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  • Five reasons why we love Unity from Dell EMC

    Posted 26 October 2017 by Kelvin Papp

    Kelvin Papp explains why we're big fans of Dell EMC's Unity range at Blue Chip.

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  • Imagine getting your work done without looking at your email inbox…

    Posted 25 September 2017 by Scott Riley

    Microsoft introduced us to their new Unified Communications Vision and its pretty exciting stuff.

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  • Teams vs Skype for Business – what Microsoft really told us at Ignite

    Posted 25 September 2017 by Scott Riley

    Yesterday at Ignite in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft partly confirmed speculation surrounding Teams and Skype for Business that has been building in recent weeks.

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  • GDPR: What does this mean for my Business?

    Posted 18 July 2017 by Danny Mills

    In our latest blog Blue Chip’s parent company GCI discusses GDPR and what it means for your business.

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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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  • Bedside IT Support? No Thanks!

    Posted 6 February 2017 by Paul Cashmore

    "I find it incredible that, in this day and age, organisations are prepared to risk the stability of their operation by opting to use IT support companies that don’t offer true 24/7 IT support" - Blue Chip's Service Director, Paul Cashmore, discusses the benefits of true 24/7 IT 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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  • Managed Services - Making IT Effortless

    Posted 3 November 2016 by Paul Cashmore

    When your IT is critical to your business, you need to be sure it’s in expert hands. Blue Chip’s Services Director, Paul Cashmore, explains the benefits of IT Managed Services.

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  • Is Your Infrastructure Off Course?

    Posted 14 September 2016 by Richard Cook

    Blue Chip’s Managing Director, Richard Cook, shares the importance of keeping your IT Infrastructure in line with the goals of your business, and how an Infrastructure Review can help.

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  • What Makes A Good Website?

    Posted 19 July 2016 by Anthony Green

    You've seen Blue Chip's brand new website - now find out how we decided on the design and content! Blue Chip’s Sales and Marketing Director, Anthony Green, explains what content needs to go into your site to make it a valuable asset for your business.

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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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  • On This Day in Tech History

    Posted 1 April 2016 by Kelvin Papp

    We look at what happened in Technology History on some of our most significant calendar dates.

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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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  • What's New in Microsoft Exchange 2016?

    Posted 11 February 2016 by Kelvin Papp

    What are the new features in Microsoft Exchange 2016? Find out here, as we explore it in detail.

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