Why Chess Devices?
Gartner predict that by 2020, 30% of business devices will be purchased through an opex finance model. The rise of the digital workplace is forcing a renewed interest in modernising business devices that are thinner, lighter, more secure and with new levels of performance and connectivity.
If It Appreciates, Buy It — If It Depreciates, Lease It
J Paul Getty’s famous advice is as compelling for laptops and mobiles as is it for cars and photocopiers. A rapidly evolving digital workplace is placing unprecedented demands on IT infrastructure, and it’s the agility of a flexible, leasing model which is overcoming the challenges and barriers faced when procuring IT equipment.
There are growing reasons to adopt a leasing model. With the option to refresh, return or retain devices at the end of the lease, it’s rapidly becoming the purchasing model of choice. Sourcing the right technology today, at the lowest price, ensures you and your people remain adaptable and agile for the changes coming tomorrow.
Industry Leading Mobiles, Tablets and Laptops
The traditional trade-off between cost and functionality is no longer the key factor in procuring business critical equipment for your people. Leasing makes it easier to provide the tech your business needs for the next two years, rather than the equipment dictated by your budget at a single point in time.
Choose Your Device
Phones: Choose from the best selling devices, including the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Galaxy S10 ranges.
Tablets: Combining portability and functionality, the new generation of tablets available run Windows 10 and are successfully challenging the popularity of more traditional laptops.
Laptops: Take advantage of HP’s monthly promotions, or opt for one of Microsoft’s popular Surface devices. Care Packs, offering extended service agreements, are available to help protect business continuity, and selected peripherals are also included in the range of lease items.
How It Works — Refresh, Retain, Return
After two years you’ll be able to upgrade to a new device. There’s no renewal fee, no end of lease fee, and you’ll have a choice of the latest models and devices. Your original device will be erased securely (see below).
Want to upgrade before the lease is up? No problem, simply give us a call. Termination fees may apply, and these can be rolled into your next lease agreement.)
At the end of the lease term, you may want to opt to keep your device, at a fair market value.
You’ll be contacted in good time, to ensure any data is securely migrated off the existing device. Your device will then be securely erased in accordance with WEEE regulations, and a certificate issued. There’s no end of lease fee to pay.
- Do more with less
- Planned, regular monthly fee
- No upfront costs, or major capital outlay; removing capex liability — pay out of monthly cashflow and leave your reserves untouched
Device and Network Freedom
- Choose from a range of popular devices
- Upgrade effortlessly after 24 (36 month lease agreements also available)
- Option to upgrade after just six months (fees apply)
Changes to Chess ICT Ltd Terms and Conditions
Changes to Chess ICT Limited’s Terms and Conditions from 1 June 2020
Changes have been made to the General Conditions which apply to all our products and services as well as to some Schedules which are terms and conditions specific to our products and services. The Schedules which have been changed are Schedule 3.1 Voice Services, Schedule 3.2 Internet Services, Schedule 3.4 Cloud Voice Services, Schedule 4.1 Fault Management for Connectivity and Schedule 3.2 Maintenance Support Services.
The latest cyber crime report is never far from the headlines, whether it's a data breach, phishing attempt, or an email extortion campaign. However, one area that is often overlooked is phone fraud, where a hacker uses your phone system to either provide free calls to expensive foreign destinations or to gain some form of value from calling premium-rate numbers. If this happens you may be left with a significant bill.
At Chess, we offer a fraud monitor service where we check customer call profiles and lock them down if we notice unusual activity and I've noticed a definite uptick in fraud since the COVID-19 lockdown began. Here are a few security points that may be worth thinking about
BackUps and Recovery
Most people will by now have navigated the first month of lockdown and be working successfully from home. Your business may have moved to the cloud before COVID-19, or moved more recently. Many will still be working remotely on servers and devices with the data stored locally.
Wherever you are working and however you store your data, here are 5 key reasons to be taking BackUps and Recovery seriously.