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Leading in the digital world, where next?

November 14, 2013

This year’s Gartner Symposium keynote kicked off with a startling prediction: by 2020 every enterprise will be digital. The internet…

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When is a cloud like a mousetrap?

November 13, 2013

The recent Gartner blog “Building (or buying) a better mousetrap” by research director Gregor Petri likened the development of the…

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HFT in FX provides challenges as well as opportunities

November 11, 2013

As profitability in equities has declined in recent years, firms have been increasingly looking to other asset classes to boost…

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Matching WAN networks to changing business needs

November 11, 2013

I recently attended the WAN Summit where I took part in a panel discussion about matching network services to ever…

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

November 8, 2013

Our sales team had an interesting request from a new customer recently. Their CIO challenged us to “de-concern me” with…

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Location, location, location

November 7, 2013

Earlier this year, I was asked what are the three most important factors to consider when building a new data…

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Failing to plan? Or planning to fail?

November 6, 2013

Incredibly, 75% of companies have no plans in place to carry out disaster recovery. Our research into the SME market…

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“IT meet management. Management meet IT”

November 3, 2013

‘Never the twain shall meet,’ as the saying goes. But are the aims of IT and Management really so different?…

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Building the business case for cloud computing

November 1, 2013

In one of our previous posts we addressed some of the perceived concerns about cloud computing. Talking to our customers…

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The parallel universe of today’s CIO and CMO

November 1, 2013

My March 2013 blog post entitled Is there still room for the CIO and CMO at the top table ended…

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Liberating your IT department

October 22, 2013

Technology is the great enabler. Or rather it should be. All too often managing technology can become an all-consuming task,…

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A post-VMworld view: why the integrity of business critical services really matters

October 21, 2013

On returning from the VMworld event, I must say that I feel very proud of Colt’s rapid progress in this…

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