Lockdown 3.0 has inevitably brought extra pressures to our home broadband with families all under the same roof, working, studying, and entertaining for extended periods of the day.
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Introduction to Website Accessibility Compliance and WCAG 2.1
With the virtual world, an extension of the physical, accessibility has often been treated with the same consideration – as an afterthought. As of 2018, the virtual world has attempted to close the accessibility gap in Public Sector Bodies with the introduction of The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
A Tech Tips Merry Christmas
As we draw to the end of 2020 we look back at the 5 main areas we covered in our weekly Tech Tips and reflect on the advice and solutions that proved to be most popular.
2020 A Year Like No Other
The onset of Covid-19 was a turning point for many businesses, and we were no exception. Our management team quickly recognised the need to move to a ...
Festive Opening Times and Service Updates
Festive Opening TimesIn case you need our help over the festive season. Christmas Eve 08.00 - 17.00 Christmas Day Closed Monday 28 ...
Christmas Service Message - 16 December
his will be our last service email until the New Year, and in this week's update I'm including an update on how we will be supporting charity this Christmas, our festive opening hours, a look back at 2020 and our statement on Brexit.
Why we Changed to Hybrid Cloud
Many apps are already hosted in the cloud, however, two out of every three apps remain on-premises. This leaves many businesses caught in the middle of old and new with resource tied up managing a complex IT environment.
How Calvin Capital improved efficiency and profitability
From day to day support to large scale, business critical projects, Calvin rely on Chess to help them connect people, protect their data and grow their business. Read their case study to find out how.
Customer Service Update - 9 December
This week we're pleased to introduce a new Direct Debit feature on our Customer Portal, our Customer Passion Hero for December and some key dates over the festive period.
Unlocking the Power of M365
Whilst there is no doubting the power of Microsoft 365. Many organisations deploy it quickly without understanding the need to get the platform set up ...
Weekly Service Update - 2 December
This week I'd like to make you aware of our support over the festive period, I've included more information on this below.If you need any help the bes ...
Transforming Business with MS Power Platform
Microsoft have introduced a range of powerful apps which are built into M365 and Azure. These allow you to build high productivity apps for your business with a rich set of tools, which can help to grow your business, save you money and empower your people to work better together.
We can help you deploy these and work with you to create apps or train your people to get up and running, so please get in touch if you need help.
Chess Takes Steps to Support East Cheshire Hospice
More than 250 people from local business Chess ICT have been getting fit by taking part in a step challenge to support East Cheshire Hospice, raising £1,000 towards the cost of refurbishing a bereavement support centre.
Transforming Business Using Power Apps
PowerApps are a no code/low code platform that enables anyone to build rich web and mobile applications. In this blog post we'll explore the features and benefits of introducing Power Apps into your business.
Customer Service Update - 25 November 2020
This week we’re excited to let you know that we've launched our Customer Portal Administrator tools which are designed to help you get the very best from your Chess online account.
Managing Your Content For Compliance
Management of threats and compliance with regulations have not gone away over the last 9 months and many of our customers have asked us to help them with their digital information infrastructure, so I thought it might be useful to highlight 3 areas to consider.
Webinar - Driving Compliance with M365 in Financial Services
To help manage the challenges of compliance and data governance, Microsoft has introduced a new set of solutions, including Compliance Manager, which provides more than 150 out-of-box assessments.
Customer Service Update - 18 November 2020
Openreach has recently changed its service status to Amber, and this will remain until 2 December. You can read more about this and how it may affect you in the connectivity section below.
This week we have sent your monthly bill, and I've included a reminder of our 5 top billing questions and answers, along with the best way to pay your bill.
Sage Strengthens Partnership With Chess
Chess is further strengthening its partnership with business technology and software provider, Sage, in an agreement which will see Chess deliver Sage for Education and Sage solutions across the UK.
The PSTN Switch Off in 2025 - Replacement Products and Services
The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is being closed in Dec 2025. The PSTN supports a range of familiar telephone and broadband products. There will be a stop sell point in September 2023, after which PSTN based products will no longer be available for new supply.