IBM i Security Compliance
IBM infrastructure services

The best choice for IBM infrastructure services

We have acquired quite the portfolio when it comes to IBM infrastructure services. Our experience spans back over three decades, starting with hardware maintenance. Then our collection of services gradually evolved to providing managed services. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a managed service provider (MSP) who manages upwards of 10% of the UK’s banking traffic...
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FSQS certification

We’re FSQS registered, strengthening our commitment to financial services

It’s great to announce that Blue Chip is part of the Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS) supplier qualification system, yet another string to our bow when it comes to our enviable list of data centre service certifications. Being FSQS registered is a mark of our commitment to banking and financial institutions, who are a significant...
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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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Carol Woodbury HelpSystems IBM i security

Carol Woodbury from HelpSystems on IBM i security

At this year’s i-UG International i-Power event, we spoke to Carol Woodbury about the evolution of IBM i, particularly in terms of security. Issues such as the upcoming IBM i 7.4 release and GDPR are discussed in this interview.
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Alison Butterill on IBM i security

IBM’s Alison Butterill on the future of IBM i

IBM i 7.4 is an exciting landmark in the evolution of the highly-renowned server platform. At the International i-UG event in June 2019, we sat down with IBM’s Alison Butterill to discuss the latest features of IBM i and how a new generation of users are enthused by the developments.
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IBM i 7.4

What’s new in IBM i 7.4?

A new era will begin for administrators running IBM Power Systems and PureSystems as IBM i evolves into version 7.4 from June 2019. This operating system is designed for selected POWER8 and POWER9 server hardware. The battle against downtime has truly turned a major corner with this release. Db2 Mirror practically eliminates downtime windows by...
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PCI DSS for cloud hosting

Choosing the right PCI DSS partner for cloud hosting

PCI-DSS certification is crucial for handling payments. Blue Chip adheres to the strongest standards, meaning we are trusted around the world for handling credit card and other transaction information in our data centres. Matthew Bailey, National Sales Director, talks of why this is vital for industries such as retail and Fintech.
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Meeting and exceeding data compliancy standards

Meeting and exceeding data compliancy standards for providing IT services

PCI-DSS; ISO 14001:2015; ISO 9001:2015; ISO 22301:2012; ISO 27001:2013 and SOC2 are among the high standards which Blue Chip adheres to. Derek Waterman, Chief Compliance Officer, takes us through these IT and security standards, explaining what they mean.
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