The First Line Blog

News, opinion and comments from the First Line team

Tailoring Office 365 to fit

Posted on August 3, 2016 by Caroline Scotter Mainprize

Even software that has been designed for small businesses doesn’t just plug in and play. You have to make it work for you, as online marketing company Zanzi Digital found out.

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Fast, flexible, and cheap: VOIP works for Deadline Despatch

Posted on July 4, 2016 by Caroline Scotter Mainprize

Deadline Despatch’s business is all about rapid response and express delivery. Customers want to pick up the phone and book a courier – with no protracted conversations and certainly no

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The engineers moved in two by two, hurrah!

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Caroline Scotter Mainprize

First Line were bursting out of the Howard Street offices where they had been based for over ten years. They needed space to seat a growing number of IT engineers; space to accommodate its burgeoning

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We’ve joined Reciprocate!

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Caroline Scotter Mainprize

At First Line we know that most of our clients like to work with us because we are a local IT support company. As small businesses in Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley it’s important to them that they are dealing with ...

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6 online security tips for small businesses

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Caroline Scotter Mainprize

No matter the size of your business, online security is vital. Not just to protect your business and employees, but also any customer data you may hold which could be damaging in the wrong hands and negatively impact you...

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Problem with Microsoft Office 365?

Posted on January 19, 2016 by Caroline Scotter Mainprize

As a Microsoft Certified Partner, we’ve worked with Microsoft for years, and really know our way around their products and all their diagnostic and support tools. You tell us what you’re trying to achieve wit...

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Our work with Pegasus Theatre

Posted on November 26, 2015 by Caroline Scotter Mainprize

As a local company, we’re all about community and building relationships with our neighbours. Pegasus is simply a fantastic theatre that engages with and inspires young people in and around Oxford.

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Taking the stress out of office moves

Posted on October 28, 2015 by Caroline Scotter Mainprize

A recent poll by energy providers E.ON revealed that two thirds of people regard moving house as the most stressful life event ever. Things get lost. You realise that your favourite sofa doesn’t fit. And most of us...

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Are small businesses steaming ahead with cloud computing?

Posted on October 8, 2015 by Caroline Scotter Mainprize

First Line IT releases the key findings of its 2015 small business survey

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The five biggest myths about Cloud computing

Posted on October 8, 2015 by Caroline Scotter Mainprize

Cloud computing has been a hot topic in IT circles for some years now; but, despite the hype, there is still a lot of confusion about what it is, how it works, and what the benefits are. Even people who think they unders...

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