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Driving business success and agility with scalable IT

19 Dec 2014

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…

The evolving structure of the FX market

19 Dec 2014

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…

Are you equipped for the digital age?

19 Dec 2014

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…

Data Centre with an Operational Excellence Difference

17 Dec 2014

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…

Addressing the Tech Deficit

17 Dec 2014

The digital economy is transforming the landscape in which businesses operate. Research indicates that 72% of European businesses are currently facing a tech deficit, whilst 20% have no strategy in place to address it. Increasingly, customer demand is pushing businesses…

The false economy of legacy

12 Dec 2014

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…

The Convergence Challenge

10 Dec 2014

The European Media industry is in the midst of a digital transformation. Multi-channel, multi-screen, multi-format content delivery is driving ubiquitous content demand from customers. The pressure on Media companies to deliver enhanced user experiences anytime, anywhere on anything is going…

Delving into the trends for IT convergence for 2015

09 Dec 2014

Every year, leading enterprise IT commentators make their year-ahead predictions, and 2015 is no exception to the rule. Forrester analyst David Johnson states that 2015 will see the rise of human science and technology converge. In his view, firms which…

Powering city-wide Wi-Fi with small cells and superfast fibre networks

08 Dec 2014

In my last blog post, I talked about the need for mobile network operators (MNO) to tap into small cells that are connected to city-wide superfast fibre networks to enable a scalable roll-out of 5G, and to ensure that the…

Bridging the Experience Gap

05 Dec 2014

It is the role of the modern CIO and IT department to provide intuitive, highly-available and user-friendly experiences to both groups. Failure to do so will have significant business consequences including, but by no means limited to, productivity, profitability and…

Mobile operators need small cells to make 5G a reality

01 Dec 2014

The volume of monthly mobile data traffic is set to exceed 15 exabytes globally by 2018, thanks to a surge in high-bandwidth content such as video calling and music streaming. The growth in bandwidth demand can also be attributed to…

Being the change we want to see

27 Nov 2014

A phrase we all hear and are well accustomed to, but this month in The Netherlands, our teams truly acted upon it. The growing skills gap in the IT industry, specifically with data centres, is a topic that has been…

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