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Kate Tattersfield
multivendor maintenance contract

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...
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IBM POWER10

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...
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AS/400 cloud

Advancing your AS/400 or iSeries into the cloud

A growing number of businesses are adopting cloud computing for their operations, but not as many as you might expect. By our estimation, no more than 15% of current IBM Power users have transitioned to the cloud to date. Many have avoided the move as the combination of technology and application is considered legacy. Businesses...
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IBM Power Cloud

10 reasons to choose Blue Chip when transitioning IBM Power to the cloud

When it comes to cloud migration, there are a handful of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to choose from. However, nobody understands IBM Power Systems quite like Blue Chip. Here’s why we’re the top MSP for customers using IBM-based IT infrastructure, according to Darren Smith, Enterprise Architect at Blue Chip, and Matthew Bailey, our National Sales...
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IBM storage

Data storage made easy with Blue Chip and IBM storage

We live in a data-driven world, yet transparency in today’s storage collateral is often lacking. Some vendors struggle to accommodate escalating user demand and exponential data growth. Often vendors can have multiple competing product families within their own portfolio that can make choosing the right solution even more complex. This is exactly why IBM has...
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Why IBM storage

Five surefire reasons to choose IBM storage

If you were considering investing in IBM storage but couldn’t make your mind up, their most recent announcement might make the decision easier for you. Earlier this year IBM announced the streamlining of its storage offering by replacing its two non-mainframe IT storage lines with a unified IBM FlashSystem family. What difference does this make...
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IBM cloud application

Transitioning your IBM application

Transparency is key when transitioning your IBM Power applications to the cloud We all know the benefits that come with moving to the cloud. It can be a more flexible, accessible and secure way of managing your system, allowing you to scale at short notice and operate remotely. Yet it can also be a daunting...
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IBM Power Systems

Leading IBM Power experts – delivering whole life support

Blue Chip Cloud specialises in the full IBM Power spectrum When it comes to IBM Power, we know every system – both new and legacy – inside out. In fact, our in-house team of experts have been selling, maintaining and running IBM systems since 1987, around the time IBM received the Nobel Prize for physics for their...
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hybrid cloud

The benefits of the Blue Chip Cloud

The Blue Chip Cloud is a unique hybrid cloud solution. But we would say that, wouldn’t we? In this article, we’ll explain exactly what makes the Blue Chip Cloud so beneficial for businesses looking to achieve flexibility while ensuring enterprise levels of security. Let’s start with an overview. Blue Chip Cloud is built on three...
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which cloud for retail

Five cloud compliance challenges faced by the retail industry

Evolving business models and buying behaviours are changing the way retail businesses operate. To remain competitive and maintain healthy profit margins, these companies need to focus on growing their market reach, managing stock flow efficiently during peaks and troughs while executing effective marketing campaigns. We’ve only scratched the surface, because retailers need robust and compliant...
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