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SASE: disruptive change or gradual evolution?

There’s a lot of talk about Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), but what does it really mean? The term itself was coined by Neil MacDonald…

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Colt Set to Connect to Cboe Europe Derivatives From Day One

Capital Market customers will benefit from a quick turn on and low latency connection to the new pan-European equity derivatives exchange.

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Colt launches SD WAN Remote Access to support surge in hybrid working

Colt becomes one of the first to deliver a managed SD WAN service integrated with Versa SASE.

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Colt ranked highly in GlobalData report

Colt has been named a very strong performer by independent industry analyst GlobalData in its new report, Colt – Business Services Europe. Colt received scored…

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Leading independent video game publisher serving customers worldwide

Leading video game company uses Colt Private Wave to connect four regional studios to the company´s Paris data centre.

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Delivering a truly global experience; our record high NPS

As a company, we strive to be the most customer oriented business in our industry. Our Customer Service and Customer Intelligence teams work tirelessly to…

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Enabled

For someone with a disability or long term condition, the workplace can be a minefield of potential obstacles, frustrations and straight-up roadblocks to what they need to do or where they need to go. From accessibility ramps to subtitles on video content, there are a number of things we can do to help our disabled team members feel more at home.

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How DevOps and NetOps can influence digital transformation

The Network Operations (NetOps) and Development Operations (DevOps) functions utilise similar tools, methods and techniques to improve the customer’s experience when building a flexible, software-defined…

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Colt joins IBM partner ecosystem to collaborate on 5G and Edge

Colt and IBM to collaborate on edge solutions for enterprise customers

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What’s in a name?

The workplace can be a difficult place to navigate for a trans person – deciding on which bathroom to use isn’t quite as straightforward as it is for cisgender colleagues, for example, not to mention fielding questions on appearance. So how can we best support our trans coworkers? And our coworkers who are transitioning?

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Colt Technology Services presents The World in 2030: a global connected economy, in partnership with BCE Global and Ciena

Andrew Edison, Colt’s EVP – Sales, Marketing & CRM (Interim), will speak alongside Hamish McRae, Associate Editor and Economics Commentator at The Independent and City Columnist at the Mail on Sunday, between 14.00 – 14.45pm BST, in a virtual session titled, “The World in 2030: a global connected economy.”

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Why an agile digital platform is key to success in SAP migrations

In our latest cloud research report, we found that Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are the focus areas for the next…

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About Telephone Relay Service

The “telephone relay service” enables people with hearing or speech disabilities to communicate with other people over the phone through sign language interpreter operators, respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This service is provided by the telephone relay service provider designated by Minister of Internal Affairs and Telecommunications (MIC).

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Connect media and entertainment to the future

The media, entertainment and gaming industry is at a crossroads. Throughout the pandemic, most companies managed to work around their disconnected infrastructure to still deliver great experiences.

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Class dismissed

In 2019, 56.5% of disadvantaged young people in the UK left school without a GCSE equivalent. Compare that with the 75% of employers who require a GCSE equivalent for entry level roles. And it’s not just education – nepotism is rife when it comes to internships and work experience for young people. What can we do to boost social mobility and break those deep-rooted cycles of class inequality?

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IDC infobrief: De-risking your SAP migration to the cloud

SAP migrations to the cloud are gathering pace. Ensuring that they are run on a best-in-class, cloud-optimised network, is pivotal to delivering a great customer…

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A day in the life of a Colt Engineer – Aarushi Sharma

It’s Women in Engineering Day, so we took the opportunity to speak to Aarushi Sharma about a typical day in her life and role in incident jeopardy management in Gurgaon, India.

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A day in the life of a Colt Engineer – Mireia Sospedra

Today is International Women in Engineering Day, so to mark the day we took the opportunity to speak to Mireia Sospedra about a typical day in her life as an incoming Mechanical Engineer in Barcelona.

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Supporting our people with wellbeing days

Working under the cloud of a pandemic has been an exhausting experience for everyone. We have thousands of dedicated Colties across our business who are…

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Colt Enhances Oracle FastConnect in United Kingdom Dual-region Cloud

Colt is expanding its IQ Network footprint to Oracle’s dual-region Cloud to continue to serve the growing Cloud connectivity requirements of enterprise and government organisations.

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So you want to be an ally?

A key theme that emerged from 2020’s BLM protest was the active involvement of non-Black people seeking to be allies. But what does being an ally really mean? And how can you be one to those around you – taking constructive steps instead of being patronising or facetious?

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Celebrating Pride Month: Why pride of place is important 

Pride Month is celebrated in June each year to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a pivotal protest that changed the face of LGBTQ+…

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Colt strengthens its Strategy & Transformation function with team changes

Colt announces changes to its Strategy & Transformation team under Jaya Deshmukh.

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Colt Technology Services commits to levelling up the UK

Colt Technology Services (Colt) has committed to play a key role in levelling up the UK by partnering on the development of a set of Levelling Up Goals.

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Colt and NorthC Datacenters partner to provide connectivity solutions globally

Through this partnership, customers of Colt and NorthC Datacenters (NorthC) can directly connect their infrastructure to both the expansive Colt IQ Network and NorthC’s footprint.

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i3D.net: leading provider of high-performance game hosting and global infrastructure services

i3D.net, a leading provider of high-performance hosting and global infrastructure services, uses the +100Gbps Colt IQ Network to provide direct access from the local Smartdc datacenter in Rotterdam into +950 globally IQ ready datacenters.

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Coming out at work

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, the question of whether or not to come out at work is complicated – as of 2018, Stonewall reported that over a third of LGBTQ+ people don’t come out in their workplace for fear of discrimination. So how do we create a space where people can not only come out, but thrive in their environment?

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Colt Technology Services to present at Telecom Blitz Week, Summer Edition

Head of Mobile Connectivity Solutions, Mark Gilmour will speak at FierceTelecom’s “Telecom Blitz Week, Summer Edition,” taking place from 7 – 9 June, 2021.

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What is Universal CPE?

uCPE (or Universal Customer Premise equipment), is a general purpose platform that integrates compute, storage and networking on a commodity, off-the-shelf server, allowing it to provide network services (such as SD WAN, firewall etc.) as virtual functions to any site on a network. uCPE is the equivalent of a “Cloud for network services”, but at the customer premise.

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Cloud connect explained

IP connect, cloud connect, direct connect, dedicated interconnect, direct link, fast connect …… What does it all mean?!? Introduction History of cloud connect Public Internet…

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Colt takes network innovation to new heights with a 400G-capable Routed Optical Networking solution on its IQ Network

Adopting a combination of Cisco Silicon One hardware, Segment Routing MPLS software and 400G OpenZR+ technology, Colt is future-proofing further its global IQ Packet Network.

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Colt enables i3D.net gaming and enterprise customers to be prepared for a high bandwidth, low latency future

Through this partnership, i3D.net and Smartdc can meet the network demands of today and tomorrow with Colt’s IQ Network Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 26 May 2021…

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Recite Me: Providing an accessibility tool for our website visitors

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than a billion people (15% of the world’s population) are estimated to live with some form of…

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Changing the face of the telecoms industry, what I have learnt in my first year as CEO

Last week marked my anniversary of becoming CEO. I have to say it has been a journey that I never imagined against the backdrop of…

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Namex 2021 virtual meeting

9th June 2021
Namex is the annual meeting gathering telecoms operators and stakeholders in the internet digital ecosystem. The event provides a platform to hear from industry experts on future trends and to network during one-to one meetings.

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Technology evolution will underpin the next wave of enterprise cloud migration

Colt Technology Services has today released new research into enterprise plans for the next wave of technology migration. The findings demonstrate a hunger for emerging tech solutions, with 54 percent of respondents citing ‘technology evolution’ as a key enabler of their plans.

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We’ve joined the Valuable 500 to tackle disability inclusion in business

To help tackle disability inclusion in business, Colt has united with 500 other corporations as part of the Valuable 500, an international disability network putting disability on the business leadership agenda.

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Jaya Deshmukh named EVP of Strategy and Transformation

In this newly created role, Jaya will lead Colt’s Strategy and Transformation team to develop and implement Colt’s long-term strategy.

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Keri Gilder is #20 on the EMpower Ethnic Minority Top 50 Advocates List 2021

Colt’s CEO Keri Gilder is named alongside 50 others in the Advocate List, celebrating those that drive equality in business and break down barriers at work for ethnic minorities.

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RGP Europe: global consulting firm that offers business services in finance and accounting

RGP Europe, a global consulting firm that offers business services in finance and accounting, transitions to hybrid working through Cloud SBC and enables Microsoft Teams for inbound and outbound calls on their fixed company numbers, regardless of their location.

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Providing new experiences with the Colt Online Dashboard

Towards the end of last year, we announced changes to our Colt Online portal, the user-friendly online tool for Colt customers and partners that allows…

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The future of work is here and it’s hybrid

Learn how to prepare your business for the hybrid workforce and implement a successful digital transformation strategy.  

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Why 2021 should be the year of the ally

The Pride Matters committee, our LGBT+ network at Colt, recently commemorated LGBT+ History Month to celebrate those throughout history who have empowered the LGBT+ community.

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How secure is your network?

With the average cost of a data breach reaching $3.92 million, and DDoS attacks increasing by 967% this year alone, there’s never been a more important time to secure your network.

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Shining the spotlight: Being a Full Stack Developer at Colt

We’ve launched this blog series to shine the spotlight on some of the different roles we have across Colt. We want to better understand what…

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Gender Pay Gap 2020

At Colt, we strive to build an inclusive workplace thriving on diversity.  The release of our 2020 Gender Pay Gap report is an opportunity to…

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Be big. Be bold. Be connected.

Most pharmas lack the complete connectivity to make effective change. But Colt’s network optimisation breathes life into any digital transformation, enabling greater collaboration and data sharing.

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Colt futureproofs Voice portfolio in Japan, with launch of VoiceLINE(v)

Colt is bringing its IP-based ISDN Phone Service to Japan, enabling enterprises to simplify the migration to SIP Trunking. Tokyo, 28 April 2021 – Colt…

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How Colt and the telco industry stepped up in 2020

2020 was a year where connectivity mattered more than ever. As millions of us worked from home or spent time away from loved ones, the…

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The challenges of Artificial intelligence (AI) for improving IT Service Management

 By Assunta Adiceam – Mesmin, Regional Manager France – Customer Relationship & Service Management of Colt Technology Services The COVID-19 pandemic has rocketed the adoption…

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Leading provider of medical devices in the global healthcare sector

Leading provider of medical devices in the global healthcare sector chooses Colt´s cloud-first strategy to reduce TCO of their IT, increased employee productivity, optimised application performance and delivered improved flexibility and security

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Colt Technology Services embarks on 70-strong recruitment drive

The company is undertaking a recruitment drive in a bid to appoint 70 new members to the Colt family.

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How Colt is using an online portal to improve the experience of our Voice resellers

As the world becomes more digital, the importance of online portals has become significant. Voice resellers need control over their numbers any time and anywhere…

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Essilor

Colt services make it quick and easy to transfer, access and back up critical services and terabytes of data. From humble beginnings in Paris 170 years ago,…

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Colt establishes new ultra-low latency connectivity in Thailand providing Market Data and Managed Services at best-in-market latencies

Colt announced the introduction of new ultra-low latency connectivity routes, Market Data and Managed Services in Thailand, delivering best-in-class latency speeds between Bangkok and other major capital cities in Asia.

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CAPCOM

CAPCOM, headquartered in Osaka, is a leading video game manufacturer which has developed some of the world’s most popular video games such as “Street Fighter II” and “Resident Evil (BIOHAZARD)”.

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Colt deepens ties with IBM to accelerate adoption of edge computing

Colt Technology Services’ selects IBM Cloud Satellite to drive innovation and more flexibility for customers around deploying hybrid cloud applications at the edge and enabling…

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Celebrating 25 years of Colt Germany

From 2 Gbps to 400 Gbps; 2021 marks a quarter of a century of the Colt network in Germany, delivering industry-leading connectivity solutions to German…

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Colt completes 600G wavelength testing in a live long-haul network trial in Japan

Colt now has achieved another milestone by successfully provisioning 600G wavelengths, making Colt the first and only provider with a capability to transport 600G wavelengths in a long-haul live network in Japan.

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Colt is recognised with Frost & Sullivan’s 2021 European Customer Value Leadership Award

  Based on its recent analysis of the European business network services market, Frost & Sullivan has recognised Colt with the 2021 European Customer Value…

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Is your network ready for hybrid working?

Getting ready for hybrid working is something that every enterprise can do by going through three key steps: move to a fully cloud-based digital workplace, implement an extended security perimeter and support this with secure, flexible connectivity.

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Introducing the Colt Partner Hub: delivering customer value through our partner ecosystem

The Colt Partner Hub is a partnership programme launching this week that enables partnership by design, not by chance.

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The Gold Standard; Colt tops Europe for Best Innovation in Customer Service

At Colt, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. It’s written in our strategy, it’s in our vision, and we’re focused…

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Colt remains second in the Vertical Systems Group’s end of year Global Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Colt has retained a strong second place on the Vertical Systems year-end 2020 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard.

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The future of enterprise cloud 3.0 whitepaper

What is the future of enterprise cloud? Hear from the big tech players We’re entering the next evolution of cloud 3.0. What a journey it…

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How we’re providing laptops to schools to help keep children connected

Connectivity has always mattered at Colt. Over the next few months we’re replacing all laptops used by our employees which are over five years old and giving the old ones to schools across the globe.

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Windstream Wholesale and Colt drive partnership forward with successful 400G managed spectrum trial

Windstream Wholesale and Colt Technology Services solidified their technology partnership by successfully trialing an optical spectrum solution, building a 600G wavelength using their own coherent transmission system.

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2021 cloud and connectivity trends eBook

Where is the cloud heading in 2021? 2020 was an unexpected catalyst of change. With the rise of cloud computing becoming mission-critical, amplified by large-scale…

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Choose to Challenge; Francesca and Maria share their thoughts on International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day, we asked some of our female leaders at Colt for their thoughts on IWD and the importance of representation, inspiration and challenging gender stereotypes in making positive change. Here, Francesca and Maria share their views.

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Colt launches global SD WAN White Label solution

Colt now enables partners to offer its feature-rich and award-winning SD WAN proposition to their end customers globally, without the need for heavy investment or extensive development.

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Colt Technology Services positioned as a Visionary in the Gartner 2021 “Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global”

Gartner has again recognised Colt Technology Services as a Visionary in the latest Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global, due to its completeness of vision and ability to execute.

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Choose to Challenge; Tanya shares her thoughts on International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day, we asked some of our female leaders at Colt for their thoughts and the importance of representation, inspiration and challenging gender stereotypes in making positive change. Dr Tanya Goldhaber, who holds a PhD in Engineering and is Global Strategy Manager in Colt’s CEO Office, shares her view.

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How Colt’s innovative approach has set us and our customers up for success

It was a great feeling to discover that Colt has once again been included as a Visionary in Gartner 2021  Magic Quadrant for Network Services,…

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Another year in partnership with the Berlinale

This is an exciting time of the year for the film industry and its enthusiasts as the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) kicks off, ready…

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How Colt used its European footprint to help our Capital Markets clients

After the recent announcement that Amsterdam had overtaken London as the largest European Trading Hub for Equities, one could be forgiven for wondering where this fracturing of liquidity would leave European Capital Markets, and more generally, London’s position at the centre.

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Opening up for LGBT+ History Month: Remember and ask questions

What’s the great thing about people? Well, we’re all different, we are all unique, we all have our own story to tell. Our life experiences are what make us diverse.

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Building a sustainable future; Colt’s top EcoVadis score

Colt’s latest EcoVadis rating puts it in the 91st percentile for the industry, with a score of 63, earning Colt a Silver medal and a place in the top 10% of telco companies registered for ESG performance.

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Opening up for LGBT+ History Month: Why being seen is crucial

What’s the great thing about people? Well, we’re all different, we are all unique, we all have our own story to tell. Our life experiences are what make us diverse.

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Opening up for LGBT+ History Month: Why education and acceptance is so important moving forward

What’s the great thing about people? Well, we’re all different, we are all unique, we all have our own story to tell. Our life experiences are what make us diverse.

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WSE: An alternative look at EMEA equity market opportunities

Our experts from the WSE, ABM AMRO Clearing and Colt discuss capital markets within Poland & how to globally access this exciting market

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Opening up for LGBT+ History Month: Live and let live

What’s the great thing about people? Well, we’re all different, we are all unique, we all have our own story to tell. Our life experiences…

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Colt launches Global SIP Trunking service in South Korea; expands offering in the US

Colt expands its Voice presence in Asia and the US by launching Global SIP Trunking in South Korea and six new US states.

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Colt and Solvion to offer comprehensive cloud telephony solutions

Through this partnership, Colt and Solvion will be able to better assist enterprises in the DACH region utilise the transformative Microsoft Office 365 suite.  …

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Opening up for LGBT+ History Month: Why LGBT+ history is so important

What’s the great thing about people? Well, we’re all different, we are all unique, we all have our own story to tell. Our life experiences…

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How Boomers and Millennials can work better together

There are so many stereotypes about the different generations – that Millennials spend too much money on avocado toast or that Baby Boomers are out of touch – but what happens when members of different generations are all under one roof? In this episode, we look at getting the best out of a multigenerational workforce and how to harness the power of each generation.

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Colt and Equinix delivering an intelligent network at software speed

Today’s digital economy demands agility and innovation. To stay ahead, enterprises are increasingly relying on collaboration and integration with multiple service providers and partners to…

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Opening up for LGBT+ History month: Celebrating French novelist Colette

What’s the great thing about people? Well, we’re all different, we are all unique, we all have our own story to tell. Our life experiences are what make us diverse.

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PacketFabric expands SDN services into Europe via Colt On Demand

PacketFabric, an innovator of on-demand connectivity for enterprise customers to the secure private internet, today announced a strategic partnership with Colt Technology Services, a leading provider of global high bandwidth connectivity solutions.

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Planning for an SD WAN future

The challenging and unpredictable nature of 2020 forced enterprises everywhere to review their IT priorities and focus spending around what really matters – continuity, resilience, agility and ease of management. In this context it is easy to see why the popularity of SD WAN has not only sustained but increased in the last year.

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Customer experience; continuing to lead with our NPS

Last year we smashed records for our Net Promotor Score (NPS). Our strong performance continued throughout the year and we closed Q4 with a fantastic score of 69 in Europe and 35 in Asia.

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Busting myths around neurodiversity

Over the past few years, neurodiversity has emerged as an important element to consider in inclusion strategies, but what do we mean when we talk about neurodiversity? And how can we cater to our non-neurotypical colleagues? In this episode, we break down misconceptions around neurodiversity and reshape it as a superpower.

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Mirko Voltolini named VP of Strategy and Innovation

In this newly created role, Mirko will work closely with the wider Strategy and Transformation team to help develop and implement Colt’s long term strategy.

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Why connectivity matters: Connecting with students through a virtual internship

Massive changes have happened to our lives in the past year, most notable is how virtual our world is due to the pandemic. Previously you…

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The definitive guide to NetOps

The whole concept of NetOps is to give enterprises the right philosophies and tools to build a network that can respond quickly to application and end user needs.

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I don’t want to be seen as a token

This week we talk with three women of Colt, who share the experiences they’ve had in their careers that shaped the women they are today. Jeme, Helen and Shweta reflect on the shifting perceptions of women in the workplace, the frustrations of tokenism and the importance of taking risks.

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Colt Technology Services announces new EVP of HR

Tessa Raum has been named EVP HR of Colt, bringing a wealth of experience in the technology industry to the position. London, UK, 21st January…

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How SD WAN is evolving to support the future network landscape

Its swift evolution is being driven not just by the growth of cloud and need for secure access at a fast-changing network edge, but by the continual change in enterprise network architectures.

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How a cloud contact centre enables your business to aim higher

Contact centres play a critical role in an organisations customer engagement strategy. Despite the rapid change in agents physical location over the past year, the…

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Caroline Griffin Pain is #9 on the OUTstanding 50 LGBT+ Executives List

I’m incredibly proud and honoured to be included in this year’s OUTstanding LGBT+ Executives List, supported by Yahoo Finance. Being an ally and champion of…

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Colt to support connectivity backbone for i-TEC Cloud Connect

Colt announced that ITEC Hankyu Hanshin Co., Ltd. has selected Colt’s services in Asia.

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