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Industry and education work together to enhance learning for local students
An entrepreneurial student from Baxter College, Toby Ferris, approached us to ask if we could provide valuable equipment to enhance his, and his fellow IT students’, learning. Toby, who is currently studying for his GCSE in IT & Computing, wrote to us. saying: “I am in Year 10 and wish to help my classmates understand more about the hardware side to c...
Charity swim in aid of Daisy Garland
On Friday 27 July Software Operations Manager, Charlie Grant, will be embarking on his yearly swimming challenge to raise money for the Daisy Garland charity in memory of his son, Teddy Grant. This year, Charlie will be attempting the Padstow to Rock swim in Cornwall, accompanied by a few of his colleagues and friends at OGL. Charlie commente...
How reliable is your business software?
There comes a point in time when every distribution, wholesale or stockist business reaches a level of growth that is no longer supported by their current system. This can lead to all sorts of issues, including loss of revenue, disgruntled employees and missed sales opportunities. Equally, your system may be missing vital functionality needed to enhance your busine...
OGL employees climb Mount Snowdon to raise funds for colleague
A group of OGL employees got together on the May Bank Holiday weekend to climb Mount Snowdon to raise funds for a friend and colleague who is battling cancer. The budding mountaineers set themselves a target to raise £1000 for Senior Credit Control Assistant at OGL Computer, Emma Selby-Pugh, but have already smashed that having raised over £1800 to enable ...
Protect your business with more than just a password
Passwords. They may drive you mad but at least they keep your details secure...Or do they? According to a recent survey, on average 2 out of 5 people have had their password stolen and 7 out of 10 people no longer trust passwords to protect their accounts. 68% of people say they want companies to provide an extra layer of security and 86% of businesses who use Mult...
Why use an IT Managed Service Provider?
What makes a good Managed Service Provider (MSP)? In theory it’s quite simple; a provider that is willing to listen, understand your business needs and can deliver a bespoke managed service that fits your current and future business needs. Migrating to a MSP can seem like a blind leap of faith and finding a good MSP in the IT industry can be even more dauntin...
Proactive management of your data is now a necessity
Do you have the tools to manage your data effectively, or are you, like many other businesses, just making do with inefficient, insecure manual processes? With the growing threat of data theft and misuse, it’s vital that you get control of your data management and ensure that your staff are aware of their responsibilities when processing data relating to your cu...
OGL Customer Golf Day
At the end of April, a number of OGL employees played host to a group of customers for a round of golf at Kidderminster Golf Club. The day started with a complimentary breakfast before the teams took to the fairways to battle it out over 18 holes. Customers attending were Richardsons Capital, Bluestar Leasing, Image Technique, Plastics Pl...
OGL Wins Security Award
We are excited to share that we were recently announced as the winner of the Most Certified Reseller of 2017 at Kaspersky’s Annual Summit at the British Library in London. The prestigious award was awarded to us for our extensive knowledge within the industry, and for consistently offering our customers valued advice and support when it comes to IT ...