Steve Hughes

Steve joined Colt in 2008 and has played a key role in developing Colt’s cloud and virtualisation services. He is a member of the IT Services portfolio marketing team where he is responsible for defining and introducing new services for the European market. Catch up with Steve’s latest views at http://www.twitter.com/coltandthecloud.

Circular sustainability and the CIO

20 Jul 2015

CIOs should be aware of the shift towards the Circular Economy – even if that awareness is probably logged under the ‘Something To Do With The Environment’ label. In trying to understand the Linear versus Circular debate, a starting point…

Beware of geeks bearing gifts

15 Jul 2015

CIOs learn to manage expectations but must live in a world where ‘advanced wishful thinking’ is endemic and potentially dangerous. The consultancy Gartner has long tracked the ascendency of ideas through that cycle of anticipation and the roller coaster of…

Time lapse… WOW! What happened?

28 May 2015

Change rarely happens in a flash. Changes build incrementally and often so slowly that we don’t immediately notice.   Then we wake up to the new realities. Sometimes the surprise is not entirely down to our failing perceptions of small changes.

As a rule…the rules are changing

18 May 2015

Much of what we learned in our early careers has now been archived. The basic principles are there, somewhere, locked away in deep memory but the context of our daily practice has changed to such an extent that new entrants…

European heads: in the clouds or the sand?

23 Apr 2015

It could be argued that the replacement of EC Digital Commissioner Neelie Kroes by three Commissioners signaled recognition of the growing economic relevance of the digital agenda (see our white paper on the subject) .  Or maybe it was testimony…

How do CIOs make a difference in the digital economy?

17 Apr 2015

The single over-riding principle is that your job is to make a difference. How you achieve that is dependent on your skills and your corporate environment. Maybe you choose to make the CEO into a hero. Maybe you embark on…

Wearables – how could your business benefit?

26 Sep 2014

From Google Glass to Samsung Galaxy Gear and now the Apple Watch, wearable technology is clearly disrupting the tech space. Predictions suggest that wearables will soon move from novelty gadgets to designated business enablers. While no one yet knows the…

Service-based delivery for the new digital economy

13 Aug 2014

A new 2014 State of Outsourcing study by HfS Research in conjunction with KPMG, has found that nearly a quarter of IT outsourcing customers will look to fire their providers if they haven’t helped them standardise, automate, or transform their…

Colt and Virtustream partner to answer the growing demand for enterprise-class cloud services in Europe

01 Aug 2014

Last week we announced a new partnership with Virtustream. This agreement will enable our customers to move their mission-critical SAP applications to the cloud smoothly and effectively, allowing them to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability and cost savings that…

The Tech Deficit: Enterprises need to transform their IT

15 Jul 2014

Colt’s Tech Deficit report points to an urgent need for an IT transformation in order for enterprise organisations across Europe to cope with challenges and exploit opportunities in the rapidly changing digital economy.

The Tech Deficit: Europe wakes up to a new problem

11 Jul 2014

You know a problem is real when it effects businesses of all sizes, in all locations and requires a similar response from everyone. The new digital economy has uncovered a ‘tech deficit’ which fits neatly into these categories. The compelling…

Making a case for the virtual workforce

05 Jun 2014

On 17 June, I will be speaking at a gathering of industry professionals at the annual Cloud World Forum in London. CWF is one of industry’s premier events gathering together leading vendors and IT decision makers from across EMEA. It…