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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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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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Wearables – how could your business benefit?

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 extent to which it will impact enterprise, the opportunities to harness wearable tech for productivity…

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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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There’s never been a better time to migrate to VoIP

Colt VoIP Access provides all the benefits of Colt telephony, delivered over an IP connection. If you are using an IP-based private branch exchange (IP PBX) then connecting to Colt with IP is a cost-effective solution that unlocks the benefits of convergence for your business. With Colt’s VoIP Access, you are connected to our core…

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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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Your web traffic – how to get started with Big Data

Six months ago Neelie Kroes, the commissioner responsible for the Digital Agenda in Europe, declared that Europe had entered the ‘era of Big Data’. There was a great deal of hype around Big Data, with some declaring it to be Europe’s ‘new oil’. Big Data is essentially the use of large data sets to generate…

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Are you thinking the right way about using mobile and cloud?

According to a recent article, the integration of cloud-based IT and mobile, could allow SMEs to expand their global reach. The danger is that a business might rush into spending money on an IT approach that doesn’t do the job it should. The opportunity is a big one. Given that many SMEs now sell their…

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Colt provides integral connections for new King’s Cross Business Park

I’m delighted to say that Colt has successfully provided new connections for two customers residing on the new King’s Cross Business Park development in London. This is important for several reasons. First of all Colt was one of the first suppliers allowed on site to start integrating equipment for our customers and secondly the installation…

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VoIP – driving the home working network

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 more of a ‘cell’ than a company, making it sound like something out of a…

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