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How secure is your website?

01 Nov 2011

For many SMEs your website is one of your most valuable assets. In many cases it will be the first point of contact for many people wishing to interact with your organisation, a touchstone for people wanting to find out…

View from the top: Data centre industry musings

27 Oct 2011

Like most business leaders at the end of the year, I have been heads down planning for 2012 and beyond. While the vast majority of time has been spent scrutinising every element of my own business, I always enjoy this…

Out in front – Colt wins again

18 Oct 2011

Last week I was delighted to receive on behalf of Colt two awards from the Metro Ethernet Forum. These were the ‘Best Business Ethernet Service’ award, won for our Ethernet Private Network (E-PN) and the overall ‘Service Provider of the…

Verne Global – The Big Idea

17 Oct 2011

Four years ago, we had an idea. An idea, that if it were to come to fruition, would revolutionize an industry. Historically, an idea has to present a 10% or greater advantage to get a market to move. As ideas…

Has the NIST “as-a-service” definition come to a crossroads?

14 Oct 2011

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently published two new documents on cloud computing: the first edition of a cloud computing standards roadmap and a cloud computing reference architecture and taxonomy. Colt has been a strong…

Building tomorrow’s data centre

12 Oct 2011

We have now launched www.tomorrowsdatacentre.com. Over the coming months, we’ll be tracking the deployment of the world’s first dual-sourced 100 per cent renewably powered data centre; being built in Verne Global’s new facility in Keflavik, Iceland. Our 500m2 modular data…

Control is Everything

08 Oct 2011

Long before the invention of the modern computer, the fibre optic network or the applications that use both to power 21st century business, the famous German sociologist, Emile Durkheim, wrote that the exclusive objective of any successful organisation is to…

Expanding Smart Office functionality for SMEs

06 Oct 2011

With many small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) still reeling from the continued effects of global economic uncertainty, access to cutting edge technologies that help them to perform more efficiently, at an optimal level, has never been more important. That’s…

Is there a role for cloud brokers?

04 Oct 2011

In the rush to get to the commoditised nirvana of “on-tap” IT, new business models are being touted as the future path for IT service delivery. Recently, there has been much discussion on the potential of the cloud broker model.

Is “In The Cloud” helping understanding?

23 Sep 2011

Has the phrase “in the cloud” become such a catch-all that any attempt to define cloud computing is doomed to failure? Is the industry cloud weary and now turning back to the business challenge of how to harness IT to…

The most common pitfalls for SMEs and IT

13 Sep 2011

In the past few months on this blog I’ve been talking a lot about the opportunity for SME growth and the technology services that they can employ to manage that growth correctly and protect the business they have. It’s encouraging…

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