Matthew Gingell

Matthew is responsible for plotting the strategic direction of Colt’s Data Centre Business through development of its service offer and its channel to market. Matthew has 30 years of experience in the data centre and telecommunications industry and has previously held senior roles including those as Vice President of Application Hosting at Equant (now Orange Business Services) and as a director of Telecity. View more information about Matthew Gingell

Research highlights major implications for data centre services across Europe

01 Jul 2014

Our latest research highlights a worrying new problem for organisations across Europe- a gap between business needs and the technology to support them. This is the ‘tech deficit’ and the implications for data centre users are weighing heavily on the…

Busting the Myths… Crocodile Tiers

22 Apr 2014

Data centre tiering has become the de facto method for classifying a data centre’s reliability and availability. In an instant, it offers insight and gives further weighting to the important “what if” variable that hangs over the heads of many…

Removing risk from the data centre

16 Apr 2014

The role of the data centre has shifted dramatically. Rather than somewhere to simply store data, it’s now the hinge on which the technology driven enterprise rests now. So it will come as no surprise that CIOs are finding it…

Going beyond “green” with energy management

11 Apr 2014

Once considered something only “green” businesses spoke of, today ‘energy management’ has become more than a buzzword or corporate tick box for businesses across Europe. In a recent Colt report – ‘The Four Forces of Data Centre Disruption’ – it…

Business transformation is putting the IT department to the test

04 Apr 2014

As the world of business continues to evolve, we all face the challenge of trying to keep up with technology and the increasing pressures from this fast paced environment. But perhaps no one more so than today’s CIO.CIOs need to…

Data location and CIO strategy

28 Mar 2014

Step back just a few years and the terms ‘data strategy’ and ‘strategic business thinking’ would be two terms unlikely to share the same management or board meeting agenda. Now of course things are very different – they are comfortable…

Four Forces of Data Centre Disruption and the Changing Role of the CIO

21 Mar 2014

In recent years the changing role of the CIO has been fertile ground for discussion and debate amongst the IT community. Senior IT decision makers have had no choice but to adapt and expand their knowledge of both emerging technology…