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  • Disaster recovery plan
    It is imperative that businesses have a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan in place to identify risks and to ensure systems and data are heavily protected. After all, this is the backbone of business continuity in the modern age. An effective DR plan will have these things in place: A comprehensive process which details procedure should an IT outage occurAll your critical IT infrastructure that needs to be accounted forAn escalation...
Disaster recovery plan
22
Sep

Are you testing your Disaster Recovery plan?

It is imperative that businesses have a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan in place to identify risks and to ensure systems and data are heavily protected. After all, this is the backbone of business continuity in the modern age. An effective DR plan will have these things in place: A comprehensive process which details procedure should an IT outage occurAll your critical IT infrastructure that needs to be accounted forAn escalation...
IBM infrastructure services
15
Sep

The best choice for IBM infrastructure services

We have acquired quite the portfolio when it comes to IBM infrastructure services. Our experience spans back over three decades, starting with hardware maintenance. Then our collection of services gradually evolved to providing managed services. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a managed service provider (MSP) who manages upwards of 10% of the UK’s banking traffic on Europe’s largest IBM Power cloud, but having established our purpose-built software-defined data centre, we’re...
cloud for banking
14
Sep

The cloud for banking and other highly regulated businesses

Choosing the right cloud for banking, insurance or any other vital financial service, is a complex task. Very few managed service providers (MSPs) have the accreditations and security to handle highly sensitive data. We’re ready to take on that kind of responsibility and we go beyond being a traditional MSP. Here, at Blue Chip we believe in working alongside our customers to help them differentiate from their competition, by providing...
grow SAN storage capacity
13
Sep

How to increase your SAN storage capacity on a tiny budget

For anyone trying to stay on top of an explosion in data when their IT budget has remained static, I’d like to say you deserve a medal. You’re being tasked with providing the digital space your organisation needs, and it’s ballooned over the pandemic era. Also, you’re being asked to keep performance and security at optimum levels. How do you increase SAN storage capacity at pace with business growth? Maybe...
third-party IT maintenance provider checklist
10
Sep

The checklist you need to pick the right third-party IT maintenance provider

Trying to find the right third-party IT maintenance provider to support your infrastructure seems like a never-ending nightmare. There is a plethora of options out there, many of whom make bold promises on supporting the equipment inside your business or data centre. We have heard some horror stories over the years from companies that went with an IT maintenance provider but failed to deliver in a few critical areas. Naturally,...
What is cloud control?
09
Sep

What does cloud control mean to Blue Chip?

According to Techopedia, “Cloud security control is a set of controls that enables cloud architecture to provide protection against any vulnerability and mitigate or reduce the effect of a malicious attack. It is a broad term that consists of all the measures, practices and guidelines that must be implemented to protect a cloud computing environment.” During lockdown, we excelled at ensuring cloud control. Many cloud service providers don’t have access...
IBM enterprise cloud
08
Sep

The vital part of your enterprise cloud strategy

With a rock-solid assurance of security and an impressive record on uptime, Blue Chip Cloud is the platform that deserves to be the foundation for your enterprise cloud solutions. A wide variety of organisations have chosen us to host their business-critical IBM and ‘Wintel’ x86 systems inside our data centres. Through the expertise and experience we have in providing IBM cloud services, we’ve established a strong reputation in providing IBM...
Analytics for actuarial transformation
07
Sep

Analytics for actuarial transformation in insurance and account level profitability for financial services

Advanced business analytics platforms embody the skills, technologies and practices involved in continuous iterative exploration, providing organisations with valuable insight into past business performance in order to plan effectively for the future. To maximise ROI, organisations must leverage their platform’s full potential. However, without flexibility, this isn’t possible. To ensure that our customers can tap into the possibilities of analytics for business enablement, we’ve teamed up with Demarq, an independent...
End of service life tipsheet
06
Sep

The differences between End of Life and End of Service Life for IT maintenance

It’s a great feeling when you have the latest model of something, be it a car, a smartphone or personal computer. You’re up-to-date and at the cutting edge. What’s not so pleasing and is always inevitable, is the march of time, when your prized possession is now a few generations behind the newest release. That’s when it’s about to hit the ‘end of service life’ phase. The same thing applies...
Remote IBM OS monitoring
03
Sep

The 4 benefits of remote IBM server management

IBM still dominates when it comes to server hardware and operating systems (OSs). Power Systems are a popular option for a mid-range server and the mainframes are rightfully recognised as reliable powerhouses. However, organisations are struggling as the servers age and their OS versions of IBM i and AIX fall out of date. Thankfully, with our expertise, remote IBM server management could be the answer. We’ll explain the four main...
Why a green data centre makes sense for your business
02
Sep

Why a green data centre makes sense for your business

A green data centre is one in which the mechanical, lighting, electrical and computer systems are designed for maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact. It’s no surprise that businesses that are challenged with reducing their operational risk, tend to outsource their data centre to a dependable, scalable, cost-effective service provider. Many of these organisations are also looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Why green IT matters The...
The definition of hybrid cloud
01
Sep

Hybrid cloud: A definition

Everyone seems to have a slightly different interpretation of the hybrid cloud definition. It’s a term that comes up in daily conversation. I deal with cloud deployments and transitions here at Blue Chip for a multitude of companies, so here is my interpretation. The meaning of ‘hybrid cloud’ Hybrid, a word originating in the 16th century, generally refers to the offspring of plants or animals of different species. In IT...

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