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How to choose a Cloud Services Provider (CSP)
What to look for and the questions to ask There are so many benefits available to businesses adopting cloud services. But you really shouldn’t settle for a Cloud Services Provider (CSP) who you haven’t asked some important questions of, and received comprehensive answers from. Moving to the cloud, fully or partially, is a big decision as it fundament...
Technology trends coming your way
The rate of technology development can be overwhelming and knowing how, and if, to invest in new technology can be daunting for businesses. Read on for our take on the trends that we think will significantly impact UK businesses this year. 1. Cloud Subscription style, pay-as-you-go pricing models for cloud services have opened up the availability of cutting-edge...
Do you need to consider email compliance?
Protect your company by enabling the retention and recovery of all email communication Email has long been considered the primary business communication tool in the UK, and across the developed world. Indeed, we’re all well aware of the benefits against the traditional postal service – high speed, 24/7 availability, low cost, multiple recipient sending ...
Integrated website delivers a better customer experience
It’s easy to assume that a website is only about (a) having a presence in today’s online world and (b) selling your products online (ecommerce). Yes, websites do provide these two functions, but in addition, what fully integrated websites from OGL also enable is the ability to provide each of your customers with access to an online portal where their accou...
How to achieve a good IT infrastructure that “just works”
The four cornerstones of an IT infrastructure that allows you to focus on running your business Our infrastructure architects have vast experience in the design, configuration and implementation of infrastructures that “just work”. We use this phrase “just work” as over the years we have found that very often businesses simply want an IT set...
prof.ITplus: curing the headache of stock-taking
Of course, a company needs to know the value of their stock in order to generate accurate year-end accounts and establish how the business is performing but for many companies it means significant down-time whilst the stock-taking is being carried out. Our customers (before using prof.ITplus) typically report losing a week’s trade due to the annual stock-take. A...
5 ways prof.ITplus improves staff morale
We’ve noticed over the years that not only does our business software make the CEOs and MDs of businesses that use prof.ITplus happy (because of the boost to the bottom line), it also has a positive impact on the morale of staff using prof.ITplus for their day-to-day work. We’ve compiled our top 5 examples of the morale-boosting ways of prof.ITplus &he...
The power of Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
The better a business can manage its customer relationships, the more success the business is likely to have. The term given to this idea is Customer Relationship Management (CRM). It’s the act of handling and recording customer communications, interactions and relationships in a structured, integrated manner with the goal of better serving those customers, b...
6,634,204,312,890,625 passwords cracked in 2.5 days
At OGL we take IT security seriously so we have developed a machine that is designed to crack passwords. This machine can guess passwords at an amazing 30 billion combinations per second. There are 6,634,204,312,890,625 combinations of an 8-character password using the full range of letters, numbers and special characters. Our hosted desktop default domain polic...