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A virtual skyline – what workforce mobility can offer

02 May 2014

On a very stormy day in December my family & I visited London’s newest addition to its skyline, The Shard. As we whizzed up the 70 plus floors my daughter asked me ‘Who lives in the Shard?’ ‘Well’, I said, ‘it’s probably offices…

Sponsored data: threat or opportunity?

02 May 2014

One of the major problems mobile users face is that there is usually an imbalance between the data allowance included in a mobile contract and the requirements of popular mobile applications. As the network evolves and applications using video, pictures…

Internet access: a precious commodity

01 May 2014

These days the Internet is a commodity which many of us have come to depend on. Suffer an outage or find yourself offline and panic sets in especially if you are one of the “Millennial, ‘always-on’ Generation.” Nonetheless, for the…

Helping MNOs tackle the OTT problem

30 Apr 2014

We’ve seen a lot of speculation in the media on Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp for a historic $19 billion. Many have wondered what the drivers for the deal are, pointing at Facebook’s attempts to stay relevant as younger generations abandon…

XP: the end of an era but an opportunity for change

28 Apr 2014

On April 8th the deadline passed for Microsoft support of Windows XP. We have all known about this for some time, but for those businesses that have been putting off migrating away from the venerable operating system, this does provide…

Busting the Myths… Crocodile Tiers

22 Apr 2014

Data centre tiering has become the de facto method for classifying a data centre’s reliability and availability. In an instant, it offers insight and gives further weighting to the important “what if” variable that hangs over the heads of many…

From energy efficiency to corporate sustainability

21 Apr 2014

Driven by the European Commission, companies from across different sectors are required to measure their corporate footprint. The main objective of this drive is to push environmental management and the reduction of CO2 emissions, so corporate sustainability becomes part of…

Removing risk from the data centre

16 Apr 2014

The role of the data centre has shifted dramatically. Rather than somewhere to simply store data, it’s now the hinge on which the technology driven enterprise rests now. So it will come as no surprise that CIOs are finding it…

How to run your data centre efficiently

15 Apr 2014

One of the biggest challenges facing todays CIO is improving efficiency – or as it is commonly known – Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). PUE has become the de facto standard for measuring energy efficiency, environmental impact, and the cost of…

Going beyond “green” with energy management

11 Apr 2014

Once considered something only “green” businesses spoke of, today ‘energy management’ has become more than a buzzword or corporate tick box for businesses across Europe. In a recent Colt report – ‘The Four Forces of Data Centre Disruption’ – it…

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

09 Apr 2014

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…

Business transformation is putting the IT department to the test

04 Apr 2014

As the world of business continues to evolve, we all face the challenge of trying to keep up with technology and the increasing pressures from this fast paced environment. But perhaps no one more so than today’s CIO.CIOs need to…

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