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Is the end of open outcry worth mourning?

By: Hugh Cumberland - 20 Feb 2015

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The Chicago Mercantile Exchange recently announced that it is to close its futures trading pits by the beginning of July this year, bringing to an end 150 years of open outcry trading. The sea of brightly-coloured jackets whose movements were once a barometer of market sentiment have now been replaced by the bluish glow of computer [...] Read more

Power and cooling – the life blood of any data centre

By: Ian Dixon - 13 Feb 2015

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Driving CSR and business efficiencies is no easy task and that’s not taking into account the rapid evolution of data centre infrastructure.  When commissioning new builds, standards, best practices and experience have a huge role to play - but reviewing and updating existing assets can be even harder. Power and cooling are the life blood for [...] Read more

The ‘connecting to the cloud’ journey

By: Gary Moore - 03 Feb 2015

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We have seen a healthy interested in cloud in the last few months. This is no surprise. A pan-European study which we conducted last year – the Tech Deficit – pointed out that European businesses expected the use of Infrastructure-as-a-Service to grow by 52%. I would like to share a few lessons which are emerging based [...] Read more

What does the Tech Deficit mean for businesses?

By: Colt Technology Services - 27 Jan 2015

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The economy is becoming ever-more digital, transforming the environment in which businesses operate. But whilst customer demand is increasing in line with this newer, more connected world, 72% of European businesses don’t currently have the infrastructure foundations needed to meet future business needs. Organisations are being pushed to the limits of what their infrastructure can support, [...] Read more

Innovation - ideas are not enough

By: Audra Simons - 21 Jan 2015

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You could present 50 great ideas to your CFO and he wouldn’t invest in any of them. And if he did how would you know your customer would buy them? [...] Read more

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