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green data centre

Webinar: How green is your data centre?

December 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Register Now: http://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/7003/37787 Energy utilisation is a global problem not only from an environmental perspective but also from a financial one. An organisation that can utilise Green Technologies not only improves environmental policies but also reduces bottom-line costs. Reducing carbon emissions and energy usage for a Data...
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Cloud computing

When can we stop talking about the ‘cloud’?

I read with interest an article talking about the term ‘the cloud’ and how it is used. Whilst for some people in companies the terminology is relevant, for the majority of people the term cloud computing is an irrelevant terminology. All users are interested in (and I am one), is logging on and getting their...
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Gartmer Evolution of the data centre

The direction of the hosting market

Blue Chip’s market research suggests that over the next three to five years there will be continued development of Data Centre and Hosting Facilities with increasing emphasis on external hosting by end-user organisations. This will be partly driven by the need across all market sectors for improved facilities availability and resilience, which often demands significant investment for most organisations....
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computing evolution

Cloud computing: Revolution or evolution?

I have jokingly said on many occasions that I have banned myself from using the C-word (Cloud just in case that was unclear from the title). The reasons behind that statement boiled down to one simple fact. I had, and still, have no idea exactly what a cloud looks like. Yes, I have read about...
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better IT

Better hospital IT ‘would save thousands of lives’

Better use of information technology in England’s hospitals could help prevent 16,000 deaths a year, a report says. University Hospitals Birmingham has recommended its system to the team investigating above-average death rates from 2005 to 2008 at Stafford Hospital. The trust says it saw a 17% fall in deaths amongst emergency patients over 12 months,...
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Blue Chip Movember 2011

It will soon be Movember, the month formerly known as November, now dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness and funds for mens’ health; specifically prostate and testicular cancer. A group of 19 courageous Blue Chip staff members will be donating their top lips to the cause for 30 days in an effort to help change...
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generic servers

3 ways to prevent system outages from becoming big news

System outages are more than a problem for organisations today.  Recently they have become big news stories.  Recent issues with the following organisations’ infrastructures have become news stories across the internet almost as quickly as the problems have been spotted by the company themselves.  Microsoft (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14851455) Blackberry (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15243892) BT (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15154020) Sony (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15273175) Although the speed...
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data centre

Putting all your eggs in one basket, where is your backup?

I read with interest an article regarding the loss of service for Blackberry users and the associated comments, it’s highlighted another risk area for businesses that rely on technology such as the Blackberry for staff working around the globe. Like the iPhone, it is a fantastic tool for allowing people access to emails where they cannot use...
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Blue Chip London to Paris Bike Ride 2012

In aid of the Blue Chip company charity Keech Hospice (The Pasque Group), which is based in Luton and are a hospice for terminally ill children, a group of Blue Chip employees is planning a London to Paris Bike Ride for the summer of 2012. http://www.keech.org.uk/ The plan is to depart on Wednesday 18th July,...
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Carl Breeze celebrates

Double Brands GP win moves Blue-Chip-sponsored Carl Breeze to top of standings

Blue Chip’s sponsored racing driver, King’s Lynn race ace Carl Breeze, moved back to the top of the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup points table and will go into the final rounds leading the championship standings after securing two victories and another top-five finish at a sun-bathed Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit last weekend. Qualifying on pole...
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