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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
Gavin Wood CTO Chess

2021 is the year to become cloud-native

Gavin Wood, CTO at Chess, summarises some of the key tech trends for 2021. He covers why you should adopt cloud-native services , how to enable anywhere operations and how will security change in 2021.

Warren Pryer Chess

Key learnings from 2020 to take into 2021 for your enterprise

Warren Pryer, Group Sales Director at Chess, summarises the key learnings from Chess and our customers from 2020 and the advice he would give to any business looking to thrive in 2021.

Oliver Lofthouse, Sales Director at Chess

Key learnings from 2020 to take into 2021 for your business

Trying to predict technology and business trends is a tricky business in itself - it can depend on so many variables, such as the economy, customer de ...

Slow Internet

Are You Frustrated by Slow Internet at Home?

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.

Accessibility Compliance

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.

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