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disaster recovery

Do your backup and DR facilities fit your needs?

Back up and Disaster Recovery (DR). Some very simple concepts that businesses have always needed and always will need. However, the ‘how’ is changing rapidly as technology surges forward in an uptrend pointing up at the clouds; pun intended. Can you answer these backup and DR questions comfortably? How long could your business go if...
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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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Multivendor hardware maintenance for your data centre

Why sell Blue Chip multivendor maintenance?

I have been working with and selling through partners for many years now and I find it surprising that, even in today’s market, some specialist partners are persevering with pushing single vendor Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) support. Then, they wonder why business is lost when a large global third-party maintainer comes along and sweeps up...
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IBM maintenance engineer

Why partner with Blue Chip for IBM maintenance services?

Hardware maintenance you can rely onWhether you are reselling manufacturer maintenance, or an end customer who has the responsibility for keeping your business’s infrastructure maintained and in working condition Blue Chip can support your needs. Blue Chip goes about delivering support and maintenance the old-fashioned way. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional support and nothing...
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We know a thing or two about legacy systems

Twilio – a cloud communications platform – conducted an online survey on how COVID-19 has accelerated businesses towards their digital transformation, and they came back with some interesting results from the UK respondents. 96% of UK decision makers said that the recent pandemic has sped up their company’s plans to digitally transform.  As many businesses...
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sustainable data centre

IT with an environmentally focused mindset

Many businesses around the world are now exploring how to reduce their carbon footprint, and we are no exception. We are all very aware of our actions and the effect our standards of living, as the human race, are having on the planet, and I ask at which point do we take it seriously?  Seriously...
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cloud migration process

We can migrate your IBM Power workloads and have you testing in hours

Companies tend to be reluctant about migrating enterprise data from their hardware or current cloud provider because of downtime. A survey found that 73% of cloud migration projects take a year or longer to complete. We can be ready to provide this service in a matter of hours, compared to the many months most businesses...
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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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