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cloud security specialists

We specialise in cloud security

You may be surprised to hear that 94% of enterprises are already using a cloud service. Over the past decade, cloud computing has evolved from being something service providers told companies they should be adopting, to becoming the technological lifeblood that runs through most modern enterprises. These days, the cloud is the natural home for...
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IBM Power transition to the cloud

What makes us the UK’s leading IBM experts?

We’ve handled IBM systems since 1987 You’re probably thinking ‘what gives Blue Chip the right to call themselves IBM experts?’ and so you should. Any business that describes themselves as experts should be able to prove how they acquired this title. IBM was founded in 1911, and through the last century, completely revolutionised computing. From...
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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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Covid-19 Business Continuity

Blue Chip COVID-19 External Statement 8 September 2020 v2.2Download
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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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We’re hiring: Senior Client Development

OTE – £190K uncapped We are looking for an experienced sales professional to focus on growing ISV and MSP Cloud and Managed Services. We work with multiple ISVs and MSPs who use Blue Chip to provide Windows and Linux servers alongside IBM mid-range and mainframe servers. The successful candidate will be responsible for both the...
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We’re hiring: Senior Client Director

OTE – £190K uncapped We are looking for an experienced Client Director who will be responsible for the ownership and growth development of some of our largest existing customer accounts. This requires a strong sales professional to grow our customers via proven experience of networking and developing relationships within customers. You will be capable of...
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third-party IT maintenance

8 reasons to consider choosing third-party hardware maintenance providers over OEM support

It’s understandable why companies will go with Official Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) support over a third-party provider. The overwhelming impression is that the vendor knows the hardware inside out, why risk handing maintenance to anyone else? Blue Chip has an outstanding reputation in third-party maintenance of IT infrastructure, spanning back three decades. We know we can...
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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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end of life IBM POWER7

The end of your IBM POWER7+, what should you do?

Towards the end of the year, your IBM POWER7+ equipment is facing end of official support. What are your options? Following the end-of-life date for IBM POWER7 systems last September, we now see the same for the later-released POWER7+ systems. IBM will stop standard maintenance support in December 2020 on model types E4D, MMD and...
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