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The CIO of 2015

19 Oct 2012

In the last few weeks I’ve met a number of CIOs at various industry events including the CIO Connect Annual Conference. The main recurring theme was “Where is the CIO role going?” driven by three major trends. First is the…

Let’s think twice about the self-service bandwagon

11 Oct 2012

Why does the IT industry assume that ‘self-service’ is always the way to go? When we speak to our clients, it’s frequently not what they want — at least, not if self-service means self-provisioning.

Colt delivers in-house legal team innovation

09 Oct 2012

In general, the legal department isn’t always associated with innovative ways of providing services, but here at Colt, we’ve taken a good, hard look at how we provide those services to our business for our internal and external customers, to…

Application-Aware Network delivers simplicity

08 Oct 2012

Complexity gets in the way of doing business. Everyone accepts that, but it takes a lot of effort and imagination to achieve simplicity. Colt has won an award for doing just that. A project designed to enable global recruitment consultants,…

Gaining traction – building Cloud-based revenue

08 Oct 2012

The growth in cloud-based services predicted by IDC comes as no surprise. The fact that these services will account for 16% of all IT spend will make IT channel partners sit up and take note as it presents a significant…

CPE: From Customer Premises Equipment to Cloud Powered Experience

04 Oct 2012

Historically most Service Providers, especially for their business offerings, have been installing multiple devices on customer premises to deliver Internet access or IPVPN services over diverse WAN transport technologies. Beyond the higher unit cost and more complex service delivery and…

Why IT will never be the same again

01 Oct 2012

There are major changes underway in the delivery and consumption of IT services that will impact everybody in their personal and business lives. While the effects are being felt already in the design of new devices, software development, data centre…

Real-time IT management from the Cloud – ThinkGrid’s Channel Advantage

27 Sep 2012

As more organisations move to provision their IT externally, companies are turning to the channel to provide them with advanced solutions that are smart, flexible and cost-effective. The idea of a customer being able to turn-on IT at a switch,…

Big Data is getting bigger and bigger

18 Sep 2012

Every day we are bombarded by companies and media telling us that Big Data is the next big thing. But in truth Big Data, or the large quantities of information we collect on a daily basis, is already impacting our…

Colt’s managed broadcast network sparks great interest at IBC

14 Sep 2012

The International Broadcasting Conference is always a busy affair attended by companies from all over the world, covering every aspect of broadcasting today. With the industry in flux over increased customer demand for HD and 3D, new ways of interactivity…

Emerging Markets create new opportunities at Wholesale World Congress

11 Sep 2012

Once again Colt will be making its way to Madrid this week for the annual Wholesale World Congress (WWC) meeting. For those of us who work in Voice this is a vital opportunity to meet new partners and clients, exploring…

Tier III Design Certification for Modular Data Centre brings great benefits

04 Sep 2012

Yesterday, Colt Data Centre Services were delighted to share the news that we’ve been awarded the Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification of Design Documents for two of our halls in our London 3 facility. This is great news not only…

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