MMRIT Turns 30 Years Old Today!

MMRIT Turns 30 Years Old Today!

We’re delighted to announce that 30 years ago today MMRIT was formed and continues to grow from strength to strength.

How it all began

Back in 1988, Moira Pollard and Douglas Brown founded MMRIT as they were sick of the corporate life and felt that they could do things much better than the competition out there. And in the last 30 years, the whole ethos of doing things much better than the competition and placing customers at the forefront of the business is what has helped MMRIT to remain relevant, consistent and robust today.

How we’ve evolved

Since 1988 we’ve come a long way. Going back some 30 years, home users (if they were lucky enough) had a Tandy 1000 TL desktop PC with 640KB RAM and storage via a 3.5-inch floppy disk. And if they were really lucky, they had a laptop, typically with 1MB of RAM, 20MB of storage and up to 2 hours battery life.

Fast forward to 2018, and mobile computing is now a commodity. Today’s mobile phones have capacity thousands of times more than the PCs of 30 years ago. We send and receive single emails daily exceeding the capacity of old technology, and this is just one of the many reasons why MMRIT has adapted with the technology and remained resilient.

1988 Technology Vs 2018 Technology

Device 1988 2018

Desktop PC

Tandy 1000 TL desktop PC
Image credit: Wikipedia.

Memory: 640KB
Storage: 3.5-inch floppy disk

iMac Pro
Image credit: Apple

Memory: 128GB
Storage: up to 4TB


Toshiba T1200 laptop
Image credit: Wikipedia.

Memory: 1MB
Storage: 20MB
Battery & Power: Up to 2 hours
Weight: 14 pounds (including modem, charger, and case)

MacBook Pro
Image credit: Apple

Memory: 16GB
Storage: up to 1TB
Battery & Power: Up to 10 hours
Weight: 1.37 kg (3.02 pounds)

Mobile Phones

Motorolla DynaTAC 8500XL
Image Courtesy: Wikipedia.

Technology: analogue
Weight: 28 ounces
Battery and Power: 1 hour talk time

iPhone XS
Image credit: Apple
Technology: 4G / LTE
Capacity: 512GB
Weight: 6.24 ounces
Battery and Power: Up to 20 hours talk time

Internet Access

Connection: dial-up Speed: 300 to 9600 baud
Connection: Fibre broadband Speed: 50Mb+ average speed


Managed by partners Tim Lines, Lai Chiu and Chief Operating Officer Carl Chapman, the senior management team have rolled out a series of new services to help clients remain ahead of the technology curve.

Tim Lines, Managing Partner of MMRIT adds:

Technology is a good example of an area where we’ve had to stay ahead of the curve. Our clients expect us to be aware of the latest technology and infrastructure improvements – and where appropriate to recommend their use - so in order to deliver the best service, we need to have a clear understanding of technologies as they evolve.

Carl Chapman, Chief Operating Officer of MMRIT, commented that: 

Technology is growing at a much faster rate than ever before.  For example, as the cybersecurity landscape has evolved, we have invested heavily in our cybersecurity services to ensure that we are proactively protecting our customers and that they can rely on us to keep them safe from cyber attacks.

To celebrate MMRIT’s 30 year anniversary, we’ve outlined some of the company’s achievements.


View our full suite of services

Cloud-based IT Services

Cloud-based IT is growing faster than ever. Whether you use Office 365 or a Software as a Service (SaaS) application, then you’re already using some form of cloud-based infrastructure.

At MMRIT we can help manage and support your transition to the cloud. 

We provide a range of cloud-based deployments from public, private and hybrid cloud.

Cybersecurity Services

Cyber crime is on the rise and as technology advances, cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated in their approaches.

At MMRIT we provide a range of cybersecurity services helping you to mitigate the risk and protect your organisation from advanced email threat protection through to next-generation firewalls. 

Managed IT Services

The technology landscape is drastically changing, and keep up-to-date with the latest developments can be tine consuming.

At MMRIT we can take care of your day-to-day IT needs from managing it right the way through to troubleshooting and fixing issues.


Advisory Services

Knowing how best to deploy, manage and maintain your IT infrastructure can be challenging. 

Whether you have a dedicated in-house IT team or looking for an expert pair of hands to provide assistance to your existing team, MMRIT can help. 

Connectivity Services

To remain competitive businesses need to be able to communicate round the clock. 

Whether that’s internet connectivity, leased lines or telecommunications, MMRIT can help.

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