The talent squeeze puts pressure on migration ambitions

Skills shortage makes the choice of cloud partner critical   There is a severe global shortage of IT skills, and it is proving a common obstacle to many cloud migration projects. This is one of the signature conclusions of Colt’s annual cloud report for 2022, which looked into the cloud adoption objectives of senior decision-makers.

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Lessons for the future of cloud migration

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Network limitations have held back past projects Colt’s Cloud Research Report for 2022 proves a close link between having the right network and reaping the full benefits of a cloud move. The problem picked out by the majority of senior IT and C-suite decision-makers was one of network quality. In this blog, we examine in…

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Colt retains high ranking in GlobalData’s Business Services report

We are pleased to announce that Colt has maintained its high ranking in GlobalData’s latest Business Services Europe report. Published at the end of December, the report reveals how Colt has not only maintained its ‘Very Strong’ overall rating from 2021 but has also improved its score in the Go-to-Market’ section. In the revised assessment…

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COP27 and what it means for Colt

The COP27 panel

By Claire Coulson, Environmental Sustainability Manager   The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) aims to implement the Paris Agreement carbon reduction targets. This November, the high-level event hosted critical negotiations and press conferences with more than 100 Heads of State, governments and over 35,000 participants showcasing climate action worldwide. After complex negotiations, a…

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Cloud migration and the legacy of COVID

Don’t get stuck in the slow lane as adopters race ahead As a follow-up to our Cloud Research Report 2022, we wanted to explore some of its nuances and implications in more detail. In this blog, we consider the impact of the recent pandemic on cloud migration and ask if there is a resulting split…

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Colt’s commitment to connectivity: network stats reach new heights in 2022

In the same year that Colt celebrates 30 years of making extraordinary connections, it seems fitting that our network has reached some impressive milestones too. There are now over 31,000 connected buildings in the Colt IQ Network – 17,000 more than a decade ago. This includes 1,000 connected data centres all around the world. Connecting…

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Prioritise on-demand connectivity and think like an agile CIO

Flexible connectivity has become the name of the game for businesses: customers now crave a consumption-based approach across their entire technology suite. Hybrid working, remote access from anywhere in the world and the ability to scale your bandwidth are all now strategies that key IT decision makers are beginning to adopt. In our own research…

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Colt claims second place in Vertical System Group’s Ethernet Leaderboard

Following on from the success of coming second in VSG’s 2020 Ethernet Leaderboard, Colt has continued its streak of claiming silver in this year’s leaderboard too – maintaining the position consistently since 2018. The analysts focus on the telecommunications industry, setting the industry benchmark by ranking network providers that own at least 4% of billable…

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Colt provides Europe with the Channel’s most capable cables

In partnership with Getlink, Colt will replace the fibre optics that run through the Eurotunnel with cables that are capable of an ultra-low latency, terabit per second connection – all within the secure hallway of the tunnel itself, and at speeds the fastest the tunnel has ever seen. Connecting the United Kingdom to France via…

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Colt Intelligent Communications for Azbil Telstar

Xavi Bel, Head of Infrastructure and Security at Azbil Telstar, explains how this solution has allowed the company to adapt to working from home. Users enjoy the same features they previously had working in person in the office, while the service is easier to manage for the company and costs can also be controlled. “Colt…

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