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Successfully Engaging Your People - 5 Tips

Back in May I wrote 10 top tips to keep your remote people engaged. Given that remote working seems to be set to stay, I thought in this article I would focus on our employee engagement tool, Engage, available to Chess customers, and how this can help you with remote working.

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Capturing Requirements in a Virtual Workshop

Until March this year, the assumption was that we could meet in person with a client or project partner several times to move through the requirements definition process. As it turns out, the process of developing a new digital approach which utilises a combination of existing and emerging tools has evolved like a project in itself. These are our tips. 

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Keeping Your Small Business Connected

With local lockdowns being introduced in some areas and all the talk of a potential second wave of CV-19, now might be a good time to focus on small businesses and ways to improve vital infrastructure. 

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Critical Thinking and Confirmation Bias

I'm not a supporter of #DeleteFacebook because it's like saying if you don't want to get electrocuted, get rid of electricity. It's stupid. No, demand better standards for your electricity, so you don't get electrocuted…" – Christopher Wylie, Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower

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Chess Wins Two Cybersecurity Awards

The Chess team have proven the invaluable work they do and have been recognised for their outstanding performance and commitment to securing organisations, by picking up two awards in the Sophos Partner Awards 2020 - Public Sector Partner of the year and Education Partner of the year.

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Homeworking is Here to Stay

We have just conducted a survey of all our people to ask them how they want to work in the future, and it turns out that only 2% wanted to return to full-time office working, 37% wanted a mix of home and office and the remaining 61% wanted to work from home. So. it looks like for us at least, home working is here to stay! 

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Managing Remote Teams using Power Platform

Combining the capabilities of Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI and Teams, our Development team created the Location app which is now used by the whole company. 

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Broadband Outage - 23 July 2020
We have been made aware of a major incident affecting Broadband service in the northeast of England.
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5 Top Tips To Keep Your Cloud Secure

Security has never been more important, especially as the explosion of homeworking has created more areas for potential vulnerability. 

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Help to Keep Your Children Safe Online

With so many young people in home-school currently, we thought some tips about keeping your children safe whilst online might be useful. It’s a huge topic but we’ve summarised 5 areas you may want to consider.

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Five Significant Savings with Synchronised Security

With Sophos' decision to retire on-premise legacy security platforms and focus on next-generation products, I thought today we would have a quick look at the key advantages of synchronised security and how it can save you money.