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.

Can we really ignore Europe’s biggest IT transformation?

28 May 2014

With trends such as cloud computing, mobile, social media and big data creating a new world of opportunities, can SMEs afford to sit back and not invest in new technology? We’ve previously spoken about the need to build a business…

XP: the end of an era but an opportunity for change

28 Apr 2014

On April 8th the deadline passed for Microsoft support of Windows XP. We have all known about this for some time, but for those businesses that have been putting off migrating away from the venerable operating system, this does provide…

Embrace BYOD, or risk your staff Just Passing Through

28 Feb 2014

We will look back on 2014 as the tipping point for BYOD (Bring your own device). Both employees and business leaders now see its value, with almost half of companies having a BYOD policy in place, and 36% developing one.

Enterprise challenges this year: is everyone a service provider?

12 Feb 2014

Steve Hughes discusses key trends affecting enterprises this year and his predictions for the remainder of the yearThe second month of 2014 is well underway, and besides signifying the success or failure of our New Year’s resolutions, it also gives…

Making cloud count in local government

30 Jan 2014

With council budgets falling year on year, local authorities are under continued pressure to cut costs while also protecting critical frontline services. One way this is being addressed is through the adoption of cloud services and the acceptance of ‘bring…

The challenge of IT leadership: big changes and small steps

19 Nov 2013

A recurrent theme at last week’s Gartner Symposium/ITXpo event in Barcelona was an impending IT leadership crisis and whether the CIO would or could step up to meet this challenge. Colt’s guest speaker at the event, Marie-Hélène Fagard (of CIONet)…

Leading in the digital world, where next?

14 Nov 2013

This year’s Gartner Symposium keynote kicked off with a startling prediction: by 2020 every enterprise will be digital. The internet of ‘everything’ will see 30 billion things connected by 2020, meaning that digital is becoming embedded in everything we do,…

When is a cloud like a mousetrap?

13 Nov 2013

The recent Gartner blog “Building (or buying) a better mousetrap” by research director Gregor Petri likened the development of the cloud to some of the technology battles of the past. He said “the history of IT is full of examples…

“De-concern me!” – the rallying cry of the CIO as service broker

08 Nov 2013

Our sales team had an interesting request from a new customer recently. Their CIO challenged us to “de-concern me” with the design, provision and management of integrated IT and network infrastructure. In other words, he wanted to focus on delivering…

Experton positions Colt as cloud leader

26 Jun 2013

Security, control and compliance concerns have always been cited as obstacles to cloud computing. Every year since 2010 has been labelled “the year of cloud” but some commentators have risked their necks and labelled 2013 as the tipping point for…

Colt security expert recognised with award in honour of Ron Knode

19 Nov 2012

Last week one of Colt’s security experts received the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Ron Knode Service Award. The award recognises excellence in volunteerism and was created in memory of Ron Knode’s valuable contributions towards fulfilling the CSA’s mission of promoting…

Taking on the Nexus Of Forces at Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Barcelona, 5-8 November

01 Nov 2012

Next week Colt will be a Silver Sponsor at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Barcelona – a gathering of over 4,000 CIOs and analysts. Why? Because we absolutely agree with Gartner’s key theme for the event.