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Press Release -- May 12th, 2010
Source: Colt Group
Tags: Exchange, VoIP

Colt introduces Smart Office: the 'one-stop-shop' for small and midsize organisations looking for connectivity and IT managed services

Colt’s Smart Office offers ‘business-grade Internet’ and a full suite of flexible modular services covering the entire spectrum of modern networked business.

12 May 2010

Colt, a leading provider of business communications and IT managed services, today launched its new Smart Office proposition for smaller, mid-sized organisations. The integrated solution is designed to offer a comprehensive choice of connectivity and managed services via a simple ‘one-stop-shop’ ordering and fulfilment process. Smart Office will significantly reduce the complexity of traditional communications packages that companies have had to navigate in the past.

Colt’s Smart Office packages comprise a range of dedicated services, designed to meet the needs of midsize businesses, including Internet connectivity, Voice connectivity*, comprehensive firewall and email security, fully integrated messaging, website development and hosting, and PC back-up to protect valuable company data. The new packages, launched specifically for the small business market, help maintain Colt’s position as Europe’s leading Information Delivery Platform.

Rob Jupp, UK Director, Midsize Business Division at Colt said: “Market conditions have changed dramatically over the past year and organisations in the UK are looking for greater efficiencies, savings and performance from their ICT investment. Internet Access is increasingly critical for most businesses as it is the support for essential tools like messaging. Businesses demand super-fast, reliable, business grade connectivity or they face a reduction in their productivity and an inability to compete.”

Smart Office gives businesses a simple way to purchase from a range of pre-configured, pre-designed packages – designed with individual company needs in mind – or individual products from Smart Office’s range of services:

• Business-Grade Internet
• Advanced Voice and VoIP Services
• Business messaging
• Email security
• Firewall solutions
• Automatic PC Back-up

Richard Blaustein, Managing Director, Midsize Business Division, Colt said: "No two businesses are the same. Each has its own unique set of challenges and issues. Each has ambitions and opportunities it wants to fulfil. Many providers try to force them into inflexible packages that cannot adapt to their needs or which include services they simply do not want. Smart Office has been designed to mitigate this risk and help businesses easily identify the right option for their individual needs. “

The Smart Office packages are available now, across Europe.

* Voice connectivity via TDM or VoIP

About Colt

Colt is Europe’s leading information delivery platform, enabling its customers to share, process and store their vital business information.  Colt is an established leader in delivering integrated networking and IT managed services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers. Colt operates a 13-country, 25,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 34 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 16,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres.

Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net.

For more information, please contact:

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Colt
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Colt
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