December 2017 Newsletter

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As the year draws to an end we’re glad to say it’s been a year to remember.

At the beginning of the year Chip Parade was operating from a small home office having grown steadily over our first two years of trading. In April we made the leap and took out a lease on a small office in the heart of Bradford which allowed us to take on a third team member to help us to grow further. By the end of the summer we some how had a team of four after one of our work experience trainees impressed us enough to create a new position.

Since then we have been working in the background to improve the services that we offer, this includes setting up a new hosting platform with one of our closest partners and creating an automated twitter service to help our clients to affordably build an audience and brand awareness via the popular social media platform.

Now as the year draws to a close it’s probably a good time to let you know what we’ll be doing over the Christmas break:

Christmas Opening Times

Our offices will close at 1pm on Friday the 22nd of December and will re-open at 9am on the 27th of December. We will also be closed on Monday the 1st of January and will return to our normal operating times as of the 2nd of January.

Out Of Hours Emergency Support

Our on call developer will still be available as normal on these days for priority one and two faults which are covered by 24/7/365 support. Please click here to learn more about what is covered by our out of hours support.

Server Migration

Following months of successful testing we have seen fantastic results in both the speed and reliability provided by our new hosting platform. As such we will be moving the majority of our clients to the new service during the downtime over the Christmas break whilst many of our clients will be closed. Thanks to in depth advanced planning the work is unlikely to result in any downtime what so ever and we will be carrying out extensive quality assurance checks after each migration to ensure everything works.

And with that, from all the team here at Chip Parade: have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!