The General Data Protection Regulation – Part 1: Are You Ready?

Published on Tuesday 6th June 2017

In the first of a new series of articles, Alex Bailey asks: Are you ready for the GDPR?

You may well be asking yourself, “What is GDPR?”, in which case the answer to the above question is a resounding “No” !

However over the next 12 months you are going to hear those 4 letters repeated over and over again because on 25th May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation becomes UK law, regardless of the Brexit situation. Continue reading

Windows XP is no longer supportable for Trichromic Sapphire CloudEXCHANGE

Published on Wednesday 11th January 2017

The Microsoft Windows XP operating systems has not been supported by Microsoft since April 2014 and is vulnerable to attack.

In order to keep our clients’ data secure, Windows XP is no longer able to connect to our CloudEXCHANGE (Hosted Exchange) service. The Google Chrome web browser has also not been supported on Windows XP since April 2016 as well as many other applications from numerous vendors. If you are a business which still has Windows XP and Windows 2003 computers in your organisation, you should already have plans to migrate to modern and secure operating systems and applications, in order to protect your business from a wide range of attacks on these outdated operating systems.

We are experts at migrating from legacy Microsoft systems to the current on-site and cloud solutions so please contact us for help if your business systems need to be brought up to date.

Legacy Microsoft operating systems are no longer supported by Trichromic

Published on Monday 2nd January 2017

From the 2nd of January 2017 we have taken the decision to no longer support legacy Microsoft operating systems including Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server.

Legacy Microsoft operating systems are insecure and drivers are unavailable for the current generation of hardware so we can no longer risk supporting these systems unless there is a plan for migrating to modern on-premise systems or to a private cloud hosted by Trichromic.

If Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server are still being used, your business may already have plans for migrating to secure and supportable operating systems including Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise, Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 2016.

If there isn’t a migration plan, Trichromic can help with this and much of the migration from legacy Microsoft systems to modern on-site and cloud solutions so please contact us for more information on how this can be achieved.

Microsoft price increases on the 1st January, 2017.

Published on Thursday 1st December 2016

Microsoft has announced British pound price increases for enterprise software and cloud services within the EU/EFTA region – effective January 1, 2017.

Most on-premise enterprise software licenses will increase by at least 13% and most enterprise cloud (including Office 365) will increase by at least 22%.

Trichromic will therefore be making price adjustments to some of our services on the 1st January, 2017. Please contact us for more information.

Microsoft Windows 10 update which stops devices accessing the local area network and Internet

Published on Wednesday 7th December 2016

On the 7th of December 2016, the Trichromic IT support help desk started to receive calls from numerous clients reporting they were unable to access their local area networks and the Internet.

It was immediately obvious to our support team that a bad update had been released by Microsoft. A little searching revealed the update stopped devices obtaining and IP address from the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) servers and that this could be resolved, for the moment, by restarting the client devices. This caused a little confusion for our clients because the default action of the Shutdown option in Windows 10 doesn’t actually shut down the computer, it hibernates the computer to achieve a reduced start up time. Our clients were then informed to force a fresh boot of the computers by selecting Restart instead of Shutdown, or by holding the shift key down when clicking Shutdown which disables the hibernation feature at that moment. After a fresh boot, most devices then obtained an IP address from the DHCP servers and were able to access the local network and Internet once more. On the 13th of December 2016, Microsoft released the KB3206632 update which resolved the problem entirely, so this has subsequently been applied for our clients that have one of our Trichromic Sapphire MANAGED support agreements.

~ Lloyd Reid

Trichromic completes the 3CX version 15 advanced training

Published on Thursday 15th September 2016

We’ve updated our knowledge on the new version of 3CX which is a software PBX telephone system for the Windows operating system.

3CX supports many VoIP open standards including SIP and Trichromic is proud to be a 3CX Partner with certified 3CX engineers who have many years of experience installing and supporting the platform. We also provide and support a range of compatible handsets from high quality manufacturers Yealink, Snom and Konftel. 3CX delivers a flexible and feature-rich telephone solution that ensures cost-savings over traditional ISDN systems. Please contact us for more information.

Launch of the new Trichromic website

Published on Friday 5th August 2016

The new Trichromic website better reflects the latest products and services we provide to our clients.

Trichromic improves the efficiency, reliability and scalability of your business by working with your team to understand your values and processes. We then use our experience and expertise in the information, communication and computer technology industry to recommend develop and deliver cost effective solutions which provide the most value to your business. As your business evolves, we regularly review and recommend the latest and most suitable technology to help your business achieve even greater levels of efficiency.

Trichromic opens a new office at the CEME Innovation Centre in Essex

Published on Tuesday 12th April 2016

The CEME Innovation Centre is located in Essex close to East London with excellent facilities and travel links to Greater London and the rest of the UK.

We provide our first-line technical support from our CEME office between 09:00 and 17:30 Monday to Friday and also have the ability to provide out-of-hours and 24/7 support for customers requiring extended support.

Please contact us if you require more information on how information technology can improve business efficiency.

Trichromic celebrates ten years in business.

Published on Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Trichromic has been providing business class IT solutions for businesses in the UK for more than 10 years.

Formed in 2006 from 3 separate businesses run by Alex, John and Lloyd, who knew that together they would be able to provide a wider range of services and get to go on holiday occasionally. During those 10 years Trichromic has evolved from a break/fix company and bespoke solution provider to a trusted managed services and cloud solution provider. Here’s to another 10+ years of Trichromic.

Where will the IT industry be by then? Nobody really knows but Trichromic will continue to adapt to needs of our clients and the ever-changing IT industry in providing reliable IT solutions to businesses.