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Colt gears up for cloud with new CTO appointment

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Colt has announced that its newly appointed Chief Technology Officer Rajiv Datta is to be given the brief to drive the service provider’s future cloud strategy.

Getronics buys Colt’s Managed Cloud business

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IT services provider The Getronics Group has bought Colt’s Managed Cloud business to add it to a portfolio that includes Getronics, GWA and Connectis.

Colt bows to competition, exits IT services

Colt is bowing out of the increasingly saturated IT services market

In a bid to increase profitability Colt announced this week that the company would exit the IT services market and put greater focus on its “core” services including its network, voice and datacentre services.

Fidelity bid for Colt doesn’t convince directors


Fidelity Investments, which is already the majority shareholder in Colt Group, has bid to acquire the remaining stock of the telecoms and cloud provider, but Colt directors are unconvinced.

Exponential-e appoints former Canopy, Fujitsu exec to lead cloud biz

Jonathan Bridges will lead the company's enterprise cloud strategy

Cloud, networking and colocation service provider Exponential-e has this week appointed Jonathan Bridges as head of the company’s enterprise cloud business.

Colt and Virtustream partner on SAP cloud migration

Colt and Virtustream are partnering to help enterprises move their on premise SAP deployments to the cloud

Colt and Virtustream have announced a partnership that will see the two companies work together to help migrate enterprises to SAP’s cloud platform and SAP HANA. The alliance will see both Colt and Virtustream expand their capabilities at a time when more enterprises are looking to take their SAP workloads off premise.

Colt joins Metro2C alliance adding 22 country-wide network to the group

Colt has joined the Metro2C alliance, a group of connectivity providers, internet interchanges and datacentre operators sharing resources to improve cross-border networks

IT and telecommunication services company Colt said Wednesday that it has joined the Metro2C alliance, a collaboration between some of Europe’s largest connectivity providers, datacentre operators and internet exchanges.

Colt to deliver Insight services to enterprises

Colt has been tapped up by Insight

UK-based fixed network operator Colt on Thursday announced a partnership with enterprise technology provider Insight Enterprises to deliver cloud and data centres services to Insight’s 80,000 customers across Europe.

Colt hooks up with Unisys for cloud services

Pan-European backbone network Colt has entered into a contract with IT services firm Unisys to deliver infrastructure, cloud management software and services to European customers. After the initial UK implementation, the companies intend to provide the services from an additional six data centres within Colt’s European network.