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Blue Chip and Service Express

Blue Chip agrees to be acquired by US-based Service Express

Transformative deal creates global leader in managed IT services and third-party data centre maintenance Blue Chip, the UK’s leading third-party maintenance (TPM) and managed services company today announces that it has been acquired by Service Express, a leader in providing third-party, post-warranty data centre maintenance services, to expand its global platform. The acquisition is the...
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Covid-19 Business Continuity

Like many other businesses, we are working hard to address the challenges brought about by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Blue Chip is continuing to provide services to all of its customers and we are monitoring developments on a daily basis. Our board of directors has prepared a statement, which outlines our current position. View/download statement
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Save money with IBM storage

Save money storing your data utilising IBM storage

At Blue Chip, we’re seeing an increase in organisations looking for IBM storage infrastructure that will enable them to be more efficient and integrative, with room to scale. “The cost is key,” says Lee McEvoy, Storage Sales Specialist at IBM, “but it’s not the only driver anymore. Storage has moved on to accommodate changing needs.”...
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Placing IBM Power Systems in the cloud

One customer’s IBM Power Systems journey to the cloud

Blue Chip currently supports critical infrastructure for approximately 800 organisations operating across various verticals. About 150 of these are customers of managed services, which includes cloud services. The average amount of time a customer stays with Blue Chip is around ten and a half years. Well before the revolution of cloud computing, Blue Chip’s has...
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Creating the AS/400 cloud

Transitioning from AS/400 to Blue Chip Cloud

A world-leading specialist technical manufacturer has successfully transitioned from their 1997 AS/400 environment to IBM i within Blue Chip Cloud. They’ve been a Blue Chip hardware and maintenance customer since 2003. Here is how we put them on the path to an AS/400 cloud. Until 2017, Blue Chip had provided this manufacturer with IBM AS/400...
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Move your AS/400 or iSeries into the cloud without upgrading your application

Move your AS/400 or iSeries into the cloud without upgrading your application

Our expertise in IBM Power Systems cloud transition work means we can easily create an AS/400 cloud based on your legacy hardware and handle the upgrade concerns at our end. First off, we begin with a question. When was the last time IT delivered something that enhanced your business? If this question leaves you searching...
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ProtecTIER end of life support

Where to look for ProtecTIER end of life support?

Yet another headache in the wonderful world of IT. For several years, major corporates – at least 500 to our knowledge – have been trusting their virtual back-up and restore methodologies on IBM’s ProtecTIER family of products. It did a fantastic job. As we come to the close of 2020, we’ve hit the ‘end of life’ phase for this product.  Where does a...
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sustainable IT

Delivering sustainable IT to enterprises

With the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses have experienced unparalleled levels of disruption this year. But despite the distractions, we are still committed to reducing the ecological impact of our operations and our customers This is why we have a solid reputation in providing sustainable IT. We believe that we’re all responsible for...
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How to eliminate scheduled downtime for IBM i and maximise your applications’ availability

In a recent Blue Chip webinar, Sales and Marketing Director Chris Smith caught up with Stuart Milligan from Midrange Dynamics, a company that provides affordable, feature-packed change management solutions for IBM i development teams worldwide. Blue Chip partners with Midrange Dynamics to ensure maximum uptime for its own customers. By taking a more DevOps-based approach...
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financial services cloud

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...
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