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Lack of knowledge and confusion is inhibiting adoption of cloud computing

November 17, 2009 by · Comments Off on Lack of knowledge and confusion is inhibiting adoption of cloud computing 

Webmaster ToolboxLondon, UK – The rate of adoption of cloud computing is directly linked to levels of knowledge about cloud services according to a report published today by COLT, a leading European provider of managed services and business communications. As the understanding of cloud computing increases, the rate of adoption of cloud services could be set for explosive growth with research indicating 77% of CIOs who are familiar with cloud computing are currently evaluating, are in the process of implementing, or have already implemented, cloud computing services.

The COLT report, based on research conducted among CIOs and senior IT decision-makers across 13 European countries by leading research firm Portio, also revealed that overall levels of familiarity with the term are low, with 56% of executives surveyed saying that they are not familiar with cloud computing. The public sector ranks lowest in terms of familiarity with the service, with only 37% of IT decision makers saying they are familiar with cloud computing.   Read more

COLT ramps up its managed services business

May 12, 2009 by · Comments Off on COLT ramps up its managed services business 

Web Hosting ToolsLONDON – COLT, a leading European provider of business communications, has enhanced its capabilities with a dedicated managed services division to provide customers with dynamic yet secure and scalable IT services and solutions. Announced in September 2008 as part of its strategy to drive growth, the COLT Managed Services team is now actively providing innovative customer solutions based around standardised platforms, supported by COLT’s network, utility computing applications and Data Centres.

COLT’s wide range of end-to-end managed services and IT infrastructure solutions caters for the diverse needs of companies in the finance, professional services, media and public sectors. By leveraging its network and Data Centre assets, COLT offers enterprise cloud-based managed services that deliver faster time to market, lower IT costs, and enhance security and compliance to address the CIO’s business critical IT issues including business transformation, infrastructure flexibility, cost reduction and risk mitigation. Read more

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