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8 Cyber Security Cliches That Help No One

Cyber security is fundamental in today’s online environment, but its public face is chock full of scary images and statistics used to instil fear. Here are eight unhelpful cyber security cliches, and why you should take the time to get educated rather than intimidated.   The fear, uncertainty and doubt of cyber security 1. It’s… Read more…

FIM to MIM Migration: What You Need to Know

Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) will soon be out of support. What does that mean for organisations who rely on the system to manage users’ digital identities and credentials? Now that withdrawal of mainstream support has been announced, FIM to MIM migration has gone from being a recommended course of action to an essential one. Here’s… Read more…

How to Set Up and Run Rule Extension Unit Tests in MIM

After reading this blog, you will have the knowledge to be able to set up and run your own rule extension unit tests. This will help you develop solutions quicker, and do so to a higher quality. In the last blog in this identity management testing series, we looked at some of the issues with… Read more…

Conwy Cannons: Season in Review

The curtain has come down on a tough first season for Conwy Cannons basketball team, sponsored by Oxford Computer Group. Competing in the North Wales Basketball Association U16 league, the team has enjoyed great success while finding their feet against more established competition.   A CLOSE FINISH In recent weeks, the Cannons narrowly lost out… Read more…

Microsoft SPE: E3 or E5?

When it comes to deciding which Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE) license fits your organisation best, there’s a lot of information to process. As you will be able to tell if you’ve read our guide to Secure Productive Enterprise licensing, SPE contains a lot of technology. Here we’ll make it easier for you to confidently make a… Read more…

10 Questions to Ask Your IT Department about Mobility

Mobile is a critical or high priority for almost two thirds (64%) of organisations, according to IDG research. And why wouldn’t it be? Mobility not only enables increased productivity; it also opens the door to real business transformation. Specifically, the IDG research indicates that the most significant factors behind mobile investment are: Improving internal communication… Read more…

A Guide to Secure Productive Enterprise Licensing

Get answers to the most common Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE) licensing questions. Uncover the value of what SPE can bring to your organisation. At OCG, we speak to many organisations looking to harness the benefits of cloud and mobile solutions to release their workforce from the shackles of the past. Solutions that enable employees to… Read more…

Are you ready for GDPR?

Businesses must get ready for the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will aim to return control over personal data to citizens and unify the European Union within the same regulatory environment. Replacing the Data Protection Act, GDPR is going to mean your organisation will have to change the way it handles personal information, or face… Read more…

Meeting the demand for improved cyber security

Our cyber security journey started with strong identity and access management foundations. The world is changing, driven by the economics of cloud, the productivity of new collaboration technologies, and with the menace of cyber crime encroaching on our personal and working lives. As an organisation, we’ve had to evolve to meet the latest demands of… Read more…

OCG employees raise over £3,000 for two South Wales charities

It was a beautiful day in South Wales. The sun was shining, and there was hardly a cloud in the sky. Ten intrepid OCG employees set off on a fifteen-mile trek, accompanied by “Fraser Bear”, the mascot of one of OCG’s chosen charities, Believe. The trek would take in two of South Wales’ highest peaks,… Read more…