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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.

The CFO Take on Tech Budgets

The CFO Take on Tech Budgets

Ways to reduce your costs in 2022: With the start of the new financial year, Mark Lightfoot, CFO at Chess, explains his new approach to tech spending.

Make the Most of Your Tech Budget with Leasing

Make the Most of Your Tech Budget

Leasing new IT equipment is fast, flexible and helps stretch much-needed cash reserves. Paul Gibbons, Cloud Services Sales Development Manager at Chess, reviews the benefits of leasing.

Reduce Your Costs in 2022

Reduce Your Costs in 2022

Stephen Dracup, COO at Chess, reviews the three key areas every small business should consider to reduce their costs and preserve cash.

2022 Predictions

2020 and 2021 were turbulent years filled with uncertainty, change and development, so we asked our board of directors for their predictions and plans for 2022. Interestingly, none of them mentioned NFTs, the Crypto Gold Rush or virtual reality. Instead, they all focused on simple things you can do to grow your business next year.

The Consultants View on Adoption Change Management

Learn Why Projects Fail:  How a Law Firm Reduced Their Communication Costs

Megan Yates, Business Sales Team Leader at Chess, looks at her recent experience as an Adoption and Change Management Consultant at a large law firm who chose Chess to help them connect their people with a new communications solution.

Vulnerability Assessment versus Penetration Test

Gavin Wood, CTO at Chess, explains the difference between Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing and their applications.

The Most Popular Sessions from Future Insight Technology

We brought together more than ten technology partners, leaders in the industry, and over 25 expert speakers, to share knowledge and advice with customers. All 52 sessions were delivered live during the two days, but don’t worry – you can still catch up on-demand here.

Prevention v Cure: Introduction to Pen Testing

Gavin Wood, CTO at Chess, explains what penetration testing is and why diagnosing vulnerabilities earlier can save you money. 

Top 3 tips for working securely from anywhere

Top 3 tips for working securely from anywhere

Covid-19 has changed the world for good and reinforced something we already knew – that being there for your customers is vital. So here are our top 3 tips for keeping in touch.

Chess Acquires Additional Cybersecurity Expertise

Chess acquires Armadillo enhancing their Cybersecurity capabilities with 15 of the UK’s top Penetration Test experts

Project Management

The key benefits of a Projects team – The car analogy

What are the key benefits of a Projects team and why do you need Project Management. Martin Bacon, Consultant at Chess, simplifies the benefits of expert Project Management.

The Biggest Benefits of Managed Support

35% of UK businesses entrust a third party to manage their IT. In this article Emma Stott, Customer Service Director at Chess, summarises the three ke ...

Change management for guaranteed adoption

Change management for guaranteed adoption

Stephen Dracup, COO at Chess, has years of experience in the industry and has seen not one or two jumps in technology. He covers how you can manage change in your organisation using a simple three-stage method

Is your router secure?

Helping customers work securely from anywhere is a key focus area for us. In this article, Gavin Wood, CTO of Chess, gives some pointers on how to maximise your Small office or Home office (SOHO) network by looking at the router you are using.

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)
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
Integrating telephony into CRM

Integrating telephony into CRM

Improving employee productivity and other reasons, you should integrate your telephony system and your CRM.

In this article, we cover:

  • Why you should review your communication strategy
  • What is computer telephony integration (CTI)
  • How computer telephony integration (CTI) can benefit your business

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