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Addressing the Tech Deficit

By: Colt Technology Services - 17 Dec 2014

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The digital economy is transforming the landscape in which businesses operate. Research indicates that 72% of European businesses are currently facing a tech deficit, whilst 20% have no strategy in place to address it. Increasingly, customer demand is pushing businesses to the limits of their infrastructure and without making the necessary changes, those businesses face an [...] Read more

Data Centre with an Operational Excellence Difference

By: Alistair Farndale - 17 Dec 2014

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The data centre industry and colocation market is a competitive – sometimes commoditised – one, where countless vendors shout about themselves to see who can be heard loudest. So in a market where customers have such choice, it can be hard to differentiate fact from fiction and the reality from the marketing spin. Perhaps this is [...] Read more

The false economy of legacy

By: Hugh Cumberland - 12 Dec 2014

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It is increasingly apparent that the longer-term viability and profitability of any financial institution depends on ending its reliance on legacy technology – IT systems that have been in place for decades and are no longer fit for the much changed business purpose. Extensive merger and acquisition activity in the industry has contributed to technological deficiencies, [...] Read more

Why colocation is the right step towards simplicity

By: Jeff Aberle - 11 Dec 2014

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European demand for data centre colocation is up 59% this year, despite fears over an economic slowdown in the Eurozone. Though there is still some uncertainty over financial stability, it clearly isn’t slowing down the future plans for many businesses. When it comes to colocation, which side of the fence does your business sit on? Are [...] Read more

Driving business success and agility with scalable IT

By: Colt Technology Services - 10 Dec 2014

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The rapid pace of technology innovation is opening the door to new business models, accelerating competition between fast-growing new entrants to the market and industry stalwarts. Yet, many businesses will struggle to adapt to future changes in their industry, scale their services and introduce new offerings in response to competitive pressures, because they lack agility and [...] Read more

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