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Microsoft in Public Sector

Microsoft in Public Sector

James Ambrose, Head of Public Sector Sales, summarises three customer stories of public sector organisations using Microsoft:

  • Collaboration and engagement in Salford City College
  • Data and automation in Hugh Baird College
  • Security and compliance in NHS
6 Top Microsoft Apps

6 Top Microsoft Apps

At Chess, our people work securely anytime, anywhere. As a Microsoft partner, we rely heavily on their technology to enable a hybrid workplace. Here's what different people have to say about their favourite app, tool or trick.

Half-Year Review of 2022 Predictions

Half-Year Review of 2022 Predictions

At end of 2021, we asked Chess' board what they predict to be the key trends in 2022. It was one of our most popular blog posts, so we decided it's time for a half-year check - here's how they reflect on the last six months and what they expect from the rest of the year.

In The News: NCSC on Russia-Ukraine, VoIP systems hacked, Microsoft's Macro Blocking and Atlassian

In The News: NCSC on Russia-Ukraine, VoIP systems hacked, Microsoft's Macro Blocking and Atlassian

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Cyber Security Month in Review: July 2022

Jack Smallpage, Information Security Officer at Chess, reviews the latest cyber security news and advises how to protect your data.

Cyber Insurance Price Shock

Cyber Insurance Price Shock

Mark Lightfoot, Chess' CFO, looks at the soaring prices of cyber insurance and the growing demand for cover.

Driving Visibility and Flexibility in Hybrid Work

Driving Visibility and Flexibility in Hybrid Work

Tim Wilkinson-Hall, Head of Knowledge & Culture at Chess, discusses happiness and growth at work, and how hybrid working has changed the way we work at Chess.

David Pollock Raid Alpine 2022 Cure Parkinson's

David Pollock in Raid Alpine 2022 for Cure Parkinson's

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Chess’ Founder and Chairman David Pollock to take on extraordinary cycling challenge through the Alps to raise funds for Parkinson’s

Chess Wins Cyber Security Awards

Chess Wins Cyber Security Awards

Chess has been awarded both the Sophos 2022 Public Sector and Mid-Market Partner of the Year in UKI. Chess is recognised for its outstanding performance and commitment to securing organisations with Sophos’ next-generation cyber security solutions and services.

In The News: Follina Windows Zero-Day, DDos and Citrix Attacks, Cisco Lifecycle Reminder

In The News: Follina Windows Zero-Day, DDos and Citrix Attacks, Cisco Lifecycle Reminder

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Cyber Security Month in Review: June 2022
Jack Smallpage, Information Security Officer at Chess, reviews the latest cyber security news and advises how to protect your data.

SD-WAN: The Future of Your Network

SD-WAN: The Future of Your Network

Michael Smyth, Network Consultant at Chess, reviews why SD-WAN is gaining popularity and deployed in enterprises.

Microsoft Defender for Business

Paul Gibbons, Cloud Services Sales Development Manager at Chess, discusses why Microsoft Defender is essential for businesses looking to stay cyber secure.

Big or Small, Cyber Crime Targets Us All!

Jack Smallpage, Information Security Officer at Chess, explains how businesses are vulnerable to cyber attacks regardless of size, plus things you can do to protect your business and improve your cyber security.

Technology Projects: Defining Business Requirements

Technology Projects: Defining Business Requirements

Don McIntyre, Digital Consultant for Chess, reviews the process of using Microsoft 365 for a recent technology project in a blog series. In this first part, he focuses on defining business requirements.​

Security for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Security for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

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Adam Gleeson, Cyber Security Vendor Alliance Manager, reviews the five key essential functions small and medium-sized organisations require to be cyber secure.

DSPT (Data Security and Protection Toolkit) 2022

DSPT (Data Security and Protection Toolkit) 2021 - 2022

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The Data Security and Protection Toolkit is an annual self-assessment for health care organisations. The deadline for the 2022 submission is fast approaching on the 30th of June for many NHS Trusts. James Ambrose, Head of Public Sector Sales, summarises what's new and where to begin. 

Chess is 8th in the Top 100 UK Best Companies to Work For 2022

Chess is 8th in the Top 100 UK Best Companies to Work For 2022

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We're incredibly proud to announce Chess has been ranked 8th in the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Invest in Customer Service with Cloud Voice Contact

Customer service: the key to growing your small business

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Megan Yates, Business Sales Leader at Chess, discusses how small businesses can stand out from the crowd with great customer service.

Is IT Outsourcing The Answer?

Is IT Outsourcing The Answer?

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Emma Stott, Customer Service Director at Chess, reviews why organisations look at IT outsourcing.

In The News: Russia Cyber Threat and F5, HP, VMware and Firewall Vulnerabilities

In The News: Russia Cyber Threat and F5, HP, VMware and Firewall Vulnerabilities

Jack Smallpage, Information Security Officer at Chess, reviews the latest cyber security news and advises how to protect your data.

Changes in the Housing Threat Landscape

Changes in the Housing Threat Landscape

Warren Pryer, Group Sales Director, discusses the ever changing threat landscape for Housing Associations and how to build greater resiliency against cyber attacks.