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Top 5 Tips for the Public Switched Telephone Network 2025 Switch-Off

The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is being closed in Dec 2025. In preparation Grant Thain, Vendor Alliance Manager at Chess, has provided T ...

Chess wins Sophos Cybersecurity award

Chess wins Cybersecurity award 

Chess has been awarded the Sophos 2021 Public Sector Partner of the Year in UKI. Chess is recognised for its outstanding performance and commitment to securing organisations with Sophos’ next-generation cybersecurity solutions and services.  

Your Security Questions Answered

Your Security Questions Answered

Dan Cooper, Security Consultant at Chess, answers three key questions every small to medium-sized business asks themselves about protecting their data:

  • Has security really changed that much in the past few years?
  • Am I using the best-in-class security vendors today?
  • Do I have the right skills and time in-house to manage these solutions?
Fibre Fit for the Future

Fibre Fit for the Future

Grant Thain, Vendor Manager and Connectivity Expert at Chess, summarises what the 2025 PSTN switch-off means to businesses and what the alternative options are:

  • All-Internet Protocol (All-IP)
  • Metallic Path Facility (MPF)
Onboarding New People Remotely

Top 3 on Onboarding New People Remotely

Stephen Dracup, COO at Chess, looks at the three key things we learned about how to adapt our new starters onboarding process to make it work virtuall ...

Best Companies 2021

Best Companies to Work For Awards 2021

Chess, a leading provider of technology solutions to UK business, has retained a place in the top 15 list for 12 consecutive years having placed #1 in 2018 and in the top 3 for four years. Chess also received the highest accolade ‘world class to work for’ 3-star accreditation rating.

LogPoint on G-Cloud

We're the only supplier of LogPoint on G-Cloud

In this article, Graham Foreman, Public Sector Team Leader at Chess, explains how LogPoint would assist in securing digital transformation in your organisation.

Customer Survey Report 2021

Customer Survey Report 2021

Our customer feedback is invaluable in helping us understand first-hand where we are getting things right and the areas we need to improve on. 
Read our Customer Survey Report 2021 to find out how we're listening to customers to make the customer service improvements they want most in 2021. 

Work better together with SharePoint

A key remote collaboration tool to help you work from anywhere and enable a hybrid workforce

Hybrid Working

Hybrid Working: What to consider when going hybrid

In this article, Stephen Dracup, Chief Operation Officer at Chess, covers why the company decided to adopt hybrid working:

  • Why hybrid working? >
  • Advice on adopting hybrid >
telephone system

Why your telephone system is restricting your growth

In this blog, our Voice Consultant, Martin Bacon, summarises how your outdated system may be costing you business opportunities. In this article, he covers:
• How are great customer service and modern voice systems linked?
• Why improved productivity will boost your profitability?
• How can the right communications technology give you a competitive edge in a saturated industry?

Easter Egg

Chess Vaccination Volunteers

This week we've sent a thank you message and 1000 Easter eggs to staff and volunteers in vaccination centres up and down the country to show our suppo ...

Sage

Better Access To Your Data, Anytime, Anywhere with Sage

Gilbert McHarg, Sage Consultant at Chess, summarises how Sage 200cloud can be used to improve business processes and reduce costs. He covers: Wha ...

inclusive culture

Creating an inclusive culture

Covid made us reimagine the workplace in 2020, and now as we return to a focus on growth we are keen to ensure that all our people are treated equally and have equal opportunity to benefit from that growth.

Business Mobiles

Best Practice Advice on Renewing Business Mobiles

In this article, our Head of Mobile Sales, Lauren Miller, provides helpful advice on how you can get the best deal on your business mobiles. She cover ...

Customer Survey and our Service Improvement Roadmap

Following a fantastic response to our annual customer survey, we’d like to focus on 5 key areas.

130% Super-deduction: Now is the time to invest in your future

130% Super-deduction: Now is the time to invest in your future

The 130% Super-deduction helps UK businesses to invest in their future and improve their competitive advantage. Between April 1 2021 and March 31 2023, all new purchases of main rate plant and machinery will qualify for the super-deduction of 130% capital allowance against your taxable income.

Gavin Wood CTO

HAFNIUM: What it is and why it matters

Our CTO, Gavin Wood, analyses the HAFNIUM attack and recommends best practice to ensure you have improved your security posture. In this article, he covers: 

  • What is HAFNIUM
  • Why is the HAFNIUM attack so dangerous
  • How to mitigate cyber risk
International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women's Day 2021

"In celebrating ‘International Women’s Day’ we take time to recognise the outstanding contribution a specific group of our people make, day in and day out to our business and our lives. We are one team and we will all enjoy the day together.”n celebration of International Women's Day 2021"

Protect Your MS Exchange Server

Protect Your MS Exchange Server - How to Patch Your System

Microsoft has identified some serious vulnerabilities on Microsoft Exchange servers globally. Given the importance of this we have decided to notify all our customers of this issue. If you use Microsoft Exchange you will be pleased to know that Microsoft has released security updates to resolve this.