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A Tech Tips Merry Christmas

As we draw to the end of 2020 we look back at the 5 main areas we covered in our weekly Tech Tips and reflect on the advice and solutions that proved to be most popular.

We have all had to get to grips with widespread use of video conferencing and collaboration tools this year. We have advised customers on how to set up your Microsoft 365 estate so that it runs smoothly with multiple home workers on multiple broadband networks and devices. We added a number of solutions which made connecting your inbound and outbound phone calls to Microsoft Teams simple and cost effective.

Tech Tips - Unlocking The Power of M365 Solution - Software as a Service




As the recent hack of FireEye and Solarwinds proves, even the largest and most secure businesses can fall foul of hackers. We have helped our customers secure their networks and remote workers and delivered a range of endpoint, gateway, and cloud security solutions.

We have also published a range of articles on Internet security so you can read up more about it and make sure you understand the risks you are exposed to.

Tech Tips - Watch Our Cyber Series Solution - View Our Security Suite

Connectivity has underpinned the “new normal” and we have offered our customers a range of secure and fast connectivity solutions.

We have delivered a range of large scale wide area networks for larger clients and recently launched new FTTP and SOGEA products which will power connectivity for most of us over the next 5 years.

Tech Tips - 2025 The Big Switch Off Solutions - Internet and Voice

Remote working has been transformative in many ways, but those customers who have really embraced the power of collaborative working have seen improved performance, increased innovation and are starting to see this translate into growth.

We have helped our customers by designing innovative, online platforms to help them engage better with their customers, embrace diversity and transform their businesses.

Tech Tips - Transforming Business with Microsoft Power Platform Solution - Power Platform

Cost reduction is never more important than in a major economic crisis and we have helped many of our customers reorganise their businesses. Reducing complexity and duplication around voice and data solutions, reducing the requirement for office space, improving efficiency of people by using more online tools have all helped keep costs down.

Tech Tips - Outsource and Partner Solution - Managed Services
Find Out More

If you would like to speak to someone about any of the topics above we will be open for business over the festive period and you can view our opening times and contact information HERE. From next year we will be changing the way we communicate our tips and we'll share our plans when we see you back in 2021!



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 By leveraging world-class technology, Chess helps you to connect your people, protect your data, grow your business, reduce your costs and work better together, which means your business, your people and your customers can thrive.

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