20 years ago we formed as a team of 2 people supporting four companies' IT needs. We now support over 4,000 end users, providing over 21,000 hours of remote technical assistance a year, and over 10,000 hours of onsite technical consultancy.
We now have a 35 strong technical team who last year helped 146 organisations create and implement an IT strategy and spent 120 days in accredited technical training in order to keep up to date with industry developments.
We hosted 836 delegates at our free technical seminars and briefings, and we now respond to over 18,500 support requests via our dedicate remote helpdesk.
We’ve achieved ISO 9001 and investors in people accreditation, and won 18 industry awards.
That's how ramsac have changed over the last 20 years. Why not take our quiz below to see how much the IT industry has moved on in that time?
Q1: January 1992 saw Microsoft stock reach $113 per share making Bill Gates the richest man in the United States. How much was he estimated to be worth?
It's $6.4 billion!
Q2: The top selling record this year was:
I will always love you - Whitney Houston.
Q3: March saw the release of which operating system, having moved from version 0.13 to 0.95, that would prove to be so popular over the coming years?
It's Linux. Today Linux is used extensively by enthusiasts and businesses alike. It has a particularly prominent place as part of a LAMP platform (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) which is used to host many many web sites around the globe.
Q4: The value of the gifts given in Twelve Days of Christmas was calculated to cost
£10,185. In 2011 the same gifts would set you back £15,320
Q5: Which popular game was released in May that found its way onto the Android operating system nearly 20 years later?
It's Wolfenstein 3-D. Many argue that Wolfenstein 3-D defined a new gaming genre - the first person shoot-em-up. It was to be ported to many different platforms over the coming years.
Q6: Logitech announces the ScanMan Color, a hand-held 24-bit 400 dpi color scanner, in June - how much did it cost?
It's $699! Today, a combined printer / copier / scanner can be bought for less than £50!
Q7: How many cups of tea did Britain drink on average each day of 1992?
175 million cups each day! In 2011 this figure had risen to 185 million
Q8: In August Apple Computer introduced the PowerBook 145 featuring a backlit supertwist LCD display, 25 MHz 68030 processor, System 7 operating system with 4 MB RAM and a 40 MB hard drive. It weighed 6.8 pounds. What was its approximate launch price?
Q9: Mars Bars celebrated which birthday in 1992?
Mars Bars celebrated their 60th year.
Q10: Motorola gives details of its next processor - the 68060. How many transistors would it contain?
Over 2 million. By comparison, the 10-core Xeon Westmere processor from Intel released in 2011 has 2,600 million transistors!
Q11: The Conservatives won the general election with an overall majority of
It was a majority of 21 seats.
Q12: Following its launch earlier in the year, how many copies of IBM's OS/2 had shipped?
It's 1 million. Despite the fact that OS/2 never caught on in the mass market, IBM continued to support the operating system until 2006.