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5 Business Functions to Outsource?

For many of us, the last few months have been a period of making the best of a difficult situation, but I think we are all aware now that we need to change and adopt new ways of working to prosper in the post-COVID -19 world.

Ten Tips to Successfully Manage Your Remote Team

Ten Tips to Successfully Manage Your Remote Team

As the reality dawns that we are all going to be working from home a lot more in the future, how do we make sure we make the most of it? There are plenty of benefits, but possibly a few challenges too, especially if you are a manager. There will be difficulties that you may not have dealt with before – especially if you’ve been used to sitting in an office with your team.

BackUps and Recovery

BackUps and Recovery

Most people will by now have navigated the first month of lockdown and be working successfully from home. Your business may have moved to the cloud before COVID-19, or moved more recently. Many will still be working remotely on servers and devices with the data stored locally.

Your Virtual Desktop

Your Virtual Desktop

Remote working can bring some challenges when you want to ensure a consistent experience across multiple devices and where access to numerous apps on demand is needed. Virtual desktop infrastructure may be something to consider?

Chess Help Protect Our NHS

Necessity, it is said, is the mother of invention. While this is true, it has become clear over recent weeks that the shared concern around the COVID- ...

Securing Remote Workers

Securing Remote Workers

Watch the recording of Security Remote Workers webinar. During the online session, our Chief Information Security Officer and a Sophos Product Specialist discuss the best practices to secure remote working in the current situation.

#3 Connectivity and Support at Home

#3 Connectivity and Support at Home

Working from home is now an everyday reality for many of our customers and network issues can be a challenge. As schools have now closed and other businesses have also sent people home, many home workers are struggling with ensuring they can run their real-time work apps such as Voice and Video conferencing without interference from other people, who are also working from home or using other online content.

A Hackers Guide to Remote Working

Remote working for a hacker is brilliant, and not in the sense that they can work from home in a dark room wearing a hoodie. But because remote working means that a business is intentionally giving a path into the internal network that could potentially be accessed by anyone on the internet. This blog post covers some of the things that we have encountered across the team over the years.


SIP Trunking with Chess Partner

SIP Trunking with Chess Partner

Chess Partner are pleased to offer a new SIP Trunking solution to our Partners that will allow you to offer the best Call Management solutions for your customers.

Some of Our Prices Are Changing from 1 April 2020

Some of Our Prices Are Changing from 1 April 2020   From the 1st April 2020, BT are increasing their lines and bundles prices for business custome ...

5G in the UK: The Next Generation of Mobile Technology

5G in the UK: The Next Generation of Mobile Technology

5G is the fifth generation of mobile networks offering advanced performance for mobile internet connectivity.

6th - The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For

Chess has officially done it again, achieving 6th in the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’. This continues the success of previous years - number 1 in 2018, 5 years in the top 6 and 11 years in the top 100.

Who is looking after your network when you are asleep?

During the online session Eric Kokonas, MTR Senior Product Marketing Manager, and Mat Gangwer, MTR Technical Director, reviewed the threat landscape, explained how MTR fits in an organisation’s cybersecurity strategy and provided an overview of the service.

Choosing a Sage Partner? Choose Chess

As your business grows, we can also advise on the next step, whether to Sage 200cloud Standard or Sage 200cloud Professional.

What is Cloud PBX

Cloud PBX - Everything You Need to Know

In the last decade, the number of people working from home has risen by 74% meaning it’s more important now than ever before to stay connected outside the office. Learn everything you need to know about how Chess Cloud PBX enables you to stay connected, from any location, with any device.


Everything You Need to Know About the ISDN Switch Off

Everything you need to know about the ISDN switch off

BT has announced it will end-of-life its Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) by 2025. ISDN is used by over one million UK businesses. In this blog, we will answer the key questions around the switch off and the next steps to a future-proofed solution.

What is Sophos MTR

Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR)

We interviewed Peter Mackenzie, Incident Response Team Leader at Sophos, and Jez Turner, Cybersecurity Sales Director at Chess, about the new service by Sophos. Watch the video today.

Types of Penetration Test - What is the Difference?

Types of Penetration Test - What is the Difference?

Learn about the different types of penetration testing

5G rollout in the UK

Protecting your business by securing endpoint devices

Generation data has been evolving for the last 4 decades, from 1G voice only, to 5G IoT ready ultra-high reliability. We’re looking into how wireless technology has evolved over the years and our predictions for the future.

Simplifying Digital Transformation: How CASB can help reduce the causes of slow cloud adoption

Dave Barnett, Head of CASB at Forcepoint, shares the lessons he has learned from over 80 customer implementations of CASB technology – the good, the bad and the downright ugly.