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What does the Tech Deficit mean for businesses?

The economy is becoming ever-more digital, transforming the environment in which businesses operate. But whilst customer demand is increasing in line with this newer, more connected world, 72% of European businesses don’t currently have the infrastructure foundations needed to meet future business needs. Organisations are being pushed to the limits of what their infrastructure can…

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Innovation – ideas are not enough

You could present 50 great ideas to your CFO and he wouldn’t invest in any of them. And if he did how would you know your customer would buy them? Product innovation at its most basic is all about developing ideas into future revenues, but you cannot afford to take a risk on every idea…

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Lights, camera, action!

Preparations for the International Berlin Film Festival are in full swingAt the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin we can already see the first signs of the big event to come. The 65th International Film Festival, known as the Berlinale, will be taking place there from Feb 5th – 15th. The preparations are in full swing, with…

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Simplifying the Tech Deficit

Our Tech Deficit research found that 72% of European organisations face a tech deficit – a gap that has developed between business objectives and what IT infrastructure can support. Failing to address the tech deficit will have severe consequences for the business such as customer dissatisfaction, falling behind competitors, poor market performance, employee frustration and…

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KVH is now part of Colt Group S.A.

I am excited to announce that Colt’s acquisition of KVH has now been completed. Colt and KVH are stronger together, able to better serve our customers with seamless solutions on a global basis, in local language to both our Asian and European customers. Now that KVH is part of the Colt family, we’re better equipped…

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The Real Time Workforce

As the way people work has changed for good, there is a need for businesses to rethink their technology strategies. Ten years ago, everyone was given a standard issue desktop, refreshed every few years and maintained by a team of desktop maintenance experts. Today, employees increasingly expect to be able to access all the data…

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Driving business success and agility with scalable IT

The rapid pace of technology innovation is opening the door to new business models, accelerating competition between fast-growing new entrants to the market and industry stalwarts. Yet, many businesses will struggle to adapt to future changes in their industry, scale their services and introduce new offerings in response to competitive pressures, because they lack agility…

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Why colocation is the right step towards simplicity

European demand for data centre colocation is up 59% this year, despite fears over an economic slowdown in the Eurozone. Though there is still some uncertainty over financial stability, it clearly isn’t slowing down the future plans for many businesses. When it comes to colocation, which side of the fence does your business sit on?…

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The evolving structure of the FX market

The Colt Capital Markets team has attended a number of industry events in the last couple of months, the last being FX Week Europe. The recurring themes of low trading volumes, stuttering volatility and increased regulatory scrutiny could lead to a pessimistic view of a market in a state of decline. Instead I think we…

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Are you equipped for the digital age?

The digital economy is affecting organisations across all industries, creating a need for companies to rethink how they serve customers. But what does this mean for your business? Are you equipped to evolve and make the necessary changes in the digital age? Our new technology health checker will help your business understand the level of…

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Data Centre with an Operational Excellence Difference

The data centre industry and colocation market is a competitive – sometimes commoditised – one, where countless vendors shout about themselves to see who can be heard loudest. So in a market where customers have such choice, it can be hard to differentiate fact from fiction and the reality from the marketing spin. Perhaps this…

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The false economy of legacy

It is increasingly apparent that the longer-term viability and profitability of any financial institution depends on ending its reliance on legacy technology – IT systems that have been in place for decades and are no longer fit for the much changed business purpose.Extensive merger and acquisition activity in the industry has contributed to technological deficiencies,…

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