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Our story began thirty years ago

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Our purpose? To transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity.​

We have a single vision: to become the most customer oriented business in our industry. We built our reputation on putting customers first.​

Our purpose and vision have influenced our history and shape our future.​ Scroll down to discover our story and how our connectivity pushes boundaries. 

Back in 2009 

COLT, a European provider of business communications, has enhanced its managed services offering with the launch of its enterprise cloud platform.

This offering will enable COLT to deliver services that give its customers the freedom to choose when and how to take advantage of managed infrastructure and application services as well as increased flexibility to drive greater levels of business efficiency, security and performance.

Enterprise cloud will feature prominently in COLT’s approach of offering customers immense choice and versatility, giving them freedom to utilise dedicated IT infrastructure, virtualisation and cloud computing to match their business requirements.

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TP-Link AV1200 Gigabit Passthrough Powerline

Powerline networks use electrical wiring to connect devices though out your building. By means of linking 2 Powerline  adapters to your router or super hub and you can access the internet hard wired from any room with a working socket. This should be the perfect solution for those places where your wireless won’t reach.

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EMC acquires 3 Cloud companies to push forward its Cloud strategy

Spanning Cloud Apps from Austin Texas was snapped up  for EMC’s “Born-in-the-Cloud” Data Protection Strategy

Spanning Cloud Apps a provider of data backup and recovery for cloud applications, acquired by EMC Corporation. The company will continue to operate under the Spanning Cloud Apps brand in Austin, Texas and will be the foundation of EMC’s “born-in-the-cloud” data protection strategy in its Core Technologies Division. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Spanning is a provider of backup and recovery for SaaS applications, helps organisations to protect and manage their information in the cloud.

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Box on Fire

According to wall street journal Online storage company Box Inc. has filed for an IPO (initial public offering),  taking advantage of a law that allows start-ups to quietly file paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission without public disclosures.

The Los Altos, California based company, which just raised $100 million in December at a valuation of about $2 billion, is gearing up to go public amid intensifying competition in the online storage market. Prior to this the influx of cash, it was reported that Box first ventured into Europe with a piggy bank of $350 Million.  Which is remarkable for a ECM (Enterprise content management)  software company.

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This is definitely one to watch the burn rate on.

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Preparing the Channel for cloud-based services

An over view of what the cloud can do for you and the opportunities

As the market for new cloud-based services continues to grow,there is some nervousness among many channel partners about their role in the value chain,

often because when vendors deliver solutions like Software-as-a-service (SaaS) they feel it could cut them out of the loop. However, while there is no denying that traditional channel business models will be impacted by the move to cloud-based services, there are also a host of benefits for those channel partners willing to embrace the change. It is a golden opportunity for service providers to position themselves as ‘trusted advisors’ as end users look to embrace this emerging technology.

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PC shipments in EMEA declined 16%,

According to the latest research from International Data Corporation (IDC), PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) declined 16%, reaching 21.4 million units in the third quarter of 2013.

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Iomart Group acquires Switch Media

Iomart Group a managed hosting and cloud computing services company, has bought domain name and hosting company in Liverpool as it continues to expand its hosting offering to the UK market.

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Far from the silver lining (cloud)

The Information Security Forum (ISF) has announced its predictions for the 10 most likely threat scenarios that organisations face in the future.

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Rules and regulations on the cloud

There are little in the way of formal standards governing cloud services, and especially, the way they categorise and store data.

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Platform as a service

“The capability provided to the consumer is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications, created using programming languages and tools supported by the provider,” according to NIST. This includes environments such as Microsoft’s Azure, or Salesforce’s Force.com.

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ScoLocate selects Keysource to double Edinburgh data centre

ScoLocate has teamed up with Keysource to double the size of Scotland’s largest purpose-built co-location facility as part of an £8 million investment.

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Gartner Says Worldwide SaaS Revenue Market to Surpass $8.5 Billion in 2010

Worldwide software as a service (SaaS) revenue within the enterprise application software market is forecast to surpass $8.5 billion in 2010,

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Remote site monitoring and telecom

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Enable new services with remote site monitoring and telecom management products

For service providers with remote equipment sites that deliver network services, and managed service offerings for equipment located within customer offices, physical conditions and equipment failures are some of the major causes of unplanned network downtime.

Administrators are becoming increasingly aware of the need to protect these vital, yet vulnerable sites. However, acquiring more devices, more complexity or more single capability solutions is not the answer.

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AVMI has been selected as a strategic partner for Microsoft’s new Surface Hub

Microsoft’s latest Audio Visual product  incorporates  Skype, touch screens, connecting with laptops, tablets, and phones. With inkback™ and touchback™, claiming be the answer to Engaging and productive meetings with the ability to send meeting notes and content, outcomes and action points.  Microsoft Surface Hub claims that it re-imagines the meeting experience so that you can unlock the power of the group. You can walk up and join a Skype for Business meeting with a single tap, and share content effortlessly, so that you spend your time connecting to people rather than technology.

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Mobile Banking

According to research by Forrester, a fifth of internet users in Western Europe currently use mobile banking, which could make it a more important innovation for managing our money than even cash machines or credit cards, Finextra reports.

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100 million smartphone owners browse the web using Opera’s products

100 million Android active users are now accessing the web using Opera’s browsers, twice as many as one year ago.

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Browser Notable releases dates In order of release:  The www WorldWideWeb, February 26, 1991, Mosaic, Netscape Navigator and Netscape Communicator, Internet Explorer, Opera web browser, Mozilla Navigator, Safari, Mozilla Firefox,  Google Chrome.

Now that browser, Safari, Opera and Firefox are enter the dictionary. Plus Google is becoming a verb and part of the dictionary such as “Hoovering” we are all falling into the Google Gulf. 

The largest number of Opera users on Android are residing in India, followed by China, Indonesia, Russia and Mexico. I do not know numbers for other browsers but we will continue.

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Avnet Teams Up with EMC to Launch New SMB Initiative

Avnet’s Altitude Programme will promote VNXe storage and Data Domain back-up devices

Avnet has launched the  Altitude programme in the UK aimed at promoting EMC storage and back-up devices  specifically designed for small SMBs. This initiative will benefit new and existing Avnet business partners reselling EMC’s range of storage solutions and Data Domain back-up products.

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Colt announces European V.A.D. dealer cloud services channel strategy

Value-added distributor  appointed as Colt’s first cloud services dealer distributor tapping into the channel Colt, a  provider of  linformation delivery platforms across Europe and  has announced that it has appointed value-added distributor, Magirus as its first cloud services distributor.

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Acronis profile

Acronis is a leading provider of easy-to-use disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments.

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