OGL and SpeechWrite Form Partnership to Combat Cyber Security

OGL Computer Services Group is delighted to announce its partnership with SpeechWrite, provider of cutting-edge dictation and voice recognition technology to businesses in the legal, medical, finance and professional services sectors. As of August 2nd 2021, OGL will be ‘Official IT Solutions and Cyber Security Partner’ to SpeechWrite.

Birmingham-based SpeechWrite specialises in state-of-the-art voice recognition and dictation workflow solutions that meet the agile and flexible working needs of modern day organisations. Using voice technology dramatically speeds up document turnaround and helps employees boost their efficiency, even when they are on the move.

OGL, which encompasses CyberGuard Technologies and OGL IT Solutions, has been providing IT solutions for 45 years from its headquarters in Kidderminster, and added cyber security to its portfolio in 2017.

A surge of cyber-attacks during and since the pandemic created a need for SpeechWrite to offer their clients secure IT infrastructures on which to operate their dictation software. OGL was the obvious choice because of their reputation in the area, plus its customer base of 1,200, which includes many law firms, NHS trusts, accountants, estate agents and surveyors, meaning OGL already has vast experience of working with the types of customers SpeechWrite attracts.

The UK Government states in its ‘Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021’ that four in ten businesses (39%) experienced security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. Furthermore, of that 39%, 21% ended up losing money, data or other assets.

SpeechWrite’s 800 customers – from the legal, medical, finance and professional services sectors – could be especially attractive targets for cyber-criminals because of the highly sensitive and personal data they hold. CyberGuard Technologies has an enormous amount of expertise in mitigating this threat by utilising and deploying a whole range of tactics, techniques and procedures to defend and protect networks and systems.

Alongside heightening cyber security threats, businesses are also feeling the pressure to digitalise their operation, a result of the pandemic. OGL IT Solutions support organisations to make the shift into the digital era and take advantage of the many benefits technology can bring to their industry.

Talking about the new partnership with SpeechWrite, Lee Reece, Senior Manager at OGL said: “We’re dedicated to ensuring businesses are protected, because we want to see the UK economy thrive, and to do so companies need cyber security in place. SpeechWrite customers are already choosing to use best-of-breed dictation software, so the next step is to get in a place a best-of-breed IT infrastructure to support it, that’s fully cyber secure. Something we love working with businesses to achieve.”

Aleron Cawser, Operations Director at SpeechWrite, commented: “We’ve known of OGL and the services they offer for a while – and we’re delighted to have them on board as our Official IT and Cyber Security Partner. Cyber security has always been a top priority for SpeechWrite and our clients, making the partnership a natural strategic fit. With the ongoing cyber threats to all UK businesses it makes sense for us to bolster our offering and expertise in this critical area of IT security.

OGL and SpeechWrite believe now is the perfect time for the partnership and look forward to improving the cyber security of scores of businesses across the Midlands region, and beyond. OGL also plans to introduce its customer-base to the benefits of SpeechWrite technology.

Lee concluded: “Myself and team are thrilled to launch this partnership and look forward to meeting SpeechWrite customers and seeing how we can help each one tackle the huge problem of cyber-crime and the challenge of embracing the new digital era. Plus, of course, we’ll be pointing our customers in the direction of SpeechWrite if they have not yet utilised digital or cloud dictation in their organisation.”