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Microsoft Price Changes

Microsoft’s strategy aims to highlight the benefits of moving to a "cloud-first world", making it more financially advantageous to move away from an on-premise license model and into a cloud subscription model.

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Maximising Female Potential

Last week saw a group of Chess leaders graduate from the 2017/18 Maximising Female Potential Programme (MFPP). The MFPP is part of Chess’ wider Empowering Women Programme, launched last year on International Women’s Day. 

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Chess ICT scoops 3rd place in Glassdoor’s Highest Rated Companies for Work-Life Balance!

A recent report saw Chess secure 3rd place in the UK’s highest rated companies for Work-Life balance in 2018. The research, conducted by Glassdoor, required a minimum of 80 work-life balance ratings to be submitted and took into consideration factors such as convenient commutes as well as employee working hours.

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Kate Wood Speaks at Microsoft Inspire

On Monday 16th July, the biggest names in tech from all over the globe made their annual pilgrimage to the balmy desert setting of fabulous Las Vegas. The reason — Microsoft's week long Inspire Partner Conference.

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Backup vs Disaster Recovery in Practice

How does Backup differ from Disaster Recovery? In our recent Chess webinar, iland Solutions Architect Nicholas King clearly demonstrates the difference. Find out what happens when a data centre is hit by a power outage, and what steps are required to restore systems.


SecureTour18: The Best Bits

June saw another fantastically successful SecureTour18 for Chess CyberSecurity. The annual event happened at four locations around the country, including St Pancras Renaissance Hotel; the Imperial War Museum, Duxford; Old Trafford Cricket Club, Manchester and The International Conference Centre, Edinburgh.

How IT Helped Transform a Club into a European Contender

Chess Cheer on the Clarets in Europa League Clash.

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Chess Partner & EE Host Lunch with a View

Chess Partner recently hosted a lavish lunch in collaboration with EE at the iconic BT Tower. The lunch was held for the six partners that made 50 or more small business connections and went down a treat!

London Tech Week Takeaways

London recently played host to the UK’s biggest tech festival; London Tech Week 2018. The seven-day long festival, held in Europe’s technology capital, gives entrepreneurs, tech giants and techies alike, the chance to come together and showcase London and the UK as the technology hub it has become.  

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Throwback Thursday

With the company hitting the big 25 this year, we talk to the people of Chess, who each have their own stories to tell. Next up, our Customer Service Director, Emma Stott. 


5 Do's and Don'ts on World Productivity Day

How to make today's World Productivity Day your best yet.

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Upgrading VMware Vsphere 5.5 to Vsphere 6.5

Technical Architect, Dean Lewis, guides users through the migration process.