Essential IT Solutions is 10 Years Young!

Essential IT Solutions is 10 years young!

Goodness, time flies! When we started in September 2005, the world was a different place. In that year, AMD shipped the world’s fastest overclockable CPU of the day, the 2.8GHz Athlon 64 FX-57 with integrated memory controller to work with 533MHz DDR SDRAM. Intel was promoting its dual-core Pentium D processors.

We mostly used cell phones but there were smartphones (like the BlackBerry 7270) – they just looked and worked much differently than today’s models. Apple launched the first iPhone only in 2007. The world’s first commercially available Android phone was launched only in 2008, the HTC Dream. 

In December 2005, Nokia launched the 770 Internet Tablet. It had a 252 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 1710 CPU and 64MB memory. The iPad was launched 5 years later, in 2010, and Android tablets followed in 2011.

Nokia 770 Internet TabletNokia 770 Internet Tablet 2005

It’s nice to be in the computer industry

In 2005, the world population was 6.5 billion – today it is 7.3 billion. The population in South Africa was 47 million and today it is 54 million.

During the past decade we’ve seen many ups and downs in the political arena, weathered the 7-year long recession, witnessed the launch of smart watches and other very clever gadgets and, actually, had loads of fun as well.

We might be a nerdy bunch but just like anyone else in any other industry, we have our lighter moments. After all, to err is human (but to really mess things up you need a computer 🙂

On a serious note, it’s nice to be in the computer industry. We like the people working in the industry.

EITS 10th Birthday

We Thank You!

In particular, we as owners and technicians really like being able to help sorting out computer-related problems for our customers. There is a real sense of achievement in that.

We must admit, few things in life beat seeing the smile on the face of a person who has upgraded to the latest CPU or graphic card or swanky laptop. So, we’d like to thank you, our customers nationwide, for your support over the past 10 years.

10th Birthday Celebrations

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary with a HUGE sale. We’d love you to take part; most items have been marked down significantly, with selected items marked down by 50%. Please drop in at the Essential IT Solutions store on 89 George Street, Strand, 7140.

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If you’re not in the area, grab your slice of the celebrations by following our Facebook page or pointing your browser to the SPECIALS Category.

As always, for more information do not hesitate to contact us via the online contact form or on 021 853 4790.

Once again, thanks to our staff and customers. You know how the saying goes: “Without you, we couldn’t have done it.” We really mean it.

Wiekus and Elizabeth Burger
Essential IT Solutions founders

Date: 16 Sep 2015