News Tagged 'OCN'

Automatic Sophos Upgrade to Version 10

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For those Oxfordshire schools that subscribe to Sophos via OCC QuEST, please be advised that version 10 of Sophos Endpoint has been available now for a few months. In response to this, 123ICT consultants have been manually upgrading computers and servers to v 10.  However, this recent technical alert from Sophos will make our life easier as this will now happen automatically:

“Commencing mid July 2012, Sophos will be upgrading Sophos Endpoint versions 9.5 and 9.7 to version 10.0. The upgrade will ...

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SIMS Central Service – Office 2010 Licensing

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Since September 2011, Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) have been upgrading their computers to Windows 7 and MS Office 2010 platforms.  During the Easter Break 2012, Capita will be discontinuing their support of SIMS with MS Office 2003 and therefore OCC will be upgrading the SIMS Central servers to MS Office 2010 .

Schools are responsible for their own software licensing and from the start of the summer term 2012, schools will need the appropriate licence for MS Office 2010 on any computer that is ...

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Alternative Broadband: 123ICT & EXA

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When the cost of OCN Broadband was published via QuEST last year, 123ICT started to look at alternatives on behalf of the schools that we support. It quickly became apparent that hundreds of schools throughout the UK had moved away from local authority broadband provision. After contacting several education broadband providers we opted for the solution provided by EXA-Networks Ltd. We found ...

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ICT Schools Support Technical Briefing

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On Thursday 23 February123ICT will be attending  the ICT Schools Support Technical Briefing at the Kassam Stadium conference venue on behalf of the schools we support. We feel it is important that are kept informed of developments within OCN and the QuEST ICT services, particularly as our focus is solely on supporting Oxfordshire primary schools.

You can find a list of the sessions via the

  and we will feedback all relevant information to our schools via this ...

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School Web Filtering Netsweeper Upgrade – Essential Work

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We have been advisded by OCN ICT Services that the Netsweeper Servers will be upgraded to the most recent version 2.6.29.14 on Monday 21 November 2011. This is an essential upgrade required to improve the functionality of the service for all schools and part of the upgrade repairs the use of the Active Directory functionality at a local level which is an important element to some of the larger schools using it.

During Monday 21 November schools will still be protected ...

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