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A Year of Expansion and Investment: Blue Chip Continues to Flourish

2nd December 2015

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Blue Chip continues to go from strength to strength, with major client wins and investment in further developing its portfolio of managed IT services.

“We’ve continued to focus on service excellence and customer retention,” commented Richard Cook, Managing Director of Blue Chip. “Our outstanding reputation within the industry means that more customers than ever are choosing Blue Chip, from pay-as-you-go support to fully-managed service packages. Over the last year we have invested more than ever in the right people and technology to carve out our path as a leading IT services business.”

Continuing their journey to become the first choice for managed IT services, Blue Chip has invested £1.5m in the latest ServiceNow management software. This best-of-breed Service Desk technology enables a level of proactivity beyond traditional system monitoring, as engineers are able to set tailored System Watchpoints which systematically enables Blue Chip’s technicians to carry out routine maintenance in line with best practice. This highlights issues before they become problems, therefore substantially improving customers’ uptime and performance.

Another factor in Blue Chip’s growth is the implementation of a dedicated Network team, which consists of highly specialised experts who proactively manage issues and provide guidance. This service offers genuine 24/7, round-the-clock monitoring, support and management, setting Blue Chip apart from its competitors. The amalgamation of outstanding software, specialist expertise and true 24/7 support resulted in a new three-year contract for a fully-managed service with theme park and attraction company Merlin Entertainments, who required global network support. Initially on a six-month trial with this new package, Merlin were “genuinely thrilled” by Blue Chip’s dynamic approach to Network Management and their dedicated team of specialists.

Following investment in Vodafone’s tier 3 datacentre facilities in 2012, Blue Chip has seen further growth in the uptake of its Cloud services, resulting in a number of key business wins this year. Boasting high capacity, high availability, first class connectivity and built-in resilience, this partnership continues to give Blue Chip customers the highest-level security and most robust server and storage infrastructure available. Additionally, investment in Vodafone’s datacentres means Blue Chip offers Cloud services that exceed the industry norm, offering complete reliability for customer peace of mind. A significant customer acquisition who sought this reliability is BH Live, the South Coast's leading leisure and event operator, who deployed Blue Chip to implement a Cloud-services strategy for over 500 of its internal users. The shift to Cloud services provides BH Live with a dynamic technological environment to support its expansion strategy across the region and will better support its customers through improved time-to-market, engagement and service.

“We have worked hard in recent years to take the business forward, investing in infrastructure for a new generation of IT services, improving our processes and expanding our Business Services further,” continued Richard Cook. “This capability and constant drive for ‘service excellence’ has contributed to further customer wins throughout the country, as well as playing a key role in the successful retender of contracts.”

If you would like to find out more about Blue Chip's IT Services and Solutions, please contact enquiries@bluechip.com or call 0845 034 7222.

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