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Protecting information in a changing world

20 Nov 2013

Is technology getting harder rather than easier to use? Technology is, without a doubt, becoming increasingly complex and fragmented. Cloud services are competing with in-house systems, staff are using their own devices for work purposes, and different business areas are spending…

Morgan Stanley Thirteenth Annual Technology, Media & Telecoms Conference

20 Nov 2013

On 20 November 2013, Morten Singleton, VP Investor Relations, attended the Morgan Stanley Thirteenth Annual Technology, Media & Telecoms Conference in Barcelona for a series of meetings with Investors. Morten provided participants with an overview of Colt’s business and the…

The challenge of IT leadership: big changes and small steps

19 Nov 2013

A recurrent theme at last week’s Gartner Symposium/ITXpo event in Barcelona was an impending IT leadership crisis and whether the CIO would or could step up to meet this challenge. Colt’s guest speaker at the event, Marie-Hélène Fagard (of CIONet)…

Minimising the risks of file sharing.

18 Nov 2013

File sharing brings a number of benefits: the rise in file sharing services such as Dropbox, Box.Net or Google Drive offers several levels of convenience to smaller businesses when it comes to accessing and collaborating with files and office documents.

Leading in the digital world, where next?

14 Nov 2013

This year’s Gartner Symposium keynote kicked off with a startling prediction: by 2020 every enterprise will be digital. The internet of ‘everything’ will see 30 billion things connected by 2020, meaning that digital is becoming embedded in everything we do,…

When is a cloud like a mousetrap?

13 Nov 2013

The recent Gartner blog “Building (or buying) a better mousetrap” by research director Gregor Petri likened the development of the cloud to some of the technology battles of the past. He said “the history of IT is full of examples…

Matching WAN networks to changing business needs

11 Nov 2013

I recently attended the WAN Summit where I took part in a panel discussion about matching network services to ever evolving business needs.

HFT in FX provides challenges as well as opportunities

11 Nov 2013

As profitability in equities has declined in recent years, firms have been increasingly looking to other asset classes to boost their profitability. This need to improve the bottom line has precipitated a move by HFT firms into the FX sector.

“De-concern me!” – the rallying cry of the CIO as service broker

08 Nov 2013

Our sales team had an interesting request from a new customer recently. Their CIO challenged us to “de-concern me” with the design, provision and management of integrated IT and network infrastructure. In other words, he wanted to focus on delivering…

Location, location, location

07 Nov 2013

Earlier this year, I was asked what are the three most important factors to consider when building a new data centre. My answer (to borrow an old phrase from the property market) was simple: location, location, location.

Failing to plan? Or planning to fail?

06 Nov 2013

Incredibly, 75% of companies have no plans in place to carry out disaster recovery. Our research into the SME market shows that while organisations are transferring data storage, enterprise applications and infrastructure to the cloud, more than three in four…

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“IT meet management. Management meet IT”

03 Nov 2013

‘Never the twain shall meet,’ as the saying goes. But are the aims of IT and Management really so different? IT wants technology investment while Management wants lower costs. These twin challenges are easily overcome with cloud computing. Switching applications…

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