DDoS attack

Preparing your systems for a DDOS attack

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are increasing in frequency and severity – 24% of businesses have experienced a DDoS attack in the past year alone, so every business that offers an online service should have a plan in place in case they are the next target for cybercriminals. DDoS attackers do not discriminate – research...
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Spotlight on retail

Spotlight on retail: adapting infrastructure to manage peak demand periods

Changing consumer habits have long necessitated a shift in business models to online for retailers. The has put greater focus on IT infrastructure to ensure a smooth and responsive service whatever the demand level, to achieve the best possible customer experience in the most cost-effective way. In a recent webinar with InternetRetailing, we discussed the...
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boosting your customer experience

Using tech to boost your customer experience

When you’re working in the retail sector, it can seem that technology has pushed the balance of power in favour of the consumer. Thanks to the internet, consumers can compare products and prices at the click of a button, meaning competition between retailers has never been so fierce. However, when used to its full potential,...
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maximising uptime

Maximise your uptime with BPM

If you’re an IT professional, you’ll probably have noticed that your remit is becoming more varied as technology advances. But as responsibilities are added to your to-do list – like exploring how AI could benefit your business, for example – ensuring the availability of your critical systems remains paramount. For many, it’s becoming increasingly difficult...
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tier 4 data centre

What to look for in a data centre

Choosing a data centre for managed services or co-location is a big decision. When you’re handing your mission critical IT infrastructure to an external data centre provider, you need to know that they will be able to meet your individual business requirements. While requirements will vary from business to business, there are several key criteria...
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flash storage

Could flash storage give your business a competitive edge?

For your business to reach its goals and outperform the competition, you need storage that can keep up with a fast-paced working environment. In today’s market, you can’t afford to wait for data, and choosing the right storage solution can make the difference between hesitation and innovation. That’s why businesses are turning to flash storage;...
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hybrid cloud

Could the hybrid cloud be the right solution for your business?

Every business has a unique set of goals, challenges and requirements, and at Blue Chip, we’ve found that providing IT solutions that are tailored to the individual business is the best way to ensure success. Take the cloud, for example. Many businesses are investing heavily in the cloud – it’s estimated that by July 2018,...
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IT health check

Your New Year systems health check

The start of a new year is often the perfect time to pause and take stock, and reviewing the condition of your systems is a great place to start. While you’re probably already consistently monitoring the health of your IT infrastructure, the world of IT moves so quickly, with new updates and patches being released...
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data centre for retail and ecommerce

Preparing to scale the peak trading periods

Black Friday has become the crucial focus for many retailers – and unsurprisingly. With £10.1bn estimated spend over the Black Friday week in the UK last year and an increase in online transactions of 11.3%, it’s fair to say it’s the Everest of the peak spend period leading up to Christmas. In fact, widespread adoption of mobile...
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GDPR compliance

Concerned about GDPR compliance? VTL could be part of the solution

By now, you have probably heard that we’re set to see the biggest change to data privacy legislation in decades with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May 2018.  But do you know how it will affect different areas of your business, and are you sure that you’ll be compliant by...
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