Entries by OmnicomNE

The Rise of Ransomware

Malicious software, otherwise known as Malware, has been around since the early days of computing but only really came to light succeeding the rise of domestic internet use. It’s often delivered by email and can be fairly easy to spot – especially if you’re sure you don’t have any overseas relatives who’ve left you with […]

Microsoft Licensing Uncovered

Microsoft Licensing has long been a black art understood only by the initiated. As OmniCom is a Microsoft Authorised Educational Reseller, we have to undertake an annual exam demonstrating our proficiency in this ninja art.   The major innovation over recent years has been Microsoft’s introduction of EES (Enrolment for Education Solutions) agreements. These have […]

Zeb – Our Newest Team Member

If you’re a follower of our Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen an unfamiliar furry face on our feed. We’ve recently sponsored a gorgeous 6 week old Labrador pup, Zeb who’ll be part of a training programme to become a guide dog. We’ve sponsored Zeb in order to help change someone’s life, allowing them […]

Changing ICT Support – FAQ

We understand that changing ICT Support companies can be a daunting prospect, which is why we want to make the process as easy and simple as possible. Over the years, we’ve had many questions on how we handle the changeover, how we manage the workload and the things that you as customers need to do. […]

BETT Show 2015

The 21st to 24th January of this year welcomed the return of BETT Show in London, the world’s largest Education Technology Show. This year, we attended and returned to Durham with bags full of information on products and services we believe will benefit you and your school. We’ve pulled together all our leaflets, brochures and […]

iPads – What Now?

You may have read our previous blog post on iPads – the Next Step and since then, Apple tablets have become even more popular in education. With the rapid rate of deployment, fresh challenges appear. OmniCom have worked with iPads for a number of years now, and have encountered many of the challenges that come […]

Windows Server 2003 – End of Life

Over a decade ago, Windows Server 2003 first hit the market and in that time frame, technology has changed drastically. In those 10 short years we’ve seen the introduction of iTunes; which today generates enough revenue to make it one of Apple’s crown jewels. The camera phone also came into play in 2003, an invention […]

12 Days of Christmas

As a local business, OmniCom understand the importance of supporting other local establishments and so jumped at the chance of becoming a 995 Club Member, in partnership with Durham Cathedral. Being a member means we support the Open Treasure Appeal; a major multiphase development project that will provide visitors to Durham Cathedral with an experience […]

OmniCom Gets Arty

Over the past few weeks, our OmniCom HQ has taken a revamp, changing four blank walls into a professional, motivational working environment. The purpose was to create a unique working environment that showcased OmniCom’s personality, what we’re about and what we strive to achieve. We got in touch with local digital signage company – VT […]

Riverside Are Raring to Go

Riverside Primary Academy in Gateshead have been celebrating after finding a sponsor for their school football team, in the shape of OmniCom. We jumped at the chance of being their sponsor and think that the new and improved kit looks much more professional. We love the bright colours of the shirts and think our purple […]

Quotation Requests

We understand searching for the best prices for your equipment can be a time consuming, lengthy process which is why we’ve created our brand new quotation page here. We understand the importance of schools needing a quotation quickly and as efficiently as possible, therefore we aim to get back to you within 8 working hours […]

Goodbye Windows XP

Out with the old and in with the new. Why should you upgrade XP? After supporting Windows XP for over 12 years, the time has finally come for Microsoft to withdraw support. On the 8th of April this year, Microsoft, along with its hardware and software partners called it a day on XP and Office 2003 […]