The connectivity that underpins your processes, supports your people and keeps your customers coming back is key to your business success. Slow, underpowered or unreliable internet provision hinders efficiency and productivity whilst increasing frustration and stress for your people. Meanwhile, your competitors are racing ahead.
Under the Hood
Knowing how to connect your business and how your connectivity compares to the competition is as important as understanding how your pricing, customer service and reputation stacks up. If your current and planned technology investment isn’t keeping track with your competitors, you may be in danger of losing your lead.
Stepping up a Gear
Companies with fewer people are most likely to be unhappy with their internet capability. Understanding how you compare with your competitors can help predict whether you’re going to be able to maintain the pace – or whether you’re in danger of stalling.
Businesses are switching to the fast lane. Unifying communications; offering an unrivalled customer experience; guaranteeing reliable e-commerce — it’s what’s setting businesses apart in our digital workplace era. However, legacy connectivity solutions may struggle to support new bandwidth hungry applications.
Light: Web browsing • Social media • VoIP calls • Basic email
Moderate: Wi-Fi • File sharing • Cloud services (eg Office 365) • VoIP video calls Email with attachments
High: Backup • Streaming webinar • Uploading large files Multiple devices per user • VOIP and Skype • Video conferencing
Choosing the Best Solution for Your Business
From ADSL to leased lines, there’s a wealth of options to choose from. Understanding your business needs not just today, but to cater for the demands of a rapidly changing digital workplace, is the first step in identifying your connectivity strategy.
Whether it’s an uncontended private connection, industry leading service level agreements or an entry level option that’s most important to your business, there’s an internet solution to match your requirements and your budget.
Connectivity Comparison Chart
Download our Comparison Chart to learn about how budget affects download and upload speeds.
The Future is Getting Faster
Within the next two years, superfast broadband will be available to almost 95% of London based businesses. Elsewhere, 82% - 89% of businesses, depending on where in the country they’re based, will have access to the fastert speeds, with only businesses in the South West unlikely to see more than 78% coverage. Businesses who put off reviewing and upgrading their internet connection will see the gap in their connectivity capability widening, risking competitive disadvantage.Understanding Internet Solutions
The Ultimate Guide is a comprehensive overview of the options available. Exploring the benefits of each solution, including efficiency, reliability and productivity, the guide gives an overview of how each technology works, which businesses they’re best suited to and the download/upload speeds you can expect.
Internet Access Knowledge
Staying Secure Online
Our Information Security Officer, Joseph Ball regularly writes articles on different aspects of security. Joe's articles have proven to be really popular with our own people and he's often asked if they can be shared with colleagues outside of Chess. With this in mind, I thought it may be something you are interested in.
Capturing Requirements in a Virtual Workshop
Until March this year, the assumption was that we could meet in person with a client or project partner several times to move through the requirements definition process. As it turns out, the process of developing a new digital approach which utilises a combination of existing and emerging tools has evolved like a project in itself. These are our tips.
Critical Thinking and Confirmation Bias
I'm not a supporter of #DeleteFacebook because it's like saying if you don't want to get electrocuted, get rid of electricity. It's stupid. No, demand better standards for your electricity, so you don't get electrocuted…" – Christopher Wylie, Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower
Chess Wins Two Cybersecurity Awards
The Chess team have proven the invaluable work they do and have been recognised for their outstanding performance and commitment to securing organisations, by picking up two awards in the Sophos Partner Awards 2020 - Public Sector Partner of the year and Education Partner of the year.