Andreas Kederer

Andreas Kederer is Director of Managed Services for Colt Communication Services.

Meetings for success

18 Jul 2013

A recent article reflecting on the pros and cons of virtual meetings showed that 6 months after Procter & Gamble first started using telepresence video conferencing,  the company had eliminated 6000 flights. At Colt, we can believe it. Travelling is…

Protecting your data

Use the Cloud and worry less

17 Jul 2013

Given that many businesses see the prospect of migrating data and applications to the Cloud as a bit of a headache (as we illustrated with our infographic), it is interesting to note that more and more SMEs are reporting the…

VoIP – driving the home working network

15 Jul 2013

A friend of mine works for an IT software training company. They don’t have an office. Each member of the 10-strong team works from home and communicates via email and Skype.  With some black humour he refers to it as…

How to avoid “bill shock”

12 Jul 2013

Businesses have always looked for the best ways to cut costs and keep operations running smoothly. ICT is of course no exception. Almost everything has a running cost associated with it: from training, to maintenance, to licence renewal. As workers…

Can’t live with IT, can’t live without IT

28 Jun 2013

Is the health of your network more important than the health of your employees? If a recent survey by Brother[1] is right, then chances are your answer to that question will be “yes”.  In fact, 75% of small businesses surveyed…

Cloud computing: the journey to understanding

25 Jun 2013

At Colt we understand that cloud services can be confusing. There are hundreds of cloud services, some offering very simple services, others more complex. We’re dedicated to helping you navigate your way through the options available. Over half of SMEs…

Tablets may be the future, but don’t throw your PC away just yet

21 Jun 2013

The analyst firm Analysis Mason recently reported on the huge growth in tablet use across Europe – sales of tablets doubled in 2012. Apple’s iPad claimed 46% of the European market, whilst lower-priced Android devices, such as the Google Nexus…

Trust me, I’m more productive than you think

12 Jun 2013

Want to make your staff more productive? Send them home! After all, more than 70% of people claim to do more work when they are away from the office, according to research conducted by Microsoft. cloudpro.co.uk highlighted some of the…

Still worried about cloud computing? Let’s have a word (or two)…

05 Jun 2013

Many studies show that small businesses in Europe are lagging behind the US when it comes to cloud computing. Given all of the known advantages to the cloud for businesses, why is that? It seems that the answer is security.

Stop buying laptops

03 Jun 2013

Here’s a novel idea – why not stop buying computers for your employees? That sound like madness to you. After all, isn’t it an employer’s responsibility to give people what they need to do their jobs – paper, desks, pens…

Stop spending money on unused software

Prepare for the cloud

30 May 2013

If you think you are bombarded with too much data, you won’t be thrilled to hear things are only going to get worse. According to several estimates, the Internet is getting fatter and fatter. It currently weighs in at half…

Do people really want to choose what they use?

30 May 2013

The issue of letting staff choose and use their own laptops and phones is something dealt with previously on this blog. Lots of possible benefits and plenty of good reasons for businesses to stop buying PCs and let staff use…