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Technica OS(R) Version 1.00
(c)Copyright Technica 1999

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Since our humble beginning in 1999 … … we have come a long, long way …

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1999

We are two people working out of a garage, installing networks in our spare time.

The first Blackberry device (the 850) is launched as a two-way pager
Image of the Blackberry 850
Image of Google Beta Screenshot
Image of the Technica Website
And we may occasionally find time for a game of Virtua Tennis on our Sega Dreamcast console
Virtua Tennis Video
We are ‘dialling up’ to connect to the internet!
US Robotics Modem

2001

We survive Y2K, the client base is growing, and we have employees!

Some of us are playing The Sims while awaiting the launch of the Nintendo Game Cube AND Microsoft’s XBOX
Virtua Tennis
The Nintendo Gamecube
XBOX
OS X
Apple unveils its Mac OS X operating system and Microsoft rolls out Windows XP
Windows XP
ADSL Filter
ADSL launches and one telephone line is split into voice and data. At the trial we watch a 1MB file download in less than a minute!

2003

IT support is in demand. We're still in the garage, but it's a busy garage – we have 4 engineers on the team.

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We get our first animation client – 2DTV; the satirical animated TV show that was the successor to Spitting Image
Virtua Tennis
Laptop crica 2003 Technica Website crica 2003
Skype Logo
25% of voice calls are now made using VoIP, and Skype is launched
The first 64-bit processor, AMD's Athlon 64, is available to the consumer market

2004

Mozilla's Firefox 1.0 challenges the dominant web browser – Microsoft's Internet Explorer

2005

The team continues to grow – the bookkeeper is kicked out to make room!

Android
Google acquires Android, a Linux-based mobile phone operating system
Android
AMD, the microprocessor manufacturer, announce the first multicore microprocessor and shortly after, Intel follows suit
YouTube Screengrab
YouTube, a video sharing service, is founded
XBOX 360
Microsoft launches the XBOX 360

2006

We keep doing what we do best, and all this happens …

2007 Apple Macbook Pro
Apple introduces the MacBook Pro
2007 Apple Macbook Pro
Nintendo Wii
Nintendo's Wii game console hits the market and the Sony PlayStation 3 is released
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The amount of traffic on the internet outpaces the increase in capacity (by 75% to 47%) for the third consecutive year
Apple releases the iPhone in the US and we ‘jailbreak’ two of them to make them usable in the UK
2007 iPhone

2008

We've bought an office! Well, it’s a shell but it is a start …

New Office - Under Construction!
We poured cement into this hole …
New Office - Under Construction!
… and put these breeze blocks here!
The team is now nine strong and the garage is cosy. We’re playing with hypervisors on our test servers and begin rolling out virtualised servers to clients
Google releases the Chrome browser
Google Chrome 2008
Assassin's Creed is released for XBOX 360 and Playstation 3
Assassin's Creed
Facebook games seem to be a thing. Farmville sows the seeds for social gaming and Angry Birds take off
Farmville
Angry Bird

2009

"Hello, Technica Solutions" – we’re feeling professional and swapped garage for office!

Microsoft launches Windows 7
Windows 7
Internet Explorer Screengrab
Nintendo DSI released
Nintendo DSI
Craig Fisher arrives to make us take sales and marketing seriously, starting with our telephone manner! Our team of 10 moves into the new office.
Craig Fisher
… and one with Chicken and pineapple please. Hang on I don't eat pineapple?
Image of the Technica Website 2009
Image of the Technica Website 2009

2010

The number of bespoke tools keeps increasing, for server checks, self-healing, secure client data and more.

Apple unveils the iPad
iPad
The new offices
We have multiple staircases …
New Offices
… and a large genius expert bar

2011

We’re using Autotask (professional automation) and N-able (remote monitoring) to give the team the best tools to deliver outstanding service and support.

Google releases the Chromebook
CR-48 Chromebook
Nintendo 3DS released
Nintendo 3DS

2012

2012 and we’re a team of 14.

Sony PS Vita and Nintendo Wii U released
PSVita Wii U
Fire Alarm Smashed Plays a modem sound

2013

We make our first acquisition – Freedom One, a predominantly Mac-based support company

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch launches
Galaxy Gear
Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft XBOX One released
Playstation 4
Xbox One
Image of the Technica Website 2013

2014

Client advocates introduced.

Withings Smart Blood Pressure Sleeve


Growth in popularity of the ‘internet of things’ with companies capitalising on networks of SMART devices
Withings Connected Blood Pressure Monitor
Philips Hue Smart Bulbs
Philips Hue Smart Lighting
GOJI Smart Lock
GOJI Smart Lock
The new offices
A nailed-on spare
New Offices
Paul receives the first of numerous awards for (very) long service

2015

The back-office team is introduced – providing IT support to the team providing IT support. Sort of.

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Apple Watch released
Apple Watch
IPad Pro IPad Pro with Technica website circa 2015

2016

There are now 22 of us!

The first reprogrammable quantum computer is created
Quantum Computer Chip - rendering
We’re 11 times our start size, enough for a game of football! (Having the right number isn't essential to kicking a ball round the office!)
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Desk Director (AKA Technica Rapid Assist) further streamlines the support process.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a new "Molecular Informatics" program that uses molecules as computers
<olecular Computing - rendering

2018

Demand for cloud-based data and phone systems continues to soar. Working from home, office or beach is seamless.

Working at the office
Home …
Working at the office
… the office …
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… and the beach.
iPhone X Technica Website on iPhone X

2019

We’ve come a long way personally and professionally since our early garage days. There have been ups, downs, highs and lows. Staff have come and gone, helped us on our journey and moved on to continue theirs, as have a few clients, though a good number of those that helped convince us to start the business have stuck with us since the very start. Technica@20 is something we are immensely proud of and we want to say thank you to everyone who has employed us, worked with us and for us over the last 20 years …

Our Clients

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