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Colt announces UK winners of the 2009 Partner of the Year Awards

The winners of this year’s awards are: o Sales & Marketing Agent of the Year: Progressive Consulting Limited (PCL). o Sales & Marketing Reseller of the Year: BIS Limited o Business win of the year: Marlin Communications, Inc. o Innovation Partner of the Year: Virocom Limited o New Partner of the Year: G3 Network Services…

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Electrocomponents selects Colt’s consultancy competence to advise on its IT strategy

Colt, a leading provider of business communications and IT managed services, today announced that Electrocomponents, a leading distributor of electronic, electrical and industrial components, selected Colt’s consultancy offering to help assess its future computing needs. Under the partnership, Colt has worked with Electrocomponents to facilitate a better understanding of its application landscape and interdependences and…

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Colt breaks down international borders for Pan-European business communications

Colt, a leading provider of business communications and managed services, has announced that it will offer large European businesses a single flat rate for international Ethernet services. With cross-border communication the mainstay of daily business for many large enterprises, Colt’s new flat rate Ethernet pricing enables users to pay for the amount of bandwidth provided…

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Colt to deliver enhanced cloud services with TIBCO software

Colt, a leading European provider of business communications and managed services, today announced that the company has selected TIBCO’s cloud software to provide organisations throughout Europe with the ability to deploy and manage enterprise applications across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures in real-time. These enhanced Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service…

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MeetingZone adds Colt VoIP to its conference service platform

Colt, a leading European provider of business communications, today announced it is providing IP connectivity to support MeetingZone’s audio conferencing facilities in the UK and Europe. As the UK’s largest independent conference and collaboration service provider, MeetingZone will be adding Colt’s SIP Trunking service, Colt VoIP Access, to its audio conferencing services in order to…

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Colt launches Cloud Infrastructure Services to deliver IT flexibility while reducing costs

Colt, a leading European provider of business communications and managed services, has today announced the launch of its Cloud Infrastructure Services, a portfolio of services designed to bring the benefits of cloud flexibility to enterprise users. The Colt Cloud Infrastructure Services portfolio provides business customers with a combination of dedicated, virtual and shared infrastructure. It…

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Colt drives ever faster financial trading in 2010 and beyond

Colt, a leading European provider of business communications, today announced a new range of services called Fastnet Ultra, which it will be rolling out in 2010 to meet the ongoing demand for lowest latency networks from the financial trading community. These services are the latest step in eliminating the causes of latency and aim to…

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Security: The single biggest barrier to cloud computing adoption

Research conducted amongst European CIOs has found that 68 per cent of respondents say security fears prevent them from adopting cloud computing services. This concern was especially high in the UK with 74 per cent of UK CIO’s highlighting security as the factor they consider to be the main barrier to cloud services adoption. The…

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COLT named Best Regional Operator 2009 at World Communication Awards

COLT, a leading European provider of business communications, was named Best Regional Operator 2009 at the World Communications Awards (WCA) in London last night. The award recognises COLT’s success over the last year in being known as one of the most trusted providers of converged data, voice and managed services to European businesses. The company…

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Lack of knowledge and confusion is inhibiting adoption of cloud computing

The rate of adoption of cloud computing is directly linked to levels of knowledge about cloud services according to a report published today by COLT, a leading European provider of managed services and business communications. As the understanding of cloud computing increases, the rate of adoption of cloud services could be set for explosive growth…

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UK enterprises risk wasting £multi-million telecoms budgets with inefficient network technologies

According to a new commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of COLT, enterprises typically spend 25 to 30% of their annual IT budget on telecoms, but many are not giving this spend the attention it deserves. By moving to leading-edge Ethernet for their company networks and taking the time to understand which underlying…

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COLT strengthens relationship with Avaya to improve voice services for large businesses

COLT, a leading European provider of business communications, has strengthened its partnership with Avaya enabling it to deliver an enhanced IP Voice Solution to customers. Now certified as an Avaya Service Delivery Partner, COLT will provide large businesses across Europe with an improved IP Voice solution package that will allow customers to outsource the management…

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