Colt appoints Simon Walsh as Executive Vice President of Colt Enterprise Services


Colt, Europe’s leading information delivery platform, today announced that it will appoint Simon Walsh as Executive Vice President of its newly formed Colt Enterprise Services business.

Walsh will join Colt in February 2011 from Computacenter, where he was UK Managing Director and will be responsible for expanding the company’s role as a major provider of integrated networking, IT and communications services.

Walsh brings considerable managed services experience to Colt. He will continue the focus on its enterprise cloud strategy which is uniquely positioned to meet the cost and speed to market pressures of businesses throughout Europe.

As part of Colt’s new go to market model, its Enterprise Services business will focus on helping enterprises achieve increased levels of performance by integrating networking and IT services. Drawing on its pioneering European network and extensive data centre services over 3,000 enterprises across Europe rely on Colt’s expertise to design, deliver and manage their vital IT and network needs.

Rakesh Bhasin, Chief Executive Officer at Colt, commented: “Simon Walsh is a significant figure in the IT industry and demonstrates our commitment and focus on offering enterprises a unique and integrated IT experience. He brings a wealth of experience to our senior leadership team and a proven track record in business transformation”.

About Colt
Colt is the leading information delivery platform for European business, enabling its customers to share process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated networking and IT managed services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 19 countries, 25,000 km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 34 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 17,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres, whilst services reach via partners covers all European countries and targeted destinations worldwide. In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative modular data centres which are high quality, rapid to deploy and power efficient.

Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net

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