up their GSCE and A-Levels. Many will go on to college or university with ambitions to follow newly popular technology career paths such as gaming and app development or software specialities, but how many will have [...] Read more

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