I’ve been watching with interest the sharp rise in uptake of video conferencing apps during CV-19 lockdown. So far, they've done a great job in meeting the rising demands of our need to communicate and video conference with one another.
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
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
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?
#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.
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.
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
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.
Chess Brings Home Gold
Chess has been named Datto's UK & Ireland Business Management Partner of The Year at DattoCon19, Datto’s fifth annual European partner conference.
Pay Less Get More With Cloud Telephony
Martin Bacon, Cloud Voice Specialist from Chess, looks into the features, benefits and what options are available to you and your business. Is your telephony system still stuck in the dark ages? Look at what you can do to move to the cloud and making business calls as simple as 1,2,3.
Windows 7 End of Support FAQs
Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support on January 14, 2020 and has published the following advice, outlining options and the next steps.
Sophos Cloud Optix - Everything You Need to Know
Introducing the brand new Sophos product, that tracks assets in public cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform - and keeps them safe.
Going Phishing With Office 365
How Easy Is It To Hack Office 365 and 2FA?
This week we are joined by Stuart White, Chess Penetration Tester, he takes us through a live hack, targeting Office 365 accounts and the techniques you should be aware of to avoid being compromised, even when using 2-factor authentication.
Six Reasons Why You Should Switch to Cloud Telephony
Cloud Telephony has many names, like VoIP, SIP Trunking and Hosted Voice. Whatever its name, it gives businesses like yours the tools to advance into the future. Read on to find out the 6 greatest benefits.
BT ISDN Switch Off - Are You Ready?
BT have announced they will be starting the big ISDN switch off in 2020. Future proofing your business is no longer an option, but a necessity.
Backup vs Disaster Recovery in Practice
How does Backup differ from Disaster Recovery? In our recent Chess webinar, iland Solutions Architect Nicholas King clearly demonstrates the difference. Find out what happens when a data centre is hit by a power outage, and what steps are required to restore systems.
Upgrading VMware Vsphere 5.5 to Vsphere 6.5
There are just over three months to go before the end of general support for VMware vSphere 5.5, on 19 September 2018.
Technical Architect Dean Lewis shares his knowledge and expertise to help navigate this potentially complex process, including pitfalls to look out for.