Over a third of UK businesses have identified cybersecurity breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. By ethically exploiting your organisation, Chess can help find, prioritise and remediate vulnerabilities in your network. Get Penetration Tested, and find your IT vulnerabilities before the hackers do.
“The whole pen testing process was seamless. It was like you didn’t know they were there. Beyond the initial briefing and daily updates, they just got on with the job efficiently”.
Mark Smith, Server Support Manager
Progressive employers are increasingly promoting flexible and remote working and modern business practices are continually moving towards an always switched on and available customer experience. With Hosted Voice, your people can work from anywhere, any time. Mobile workers with the app can be connected on their extension with all calls routed through the Internet. This not only provides flexibility but also significant cost savings and productivity
"Our staff have welcomed the new systems with great enthusiasm. As we have configured the system more to our bespoke requirements for call flows for our working practices, our reporting tools report an improvement in business efficiency of around 50%. In terms of costs, we are saving between 25% and 30% per calendar month, principally through Chess’ negotiation of our international call rates."
Paul Finch, IT Manager
Purchasing pcs, laptops, tablets and phones for your business can be expensive, time consuming and unpredictable. Getting rid of out of date, unreliable and unsupported devices isn’t always straightforward either – so obsolete kit can easily start piling up.
Now there is a way to get the tech your business needs to thrive, kept up to date, and with zero waste, all at an affordable, set monthly cost; equipping your people to work anywhere, anytime; collaborating better, exceeding customer expectations and keeping you ahead of the competition.
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Apple Have Now Launched Their Latest Products
Apple fans are in for a treat as loads of fruity gadgets were announced earlier this week at the latest Apple event, including the NEW iPhone 11. Which of these goodies would you use as your next device? The new iPad or the powerhouse iPhone 11. Tell us what's on your Christmas list.
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Untangling the web of IT security
We head over to Sophos to discuss all thing IT and security with Jonathan Hope (Sophos) and Gavin Wood (Chess) asking those important questions, What do you need to protect your network, is public cloud secure and how you can train your staff to help against the fight of IT Security.
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How To Prepare Your Business For Windows 7 End Of Life
Support for Microsoft Windows 7 will end on 14 January 2020. It's estimated that over a third of PCs are still running the operating system. There are a number of options, and deciding on the best course of action for your business is key to ensuring a safe, compliant and productive 2020.
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Chess Strengthens Partner Focus With Acquisition of TMS
Chess ICT, one of the UK’s leading technology solutions providers, is delighted to announce its acquisition of TMS, an independent channel-focused expert in billing solutions, hosted voice and data connectivity solutions for IT and telecoms suppliers.
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Returning to Work?
Judging by the amount of traffic coming into Manchester today as I went for my morning walk, many businesses are already asking people to return to the office. So I thought it might be useful to run through some of our thinking on the why’s and the how’s of making decisions
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Changes to Chess ICT Ltd Terms and Conditions
Changes to Chess ICT Limited’s Terms and Conditions from 1 June 2020
Changes have been made to the General Conditions which apply to all our products and services as well as to some Schedules which are terms and conditions specific to our products and services. The Schedules which have been changed are Schedule 3.1 Voice Services, Schedule 3.2 Internet Services, Schedule 3.4 Cloud Voice Services, Schedule 4.1 Fault Management for Connectivity and Schedule 3.2 Maintenance Support Services.
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The latest cyber crime report is never far from the headlines, whether it's a data breach, phishing attempt, or an email extortion campaign. However, one area that is often overlooked is phone fraud, where a hacker uses your phone system to either provide free calls to expensive foreign destinations or to gain some form of value from calling premium-rate numbers. If this happens you may be left with a significant bill.
At Chess, we offer a fraud monitor service where we check customer call profiles and lock them down if we notice unusual activity and I've noticed a definite uptick in fraud since the COVID-19 lockdown began. Here are a few security points that may be worth thinking about
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BackUps and Recovery
Most people will by now have navigated the first month of lockdown and be working successfully from home. Your business may have moved to the cloud before COVID-19, or moved more recently. Many will still be working remotely on servers and devices with the data stored locally.
Wherever you are working and however you store your data, here are 5 key reasons to be taking BackUps and Recovery seriously.
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