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Sheffield 10K Corporate Challenge

This year, OCF has decided to get a team together to run a 10K in Sheffield. This all started from the success of myself taking on the challenge of the Sheffield 10K in September 2017 and in sharing my experiences with the OCF it was clear that others were interested in doing something similar.  The […]

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OCF’s supporting higher education: 4th in spending analysis

Back in June, CRN published an analysis of IT spending data from 94 UK universities. The team obtained the data via Freedom of Information requests. OCF was listed right alongside global names like Apple, Dell, HP, Logicalis and BT. In fact, CRN kindly ranked us 4th overall! Although the article suggested OCF was a surprise […]

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Getting started in OpenStack

Where are all the cloud engineers? There are a growing number of use cases in OpenStack. Telco’s are getting excited about OpenStack and enabling Network Function Virtualisation – i.e. the ability to deploy virtualised appliances over Software-Defined Networks (SDN). Financial organisations are also seriously considering OpenStack, and typically, financial IT rarely changes quickly. Companies like […]

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Differentiating ourselves with people and plugging the skills gap

I read with interest an article in IT Pro Portal on the rise of tech apprenticeships. Apprenticeships have always played an integral role in growing our team and finding the best people for OCF. Our director of operations, Russell Slack, started his career as an apprentice. People are an important part of OCF. We now have […]

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