Eight things you can do to help your employees work from home

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From April 2014, any employee who has more than 26 weeks of continuous service with you will have the right to request flexible working, and you will be required to give the request serious consideration. The good news is that …

10 magic tips to keep your computer running smoothly

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We’re running a piece in this month’s In Business magazine from the Oxford Times. Called ’10 magic tips to keep your computer running smoothly’ it offers five things to do regularly to keep your computer happy, and five things to …

Finnish pitchside migration

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Pitch-side technicians at Finnish sports-advertising company Supponor are communicating better and more easily thanks to a new cloud-based server that they’ve migrated to with the help of First Line. Supponor specialises in running digital billboard replacement technology at live sporting …

Heel have to go

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There’s a reason that IT support engineers are not known as beacons of fashion – and it’s not because we don’t have our own innate sense of style. No, it’s because, over the years, we’ve seen what happens when haute …

ThreeWheelin’ en route to complete the Classic Oxfordshire tour

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There’s still time to pledge support for the First Line cyclists, ThreeWheelin, as they raise money for “Against Breast Cancer” by riding the 70-mile Classic Oxfordshire route on 5 May. The trio are quietly confident as they’ve been racking up …

No budget gloom for Oxfordshire’s top employers

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Aspiration, perspiration, even alchemy: these were some of the words used in describing the Oxfordshire business scene at last night’s launch of the Oxford Times Oxfordshire’s Top 100 Employers report. First Line was there because we were one of the …

First Line staff raising money for charity: Three men on their bikes

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On the 5th May, The First Line Support Cycling Squad, composed of David Swinburne, Kevin Sands and Dan Owen, the “ThreeWheelin’ ” are raising money for the “Against Breast Cancer” charity, by riding the ‘Classic Oxfordshire‘ 70 mile one day …

Benefits of leased lines now within the reach of small businesses

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Prices significantly down Prices of Leased Lines and Ethernet First Mile (EFM) connections have dropped dramatically over the last 12-18 months and are now within reach of small businesses. Prices start from around £400 per month for EFM connections and …

Christmas opening hours 2012

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All of us at First Line would like to wish you and your colleagues a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Our offices will be closed from 4pm on Friday 21st December until 8am on Wednesday 2nd January. …

A review of the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system

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I’ve recently installed Windows 8 on my PC and have decided to write a review about its new features and what it’s like. In this review I’m going to write about the layout, the interface, apps, personalisation, navigation and how …