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Growing our pan-European network

Driven by the growing role of cloud and different data applications in their day-to-day operations, we’re seeing an increasing need for high bandwidth connectivity from our customers, Did you know that global IP traffic is set exceed 1 zettabyte by 2016? For comparison’s sake, all content on the World Wide Web is estimated to have…

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How to overcome and embrace the pace of IT change

Today’s IT world sees new technological advancements being made every day, but with more options and expectations from technology, many businesses are struggling to keep up and are becoming paralysed by the inability to take the first step to change. To help overcome the complexities associated with new IT systems, speed of technological change and…

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How to protect your business

Hardly a week goes by without news of another business facing the threat of a DDoS attack. Distributed denial of service attacks, or DDoS as it is more commonly known, occur when hackers flood a network or server with requests making it unavailable to other legitimate users of the service. These, coupled with the startling…

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Keeping your data secure

OK, so the New Year resolution has been made: “I will definitely give more attention to the protection of our data.” Good. Nobody wants to end up with the horrible headlines which accompany data theft, hacking or other indiscretions. But do you really know what you’ve signed up for with that resolution? The first thing…

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What you don’t know can’t hurt you… Can it?

For many businesses, learning to let go can be a big deal. Almost inevitably in cloud computing, IT managers and their colleagues must relinquish a degree of control over their hardware and software. This can lead to questions about the efficacy of data protection or security protocols at remote data centres run by cloud providers.

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Ethernet service is important for you and your customers

A couple of great accolades have been presented to Colt these past few weeks. The first of the high points we reached was our recent award win for Best Pan-European Wholesale Carrier 2013. Not only were we recognised in Amsterdam for our outstanding contribution to customer carrier Ethernet, but we have also been acknowledged by…

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Minimising the risks of file sharing.

File sharing brings a number of benefits: the rise in file sharing services such as Dropbox, Box.Net or Google Drive offers several levels of convenience to smaller businesses when it comes to accessing and collaborating with files and office documents. Either individual files or whole directories can be shared and synced, making it very easy…

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“IT meet management. Management meet IT”

‘Never the twain shall meet,’ as the saying goes. But are the aims of IT and Management really so different? IT wants technology investment while Management wants lower costs. These twin challenges are easily overcome with cloud computing. Switching applications and infrastructure to the cloud means faster, more powerful computing while reducing the capital expenditure…

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Building the business case for cloud computing

In one of our previous posts we addressed some of the perceived concerns about cloud computing. Talking to our customers it is clear that these concerns often come not from IT but from other areas of the business. To help advocates make the business case to the rest of the organisation, we thought now would…

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Confused by colocation?

As SMEs are increasingly encouraged to move their servers offsite, one of the most used, yet misunderstood terms, is colocation. Colocation is in fact a really easy way for SMEs to receive the full benefits of a data centre without needing to pay big business prices. Colocation means that you either lease space from a…

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Your Colt bill: get the lowdown

Are you looking for a clear and comprehensive view of your service billing from Colt? The services and solutions you receive are important to us as well as to you, so we want to make sure you fully understand your invoice We’ve listened to your feedback, and taken it on board to produce an easy…

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