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Blue Chip and Service Express are multivendor leaders

Blue Chip & Service Express: Multi-vendor market leaders

Bringing joy to the UK There have been two big announcements recently that have brought joy to many people in the UK. The first of these announcements being the Prime Minister’s plan to emerge out of lockdown, which I am sure many would say is the best thing to come out of 2021. The days...
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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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single multivendor maintenance contract for your data centre

How to reduce Opex and gain better service with a single multivendor maintenance contract

At Blue Chip Live 2020, we explained how a single multivendor maintenance contract could reduce business costs and simplify operations.
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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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third-party maintenance for IT hardware

What is third party maintenance for IT hardware?

Third party maintenance for IT hardware typically manages server, storage and network equipment, either in data centres or at an organisation’s premises. As ‘third party’ suggests, this type of maintenance is an alternative to the traditional Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM) post-warranty support, which tends to be expensive. To understand the features of third party maintenance,...
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IT server parts across Europe and the UK

Border closures’ impact on server parts availability

It has always been said that IT and technology go in cycles, we rarely see new things, just reinventions of previous ideas – centralisation/decentralisation, cloud, edge, outsourcing, etc. The situation we now find ourselves in is unprecedented, no-one in our lifetime has experienced anything like this. As a business, as a country, we know we...
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hardware maintenance

The three pillars of a hardware maintenance service

Hardware maintenance: it’s not sexy, and It’s certainly not a head turner. However, it is essential to any business running IT infrastructure. Often, it is ignored and even undervalued. But when your critical IT is down, hardware maintenance is your last defence against disaster. If you’ve ever been in this position, then you’ll know how...
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Teradata end of support

Is your Teradata end of support date coming soon?

Teradata has confirmed a series of ‘end of support’ dates, which could leave many companies with no support on their business-critical Data Warehousing Appliance. Of course, many companies will be weighing up the migration options available into cloud-based solutions, with Snowflake or Teradata Cloud being solid contenders. For those companies preferring an on-premise solution, the...
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multivendor maintenance provider

Why should you choose a multivendor maintenance provider over a manufacturer’s service?

Every business wants to be the absolute pinnacle of its industry, and most would welcome that in a heartbeat. However, rapid success means dealing with a greatly expanded customer base, and, consequently, more data. Business growth leads to new challenges, one of them being the strain on your critical IT infrastructure, which must manage and...
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Teradata support

Beating the clock on Teradata’s end-of-support date

It was in early September last year when we were contacted by a client with a major problem. The systems they were using for their critical management information and decision making were going end of support on 3rd January. In most cases this would not be the end of the world, however, the systems they...
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