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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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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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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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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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Child Safety Online

"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think." Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist

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How we saved £57k using Power Platform

Using the Power Platform in Chess to reduce our costs, work better together, and grow our business

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Your Data: Internet Trackers and Monitoring Your Online Activity

"Getting information from the Internet is like taking a drink from a hydrant." Mitchell Kapor, American Software Developer

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Digital Healthcare Research App

Our team recently developed an application which helps the NHS gather information about COVID-19 in children. Watch this video to learn more.

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Phone Fraud

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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Your Personal Data and The Domino Effect

"Security is always excessive until it's not enough."  Robbie Sinclair, Head of Security, Country Energy, NSW Australia

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Seven top tips for using NHSmail

Learn how to make the most out of NHSmail with these top tips written by Neil Larkins, Chief Technology Officer at Egress.