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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…

New Microsoft Azure AD B2B Features Now in Preview

Microsoft recently announced new features for its Azure AD B2B Collaboration service. As explained in my earlier blog post, ‘How to Manage Partner Identities Better With Azure AD B2B’, this service offers a secure and hassle-free way of authenticating your partner identities so that they can collaborate with you. Authentication is based on corporate identities being… Read more…

Why linking HR and IT is crucial to identity management

When it comes to provisioning and deprovisioning user accounts, IT departments often don’t know who’s who in the organisation, or who should have access to what. They rely on being fed data by human resources (HR), the custodians of employee data. But how is this managed? How can users be managed in different environments based… Read more…

4 Ways to improve customer engagement in retail – without using an emoji

Perhaps the only thing more bewildering for retailers than the unsympathetic pace of digital disruption is the advent of the term ‘customer engagement’. Isn’t that what your marketing department refer to when they insist that half a week of posting emojis on Twitter is vital for business?   CUSTOMERS EXPECT A SEAMLESS EXPERIENCE A recent… Read more…

How to manage partner identities better with Azure AD B2B

It’s one thing having to manage the identities of users in your organisation’s directory; how tricky must it be to add users from your partners into the mix? The task is perhaps not as great as you’d expect, thanks to Azure AD B2B. Working out the best way to interact with partners, particularly where large numbers… Read more…