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Protecting your data

How to protect your business

11 Jul 2014

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…

The Millennial Bug

10 Jul 2014

Since the first wave of Millennials entered the workplace, the question of how businesses should adapt to their needs has been raised repeatedly. Their approach to work is markedly different from their peers; they are reliant on the internet; they…

The Tech Deficit can open doors for the best prepared channel partners

08 Jul 2014

Technology is moving forward, demands are changing and businesses across Europe need to adapt to keep pace. But what if their infrastructure prevents them from adapting? A problem emerges.

Cloud computing: The winners and losers in telecoms

03 Jul 2014

The telecom industry has been looking into ways to capitalise on the opportunities offered by cloud computing ever since the hype around the concept emerged in the mid 2000s.Traditional telecom providers have approached the cloud opportunity from two angles. On…

Research highlights major implications for data centre services across Europe

01 Jul 2014

Our latest research highlights a worrying new problem for organisations across Europe- a gap between business needs and the technology to support them. This is the ‘tech deficit’ and the implications for data centre users are weighing heavily on the…

Protecting your data

Stop wasting money on unused IT software

26 Jun 2014

A recent survey by Sage found that European businesses are wasting €9.6bn on software that currently isn’t being used across the business. Reasons cited included software duplication, lack of user training and under-utilisation of all the features. It’s easy for…

Can we really ignore Europe’s biggest ever IT transformation?

26 Jun 2014

With trends such as cloud computing, mobile, social media and big data creating a new world of opportunities, can SMEs afford to sit back and not invest in new technology? We’ve previously spoken about the need to build a business…

Tech Deficit

24 Jun 2014

A technology deficit – it sounds alarming doesn’t it? Colt has commissioned research to assess how IT departments across Europe are supporting their business. This infographic outlines what this tech deficit is, how it is affecting the industry and what…

When ancient empires inspire modern security

13 Jun 2014

After visiting Infosecurity 2014, I started thinking about how much today’s battle against e-criminals and hacktivists can be compared with a famous period in Ancient Roman history when the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus fought against Hannibal and his Carthaginian…

Protecting your communications against the unexpected

09 Jun 2014

In the digital age of emails and Skype, is voice still relevant? The answer is, of course, yes. Voice calls are still the lifeblood of most companies around the world, especially if there is a sales or support aspect to…

Making a case for the virtual workforce

05 Jun 2014

On 17 June, I will be speaking at a gathering of industry professionals at the annual Cloud World Forum in London. CWF is one of industry’s premier events gathering together leading vendors and IT decision makers from across EMEA. It…

Are we learning to earn or earning to learn?

03 Jun 2014

Last week I went to an event organised by Tricia Hartley (@Tricia_CFL), CEO of the Campaign for Learning charity, hosted by Pearson. The gathering attracted HR and CSR leaders from UK businesses that are passionate about learning, including Channel4, Futjitsu,…

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