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The CIO of 2015

In the last few weeks I’ve met a number of CIOs at various industry events including the CIO Connect Annual Conference. The main recurring theme was “Where is the CIO role going?” driven by three major trends. First is the emergence of Consumerisation and Bring Your Own Device. In her “Are you an adult at…

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Colt Technology Services in partnership with NEC commence mobile operator trials with Femto as a Service

London, 17 October 2012Colt Technology Services in partnership with NEC, today announced that it is conducting the first ever live trials of Small Cells using Femto-as-a-Service (FaaS) with a leading, large-scale European mobile operator, using a multi-operator Small Cell (Femto) Gateway. The FaaS offer from Colt breaks down the investment barrier for mobile operators to…

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Carglass and Gunnebo Testimonial

Alain Abgrall (Director of Operations, Gunnebo) and Nicolas Lenoir (Director of Client Relations, Carglass) discuss why they selected Colt INteractiv…

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Let’s think twice about the self-service bandwagon

Why does the IT industry assume that ‘self-service’ is always the way to go? When we speak to our clients, it’s frequently not what they want — at least, not if self-service means self-provisioning.

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Colt announces availability of the most extensive VMware vCloud ® Suite 5.1 datacenter estate in Europe

London, 9 October, 2012Colt Technology Services today announced that it is the first service provider to implement a pan-European vCloud platform, based on the new VMware vCloud Suite 5.1. Colt now operates the largest and most extensive vCloud ® Datacenter Service estate in Europe. Colt is also building on these extended vCloud capabilities by launching…

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Colt delivers in-house legal team innovation

In general, the legal department isn’t always associated with innovative ways of providing services, but here at Colt, we’ve taken a good, hard look at how we provide those services to our business for our internal and external customers, to enable the business and support our company’s growth. Any initiatives we have taken over the…

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Gaining traction – building Cloud-based revenue

The growth in cloud-based services predicted by IDC comes as no surprise. The fact that these services will account for 16% of all IT spend will make IT channel partners sit up and take note as it presents a significant threat, but if action is taken it presents an even bigger opportunity. There are many…

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Application-Aware Network delivers simplicity

Colt delivers an application-aware network that cuts complexity and increases productivity and ease of communication for users across 12 countries…

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CPE: From Customer Premises Equipment to Cloud Powered Experience

Historically most Service Providers, especially for their business offerings, have been installing multiple devices on customer premises to deliver Internet access or IPVPN services over diverse WAN transport technologies. Beyond the higher unit cost and more complex service delivery and assurance, this additional CPE router also constrained customer services.

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Colt launches new managed contact centre solution for the reseller channel

London, 2 October, 2012 Colt, Europe’s leading information delivery platform, today announced the launch of a new hosted contact centre solution, designed to enable resellers to build and manage their own contact centre services for their customers. The new solution provides a highly functional and easy-to-use platform to help resellers serve the needs of the…

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Why IT will never be the same again

There are major changes underway in the delivery and consumption of IT services that will impact everybody in their personal and business lives. While the effects are being felt already in the design of new devices, software development, data centre design, IT and network provision – there are three underlying trends that will carry these…

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Real-time IT management from the Cloud – ThinkGrid’s Channel Advantage

As more organisations move to provision their IT externally, companies are turning to the channel to provide them with advanced solutions that are smart, flexible and cost-effective. The idea of a customer being able to turn-on IT at a switch, as a utility, is one that is getting closer to being a reality every day.

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