No matter how large or small your business, it depends on the reliable flow of data. From the emails your customers send to the data resources your employees rely on, you need to know that information can flow into and around your business smoothly, quickly and securely. Choosing the right switching and wireless solutions for the job from the often-bewildering range on offer will help to lower your operating costs and drive profits higher.On or off the Cloud
Working with the right suppliers means that you can tailor your network to meet your needs today yet make sure it is flexible enough to grow with your business in the future. Wireless solutions can be combined with hard wired elements to create a unique configuration designed to deliver the access you need, when and where you need it.
Servers, end point devices and people are only as effective as the networks that connect them. Configuring data and communications networks optimally can deliver a competitive advantage if data is allowed to flow optimally, resiliently and securely around the organisation, which is why connectivity provision is every bit as important as the components it connects.Ethernet Reliability
The enormous range of Ethernet connectivity possibilities can be confusing for even the most experienced ICT professional. What’s needed is reliable, glitch-free data connectivity so your employees can communicate with colleagues, share resources and collaborate across the organisation as needed. Scoping requirements, understanding current and future needs and making the right network choices is often best done with the help of a partner with specialist knowledge of the market. It’s also the best way to minimise expenditure whilst establishing a solid foundation on which to build and evolve your business networks.
For speed, flexibility, security and scalability, you need to control your WiFi connectivity solution via the cloud. Instead of directly managing your wireless solution yourself, your network operator can be responsible for increasing capacity to meet demand, take extending coverage and increasing connection speeds.A Simplified Approach to Wireless Management
A simplified wireless management solution can drive efficiency. It’s also great for reliability, and results in less down time and fewer support calls – so your business works smarter, not harder. With management control in the hands of your own network operator, you’re free to work on the day to day operations of your business. With none of the technical overheads of operating, supporting or managing a WiFi network, it’s an efficient and cost-effective benefit.
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.