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  • Five advantages of Cloud Computing that will make you want to switch

    Posted 17 July 2017 by Neil Clark

    In our latest blog Blue Chip’s Hosting Manager, Neil Clark, shares his top five benefits of Cloud adoption.

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  • Azure, where do you start?

    Posted 26 June 2017 by Kelvin Papp

    Kelvin Papp, Senior Solutions Architect at Blue Chip discusses some of the features and capabilities present in Microsoft Azure.

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  • The Top 10 Tools of Microsoft Office 365

    Posted 13 June 2017 by Kelvin Papp

    Blue Chip's Solution Specialist, Kelvin Papp shares his Top 10 Microsoft Office 365 tools, apps and software.

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  • 5 easy steps to a Disaster Recovery solution that will save time and money

    Posted 8 June 2017 by Neil Clegg

    From the increasing threat of ransomware to simple user error, there’s a wide range of factors that could potentially render your business-critical data inaccessible, or even delete it completely! It goes without saying that a backup and DR solution is essential for your business so in our latest blog, our Technical Director Neil Clegg explains the easy steps you can take to build your Disaster Recovery strategy.

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  • These are the things you need to do NOW to protect your business from cyber attacks

    Posted 16 May 2017 by Neil Clegg

    The WannaCry ransomware took the world by storm last Friday, and with security experts predicting similar strains on the horizon, businesses of all shapes and sizes need to take certain precautions to prevent infection. Blue Chip’s Technical Director, Neil Clegg, explains what you need to do to make sure your business is protected against future attacks.

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  • Building a Business Case - convincing your Board to switch to Office 365

    Posted 8 May 2017 by Kelvin Papp

    You're already sold on the numerous benefits of Microsoft Office 365, but how do you convince your Board of Directors that it's worth their investment? Kelvin Papp shares his tips for success.

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  • Is it Time for an Upgrade?

    Posted 26 April 2017 by Kelvin Papp

    New technology, "like for like", or the Cloud - which is best? Blue Chip's Senior Solutions Architect, Kelvin Papp, discusses what you should consider when undergoing an IT upgrade.

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  • 4 things you need to do to get the most out of Office 365

    Posted 26 March 2017 by Ella Jennings

    You may have already made the move to Microsoft Office 365 within your organisation, and are happily using web-based versions of the iconic Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs – but there is much more to O365 than meets the eye. Blue Chip’s Ella Jennings tells us how you can utilise some of the lesser-known apps in your everyday working life.

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  • The fairest of them all - SecureVault Cloud Backup and DR

    Posted 28 February 2017 by Anthony Green

    Blue Chip’s Sales and Marketing Director, Anthony Green, explains why we chose to offer SecureVault as the ultimate Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery service.

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  • BYOD and CYOD and COPE - oh my!

    Posted 23 February 2017 by Anthony Green

    More than just acronyms, read about the differences between BYOD, CYOD and COPE, and how they can empower your mobile workforce.

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  • Why you'll love Veeam 9.5 with Cloud Connect from Blue Chip...

    Posted 7 February 2017 by Kelvin Papp

    Blue Chip's Senior Solutions Architect, Kelvin Papp, tells us about the exciting new features of Veeam's Availability Suite 9.5, including Cloud Connect and Windows Server 2016 support.

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  • What Makes a Good Cloud Services Provider?

    Posted 18 January 2017 by Peter Johnson

    With Cloud Computing going from the latest buzzword to near necessity in a few short years, it can be difficult to determine which provider is the right one for you. Blue Chip’s Hosting Director, Peter Johnson, explains what to look for when choosing your Cloud Services Provider.

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  • Q&A: The Dangers of Ransomware

    Posted 28 November 2016 by Shawn Wilkin

    With BBC News reporting today that British people paid over £4.5m in Ransomware demands to cyber criminals in the last year alone, it is clear that this is still a type of malware that is still widespread – and can sometimes have devastating effects. Shawn Wilkin, Security Consultant at Blue Chip, tells us more about Ransomware and how it can be avoided.

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  • True or False? The Top 5 Assumptions About Desktop As A Service

    Posted 22 November 2016 by Neil Clegg

    With the demand for remote working at an all-time high, it is natural for companies to have concerns over how to implement the correct strategy and technology. Blue Chip’s Technical Director, Neil Clegg, debunks some DaaS assumptions and explains why employers should explore the idea of Desktop Virtualisation more closely.

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  • What's New in Veeam Availability Suite v9

    Posted 25 May 2016 by Shawn Wilkin

    Shawn Wilkin takes us through the new technical features of Veeam's latest iteration of  Availability Suite. Here he explores the benefits of BitLocker, tape enhancements and much more, and discusses whether version 9 is really worth a look.

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  • Blue Chip's Top 5 To Watch

    Posted 29 March 2016 by Kelvin Papp

    Find out Blue Chip's Top 5 IT recommendations for 2016.

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  • Private Sky – The Advantages of Private Cloud Over Public

    Posted 11 March 2016 by Kelvin Papp

    Blue Chip discuss the advantages Private Cloud has over Public Cloud.

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  • Blade as a Service - How Does It Work?

    Posted 21 January 2016 by Kelvin Papp

    Never heard of Blade as a Service? Find out here how it works, and how it can benefit your business.

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  • Flexible working works: How Desktop Virtualisation benefits both you and your staff.

    Posted 15 December 2015 by Anthony Green

    Blue Chip's Sales & Marketing Director Anthony Green explores how Desktop Virtualisation can be simple and cost effective to implement for an employer, and a chance to balance their home life with their career for the employee.

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  • vSphere 6 – In Practice

    Posted 11 December 2015 by Kelvin Papp

    Has VMware vSphere 6 lived up to expectations?  Check out our new blog and see what our experts thought!

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  • Microsoft Direct Access: Extending The Workplace To The Home Office

    Posted 20 November 2015 by Anthony Green

    Review of Microsoft Direct Access - working remotely

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  • Cyber-Attacks - More Common and Costly Than You Might Realise

    Posted 6 November 2015 by Anthony Green

    Cyber-crime can effect even the largest of businesses, with companies such as TalkTalk, M&S and British Gas all reporting significant data breaches. Find out what you can do to protect your business...

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  • ISO 27001 – What Does It Mean?

    Posted 3 November 2015 by Neil Clark

    In an ever-increasing age of security awareness and media exposure of careless information handling, the protection of data is critical. Certification to ISO 27001 is increasingly a “must have” for a lot of customers, but what does this actually mean?

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  • Blue Chip Consultants and Microsoft Cloud Services

    Posted 1 October 2015 by Kelvin Papp

    With Microsoft Office 365 showing a significant uplift in the market, Blue Chip moved quickly to ensure our technical staff are fully up to speed with the latest evolutions in Cloud Services. Read on to find out more.

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  • Remote Desktop Flexibility with XenDesktop & DaaS

    Posted 18 September 2015 by Kelvin Papp

    Assessing the solutions available to remote working and data centralisation. 

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  • Essential Skills with Virtual Training

    Posted 5 November 2014 by Anthony Green

    Ever wondered how those guys with MCSE and CCNA certifications got hands-on experience with the material to begin with? Anthony Green tell us more.

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  • Endpoint Security – Don’t get Caught Out!

    Posted 26 June 2014 by Kelvin Papp

    The real cost of threats posed to your business by malware and ransomware can be seen across multiple industries and sectors, and is something which every IT department should be engaged in a proactive agenda against. Endpoint Protection is often overlooked; of course you have it, but what is it actually doing for you and what criteria did you use in your product selection process?

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