Dec 10, 2020

Blue Chip: Fundamental to Wesleyan’s data centre migration

William Girling
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Blue Chip: Fundamental to Wesleyan’s data centre migration
Founded in 1987 by Brian Meredith, Blue Chip is a Bedford, UK-based hardware and software solutions provider...

Founded in 1987 by Brian Meredith, Blue Chip is a Bedford, UK-based hardware and software solutions provider.

With decades of experience providing some of the country’s largest businesses with mission-critical IT support, the company specialises in Tier III and IV by design data centres.

It was in this regard that David Stewart, Group COO of Wesleyan (read the full report here), commended Blue Chip’s irradicable contribution to its recent digital transformation journey:

“We implemented the plan in Spring and we've now moved our data to Blue Chip, which is housing our data centre on a private cloud. It’s been a fundamental partner for our data migration strategy.” 

Officially partnered with several large name brands in the tech sector, including IBM, Lenovo and Red Hat, Blue Chip’s suite of IT managed services is truly full-spectrum:

Independently certified to ensure the quality of its solutions and processes, the company holds four annually audited ISO certifications, is SOC2 compliant and is a PCI Level 1 Service Provider.

In a recent article, Nathan Chapman, Business Development Director, outlined the key reasons why having a quality-focused partner like Blue Chip is essential, particularly in light of COVID-19 and the ongoing economic destabilisation it is causing:

“Unplanned downtime is quite literally unplanned and highly unpredictable. Every hour counts and the cost to the business for a single hour’s downtime is tremendous. Blue Chip can guarantee more uptime than other cloud or managed service providers, ultimately saving your business time and money.

“Blue Chip has the experience to match, with 10% of the UK banks and over £150bn funds under management hosted within our data centres.”

Now an established favourite among the financial services and banking industries because of its reputation as a secure and compliant partner, Blue Chip is proving itself to be a company that takes care of the tech so business owners can focus on their company. 

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Jun 23, 2021

Singapore FinTech Association launches new networking club

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The Singapore FinTech Association announced the launch of the SG FinTech Club, to improve the vibrancy of the fintech ecosystem

The Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) has announced the launch of a new SG FinTech Club, which will act as hub that enhances networking among local fintech companies based in Singapore.

The APAC nation, which is a leading regional centre for fintechs, accounting for 13% of Singapore’s GDP in 2020. More than 1,400 fintech companies are based there, employing an estimated 10,000 people. 

Technology is a driving factor within the space, and the SG FinTech Club will act as a base through which knowledge, resources and connections can be shared, as a way to increase the level of expertise in the space. 

According to reports, the SFA will also develop and curate the engagement programmes for the fintech ecosystem. SG FinTech Club members will benefit from hospitality privileges offered by Supporting Partners , such as co-working spaces, which they can leverage on for social engagements. 

The club’s existing membership platform will also enable users to sign up for talent matchmaking sessions, industry expert mentorship programmes, and masterclasses organised by SFA.

SG Fintech Club partnerships

The initiative has attracted the attention of several global fintech leaders, including the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF). J.P. Morgan has also joined the club as Supporting Partner and Corporate Partner, respectively, to develop skills and career development events.

Speaking about the launch of the new club, Shadab Taiyabi, President of SFA, explained, “We are proud to collaborate with MAS on the launch of SG FinTech Club, and play our part in contributing to Singapore’s thriving FinTech ecosystem. 

“We hope that the Club would be the key platform for inspiration and innovation, where professionals in the financial services sector can come to exchange opinions, network, and explore endless ideas with other like-minded individuals. 

He continued, “Through the Club, we strive to champion and bolster Singapore’s FinTech entrepreneurship growth, facilitate the sharing of insights, collaborations, discussions and advocate the importance of upskilling amongst professionals across the financial services industry.”

Image credit: Singapore FinTech Association event

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