19/12/2016
OCSL Editor

It´s been a busy year in the world of Tech for OCSL (isn’t every year!?) We’ve seen more and more of our customers adopt a cloud-first strategy and digital transformation has been front of mind for most CIOs. As we enter a new year, we’re looking forward to helping all our clients identify the benefits of the latest tech innovations such as Azure Stack, Hybrid Cloud, IoT, Big Data and the Intelligent Edge.

Here’s just a few of OCSL’s 2016 Tech Highlights:

January

The International Team made their presence felt at the Mainline Conference in the USA. Talking to organisations from around the world, we demonstrated our ability to support infrastructure across continents.

Our International IT services

February

The launch of the OCSL BrightTalk channel, gave us the opportunity to provide our expert insights and a different perspective to a much wider audience.

Webinar: Driving Growth with Cloud Technology 

March

We expanded our Leadership team with the appointment of our new Chairman, former HP Enterprise Services Vice President, Martin Hess.

Read about Martin's appointment

April

As General Data Protection Regulations becomes ever closer, our legal team helped clients gear up for this important new GDPR regulation.

OCSL's Essential GDPR Checklist

May

Cloud Control, our unique multi cloud management portal launched. We also revealed, Cloud Route, our own secure, direct connection to major cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure. 

 More on Cloud Route and Cloud Control

June

We were delighted Hyde Housing were able to join us for one of our regular BrightTalk webinars.  They shared how our Enablement Framework had helped them create a vision for Cloud.

Hyde Housing Webinar

July

For an amazing 5th year we won the Outstanding Frontline Partner Award at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), hosted in Toronto Canada.  This year OCSL came top in the Cloud Platform category.

OCSL honoured at WPC 2016

August

We officially became a Microsoft CSP. This Concierge-Style-Cloud Service offers the potential to simplify Cloud Management for all our clients.

CSP: an expert view

September

Yet another great client win in the Health Sector! The National Midwifery Council selected us for their Cloud Contract.

Our NMC contract win

October

At our Executive Dinner in the City of London we brought together a select group of IT industry leaders to discuss and debate how cloud technology enables digital transformation.

Realising your full potential with OCSL's Cloud Services

November

We revealed the new OCSL brand alongside our renewed  brand values including our uniquely different perspective, our strong collaborative spark and our extreme agility. We were also proud to be awarded the Cisco® UK Rising Star Partner of the Year 2016 and to be a finalist in the UK IT Awards.

CMO View: How to stand out from the IT Crowd

December

What a fantastic way to finish the year! We had another great HPE Discover event.  It was standing room only at all our speaker sessions and we received hugely positive customer feedback on our Cloud Control Demos.

HPE Discover Round Up

That's it for 2016. See you in 2017 for more enterprising ideas in IT!

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