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Would your business benefit from threat intelligence?
In April 2019, it was announced that GCHQ would share threat intelligence information with cloud and managed security providers. This step means that these cyber security providers can take a precautionary approach so that they can block large phishing and malware attacks. This comes after the NCSC was established in 2016 and, since then, the UK hosted share of global...
OGL raise money for Cutnall Green Cricket Club in memory of popular colleague
Staff here at OGL are participating in monthly dress down days to raise funds for charities and causes close to our hearts. May's dress down day was held in support of Cutnall Green Cricket Club, and we raised a fantastic £276. The cricket club was suggested by our Programming Support Consultant, Matthew Austins. Matthew said: “I nominat...
5 benefits of keeping digital records
5 benefits of keeping digital records A full digital transformation must start with digitising information and if you find a lot of your business processes are completed manually and handwritten on paper – for example sales reps out on the road have to write their orders down on site before calling back to the office to key in the order or financial invoice...
5 Challenges for Wholesale Distributors after Brexit
For almost a decade, wholesale distribution has been an integral part of the UK’s economy. The results from the 2016 referendum threaten this massively. In 2016/17, the UK wholesale industry made a huge contribution to the economy by bringing over £980 billion in wholesale turnover and employing over one million people. A large part of wholesale distributi...
OGL Computer renews its position as a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner
OGL Computer today announced we have renewed our accreditation as a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating our ability to meet Microsoft Academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn Microsoft AEP accreditation, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market...
Top 5 IT Issues Facing the Engineering Industry
Working within the Engineering sector can be hugely rewarding, however, as you may be aware, it can come with its challenges. Nothing can be more frustrating than anIT infrastructure that doesn’t deliver the performance you need. The sector is changing fast, and if you want to be a successful, forward-thinking engineering business, you need to capitalise on the ...
Are you maximising your profit margin?
Are you maximising your profit margin? Pricing your product correctly can be make or break for your business. Adding a price tag to your stock items is a key decision that will impact all aspects of your business and will ultimately decide the amount of profit you can make and what expenses you can cover. Put your cost too high and customers won’t buy your...
OGL staff are raising the dough for Macmillan
OGL staff channelled our inner Mary Berry in 2019's 'Great OGL Bake Off' to raise over £300 for Macmillan Cancer Support in April. Employees brought an assortment of home-baked delicacies into the office to flog to their colleagues in support of Macmillan, which is our charity of the year for 2019. The bake sale, supplemented by a dress dow...
Bearing Distributors: Buy products that will sell
Any distributor or wholesaler will agree that stock is at the core of all business processes, it’s what defines your business and your success. As a distributor of bearings , stocking the right products can be a complete minefield. A big part of good stock control and inventory management is purchasing the right stock to ensure you maximise time and money....