Steve Hughes

Steve joined Colt in 2008 and has played a key role in developing Colt’s cloud and virtualisation services. He is a member of the IT Services portfolio marketing team where he is responsible for defining and introducing new services for the European market. Catch up with Steve’s latest views at http://www.twitter.com/coltandthecloud.

Wearables – how could your business benefit?

26 Sep 2014

From Google Glass to Samsung Galaxy Gear and now the Apple Watch, wearable technology is clearly disrupting the tech space. Predictions suggest that wearables will soon move from novelty gadgets to designated business enablers. While no one yet knows the…

Service-based delivery for the new digital economy

13 Aug 2014

A new 2014 State of Outsourcing study by HfS Research in conjunction with KPMG, has found that nearly a quarter of IT outsourcing customers will look to fire their providers if they haven’t helped them standardise, automate, or transform their…

Colt and Virtustream partner to answer the growing demand for enterprise-class cloud services in Europe

01 Aug 2014

Last week we announced a new partnership with Virtustream. This agreement will enable our customers to move their mission-critical SAP applications to the cloud smoothly and effectively, allowing them to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability and cost savings that…

The Tech Deficit: Enterprises need to transform their IT

15 Jul 2014

Colt’s Tech Deficit report points to an urgent need for an IT transformation in order for enterprise organisations across Europe to cope with challenges and exploit opportunities in the rapidly changing digital economy.

The Tech Deficit: Europe wakes up to a new problem

11 Jul 2014

You know a problem is real when it effects businesses of all sizes, in all locations and requires a similar response from everyone. The new digital economy has uncovered a ‘tech deficit’ which fits neatly into these categories. The compelling…

Making a case for the virtual workforce

05 Jun 2014

On 17 June, I will be speaking at a gathering of industry professionals at the annual Cloud World Forum in London. CWF is one of industry’s premier events gathering together leading vendors and IT decision makers from across EMEA. It…

Can we really ignore Europe’s biggest IT transformation?

28 May 2014

With trends such as cloud computing, mobile, social media and big data creating a new world of opportunities, can SMEs afford to sit back and not invest in new technology? We’ve previously spoken about the need to build a business…

XP: the end of an era but an opportunity for change

28 Apr 2014

On April 8th the deadline passed for Microsoft support of Windows XP. We have all known about this for some time, but for those businesses that have been putting off migrating away from the venerable operating system, this does provide…

Embrace BYOD, or risk your staff Just Passing Through

28 Feb 2014

We will look back on 2014 as the tipping point for BYOD (Bring your own device). Both employees and business leaders now see its value, with almost half of companies having a BYOD policy in place, and 36% developing one.

Enterprise challenges this year: is everyone a service provider?

12 Feb 2014

Steve Hughes discusses key trends affecting enterprises this year and his predictions for the remainder of the yearThe second month of 2014 is well underway, and besides signifying the success or failure of our New Year’s resolutions, it also gives…

Making cloud count in local government

30 Jan 2014

With council budgets falling year on year, local authorities are under continued pressure to cut costs while also protecting critical frontline services. One way this is being addressed is through the adoption of cloud services and the acceptance of ‘bring…

The challenge of IT leadership: big changes and small steps

19 Nov 2013

A recurrent theme at last week’s Gartner Symposium/ITXpo event in Barcelona was an impending IT leadership crisis and whether the CIO would or could step up to meet this challenge. Colt’s guest speaker at the event, Marie-Hélène Fagard (of CIONet)…