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Adapting creative teaching online

In this article, we talk to Dr Iain Reid, PGT Programme Coordinator & Service Design Lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. We discuss the challenges students face and how digital tools are used to support learning, collaboration, and creative development. 

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. 

Manage Remote Networks

Tim Headicar, Technical Architects Team Leader at Chess, reviews how you can provide your people with secure remote access to your network using Cisco Meraki. 

5 Minute Recap of the Apple Event

What Apple announced in September 2021 and what we think about the technology

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.

Security for SMEs

Security for SMEs

Dan Cooper, Security Consultant at Chess, reviews the integrated security Microsoft offers as part of their E5 licence and tells the story of one of our customers who committed to this approach.

Cloud Contact Centres and Remote Workers

How to work from anywhere and still deliver great customer service with a Cloud Contact Centre 

Make calls and save money after 2025

Grant Thain, Vendor Manager and Connectivity Expert at Chess, advises how you can retain your phone line after 2025.

Defence in Depth

In this blog, Gavin Wood, CTO at Chess, explains what defence in depth stands for and whether it's a valid approach nowadays.

Active Monitoring Keeps You Secure

Gavin Wood, CTO at Chess, takes a trip down memory lane, summarising his years of experience in the industry and the new level of protection all organisations need. 

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.

Our performance-driven culture

Our performance-driven culture

We recently interviewed Mark Lightfoot, our CEO, about our award-winning culture and what advice he'd give to other companies on this same journey.

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)

Work better together with SharePoint

A key remote collaboration tool to help you work from anywhere and enable a hybrid workforce

Hybrid Working

Hybrid Working: What to consider when going hybrid

In this article, Stephen Dracup, Chief Operation Officer at Chess, covers why the company decided to adopt hybrid working:

  • Why hybrid working? >
  • Advice on adopting hybrid >
Sage

Better Access To Your Data, Anytime, Anywhere with Sage

Gilbert McHarg, Sage Consultant at Chess, summarises how Sage 200cloud can be used to improve business processes and reduce costs. He covers: Wha ...

Business Mobiles

Best Practice Advice on Renewing Business Mobiles

In this article, our Head of Mobile Sales, Lauren Miller, provides helpful advice on how you can get the best deal on your business mobiles. She cover ...

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