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01732 759725 14 NEWS : RESELLERS OGL recruitment drive Technology solutions provider OGL Group is following a record 12 months, in which it increased staff numbers at its Midlands and London offices to 300, with a recruitment drive to take its headcount to 350 staff by the end of the year. In the first quarter of 2022 alone, it made big inroads into this target with the recruitment of more than 20 new employees to support growing demand for digital transformation solutions and cyber security services at its cyber security arm, CyberGuard Technologies. To accommodate its expanding team, OGL Group recently refurbished and expanded its Kidderminster site, gaining 10,000 sqft of additional space through the acquisition a number of surrounding properties. Renovotec partners with Brother Renovotec, a reseller specialising in the retail, warehousing and logistic markets, has added Brother’s TJ range of highvolume industrial label printers, the RJ series of mobile devices and the TD line of desktop models to its portfolio. The partnership with Brother will help the supplier of auto-ID and automated technologies to warehousing and distribution centres meet rising demand from retail and logistics businesses for new technology infrastructure. An extra 50.7 million sq ft of warehousing space was taken up in 2021, with operators prioritising labour optimisation, returns management and error reduction, according to The Warehouse Trends survey from VDC Research Group. Ged Cairns, Head of Auto ID at Brother UK, said: “Renovotec’s unrivalled presence and expertise in this market allows us to reach major operators with our new and established solutions at a time when the rise in ecommerce is making labelling technology increasingly essential to order fulfilment.” Renovotec generated £50 million in sales in 2021. Twelfth acquisition for inTec Group Manchester-based inTEC Group has acquired a controlling interest in IT services provider Astec Computing as part of its on-going acquisition strategy. The company’s 12th acquisition since 2016 and its fourth this year increases its headcount to more than 120 across 10 sites in the UK and Ireland. Based near Hastings and with customers throughout Sussex, Kent and London, Astec is a Microsoft Gold Partner specialising in Modern Workplace/Classroom, IT Security, Support and Infrastructure. inTEC Group specialises in the design, implementation and support of a wide range of cloud services and business applications including I.T. managed services/ infrastructure support, hosted collaboration, and communication solutions. Content+Cloud joins MISA Content+Cloud is adding to its long list of Microsoft accreditations (16 Gold competencies, 19 awards, 4 MVPs and 8 advanced specialisations) by becoming a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). MISA is an ecosystem of validated independent software vendors and Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs) that have integrated their solutions with Microsoft to better protect customers against cyber threats. Content+Cloud’s ability to provide customers with both offensive (Red Teaming) and defensive (Cyber Security Operations Centre) cyber security solutions, delivers the bi-directional protection that is becoming increasingly necessary as organisational digital landscapes expand and user bases disperse. Pravesh Kara, Security & Networks Product Director at Content+Cloud, said: “As a Microsoft Gold partner, we are dedicated to driving the adoption and implementation of Microsoft’s security solutions and cloud services to best meet the evolving needs of our customers. As a member of MISA, our ability to innovate and deliver new integrated solutions will be central to our continued growth as a security services provider.” Deloitte strengthens cloud observability practice Deloitte is expanding its cloud obsersvability practice to drive faster, more successful digital transformation for its clients using the Dynatrace software intelligence platform. Deloitte’s team of dedicated DevOps and site reliability engineers is being trained and certified to incorporate the Dynatrace platform into its Innovation Centers and DevOps Cloud Platform. Deloitte will also continue to use Dynatrace for its own internal IT operations, covering the organisation’s wide range of technologies and processes. Civo switches to four-day week Civo, a pure-play cloud-native service provider, has switched to a four-day week following a successful trial. Employees at the Stevenage business will now work a 34-hour week (down from 36 hours), split across four 8.5-hour working days, with the option to spread the same number of hours over five days for those who prefer to do so. The shorter week is one of several measures Civo is implementing or trialling to improve staff wellbeing and attract new talent. Another is a trial of uncapped holiday entitlement. Mark Boost, CEO of Civo, said: “Our adoption of the four-day work week came from the belief that by streamlining the working week, we could create a more productive and ultimately more successful organisation. I have been thrilled to see Civo staff embrace this flexible way of working. Teams are more engaged and motivated, and crucially from a business perspective we have seen no drop in the quality of work delivered.” He added: “The uncapped holiday trial is a core part of our belief in the opportunities created by flexible working. As long as you get your job done, and it doesn’t impact the team or our customers, you should be able to take whatever holiday you feel is appropriate.” Civo’s mission is to revolutionise the industry by providing cutting-edge services powered by Kubernetes that enable tech companies to host core applications with ease, speed up development, increase productivity and reduce costs. Mark Boost