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  • financial services cloud
    COVID-19 and financial services I don’t need to say it. 2020 has been incredibly difficult for every sector. Arguably none more so than the financial sector. As stocks plummeted & interest rates hit an all-time low, we still don’t know the full impact of the pandemic on the economy. With unemployment rising and businesses going struggling, loan and mortgage payments are on a knife edge. In April, Alistair Darling (Chancellor...
financial services cloud
27
Nov

What makes Blue Chip Cloud number one for financial services?

COVID-19 and financial services I don’t need to say it. 2020 has been incredibly difficult for every sector. Arguably none more so than the financial sector. As stocks plummeted & interest rates hit an all-time low, we still don’t know the full impact of the pandemic on the economy. With unemployment rising and businesses going struggling, loan and mortgage payments are on a knife edge. In April, Alistair Darling (Chancellor...
disaster recovery
26
Nov

Do your backup and DR facilities fit your needs?

Back up and Disaster Recovery (DR). Some very simple concepts that businesses have always needed and always will need. However, the ‘how’ is changing rapidly as technology surges forward in an uptrend pointing up at the clouds; pun intended. Can you answer these backup and DR questions comfortably? How long could your business go if your critical systems/data was unusable or unavailable?How much would each hour of downtime cost your...
24
Nov

Senior Technician (UNIX)

Department: Technical ServicesLocation: Blue Chip Offices BedfordJob Family: UnixReporting to: Unix Technical LeadResponsible for: NA Job summaryTo provide 2nd and 3rd level support to customers and client personnel as part of the services covered by managed services and software support contracts; provide assistance in the use of UNIX and virtualisation technology throughout the organisation; contribute to automation of repetitive routines, and ongoing support for the Sales and Services teams in...
19
Nov

Intel Senior Technician

Department: Intel SolutionsLocation: BedfordReporting to: Intel Solutions Technical Lead Job summaryTo be responsible for the project implementation, support of Blue Chip and customer systems based on the x86 platform, including Disaster Recovery. Providing support to customers and services staff as part of contracted support delivery. Supporting Sales and Client Services teams.Dimensions• Own and manage Intel 2rd and 3rd level technical support through to successful completion using LANDesk, work with colleagues...
multivendor maintenance contract
18
Nov

How to reduce Opex, save time and receive a better service with a single multivendor maintenance contract

When it comes to running a business’s IT infrastructure, it’s almost always better to consolidate. Handling lots of moving parts can be unnecessarily time-consuming, not to mention more expensive in the long run. In this article, Blue Chip’s Board and Maintenance Director, Lee Bailey, explains how a single multivendor maintenance contract can help organisations reduce costs and gain access to an enhanced level of customer service. What is multivendor maintenance?...
IBM POWER10
16
Nov

What can we expect from IBM’s POWER10 announcements?

Back in August 2020, IBM announced that its highly anticipated POWER10 system will be released next year. As expected, we have a lot to look forward to from this trailblazing server technology innovator. As our own Sales & Marketing Director, Chris Smith, says: “We’ve got hundreds of POWER cores in our data centre running cloud systems and we just bought 80 new ones last month for our cloud services. It’s...
09
Nov

Covid-19 Business Continuity

Blue Chip COVID-19 External Statement 9 November v2Download
Multivendor hardware maintenance for your data centre
05
Nov

Why sell Blue Chip multivendor maintenance?

I have been working with and selling through partners for many years now and I find it surprising that, even in today’s market, some specialist partners are persevering with pushing single vendor Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) support. Then, they wonder why business is lost when a large global third-party maintainer comes along and sweeps up maintenance from their customers. It is not just the little bit of IBM, HPE or...
IBM maintenance engineer
04
Nov

Why partner with Blue Chip for IBM maintenance services?

Hardware maintenance you can rely onWhether you are reselling manufacturer maintenance, or an end customer who has the responsibility for keeping your business’s infrastructure maintained and in working condition Blue Chip can support your needs. Blue Chip goes about delivering support and maintenance the old-fashioned way. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional support and nothing can replace having an expert actually on site, standing in front of your machine and...
26
Oct

We know a thing or two about legacy systems

Twilio – a cloud communications platform – conducted an online survey on how COVID-19 has accelerated businesses towards their digital transformation, and they came back with some interesting results from the UK respondents. 96% of UK decision makers said that the recent pandemic has sped up their company’s plans to digitally transform.  As many businesses in the UK look to integrate more digital technology and automation, some may find they...
sustainable data centre
06
Oct

IT with an environmentally focused mindset

Many businesses around the world are now exploring how to reduce their carbon footprint, and we are no exception. We are all very aware of our actions and the effect our standards of living, as the human race, are having on the planet, and I ask at which point do we take it seriously?  Seriously enough that each one of us takes affirmative action to try and neutralise our own,...
cloud migration process
05
Oct

We can migrate your IBM Power workloads and have you testing in hours

Companies tend to be reluctant about migrating enterprise data from their hardware or current cloud provider because of downtime. A survey found that 73% of cloud migration projects take a year or longer to complete. We can be ready to provide this service in a matter of hours, compared to the many months most businesses face on their journey to the cloud. There’s no waiting on infrastructure to be procured...

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