Dec 10, 2020

Blue Chip: Fundamental to Wesleyan’s data centre migration

William Girling
2 min
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 11, 2021

SLK Software: Optimising performance in the digital economy

SLKSoftware
AI
Automation
CNAInsurance
2 min
Recently featured in our profile of CNA Insurance, we take a closer look at how SLK Software is powering disruption in the digital era

Established in 2000 in Bengaluru, India, SLK Software recognises that fast-paced digital transformation is creating an unprecedentedly fertile period of opportunity for global businesses.

As such, with a firm belief in the power of simplification and automation to yield new and exciting experiences, the company has been challenging the status quo for over 20 years through an approach that is:

  • Relationship oriented
  • Strategically focused on a desired outcome
  • Reliant on automation tech

Believing in purposeful automation

SLK’s specialisation in automation tech is full spectrum: artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and more, are all part of its core competencies. 

Citing 90% productivity improvements, 30% business growth through better customer experiences, and up to 20x faster go-to-market capabilities, the reasons for its focus are clear.

The company currently serves the banking, financial services, insurance, retirement services, M&A, manufacturing, and supply chain sectors. Solutions offered include:

Accelerating workflow processes

In addition to these services, SLK offers three products/platforms: Avo Assist - RPA, Avo Assure - Test Automation, and Avo Discover - Process Discovery.

 

 

The latter is a tool specifically calibrated to enable business users an easy method for capturing document processes. This can occur across any application, with these individual tasks then seamlessly combined for both improved compliance and governance. 

Carol Castelloni, VP of Transformation at CNA Insurance, highlighted this as providing critical support in helping the company meet its business objectives:

“SLK’s Avo Discover tool accelerates how we can document workflow processes, measure impacts on enhancements, and identifies future automation opportunities.” Liberated from having to focus on these process-driven aspects of business, CNA Insurance has been able to refocus its attention on creative problem-solving instead.

Ultimately, this is the most important benefit that SLK brings: it optimises the back end so that clients can channel their energy towards what matters the most, customers.

Read more about SLK Software and CNA Insurance in the June 2021 edition of FinTech Magazine.

Pictured: SLK Software team (source)

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