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23 Jun 2016

Congratulations to St. Joseph’s Boys NS

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Congratulations to St. Joseph’s Boys NS, Boyle who won the Cumann na mBunscoil large school football final on Tuesday. Looking great in their TrojanIT sponsored jerseys :) Cumann na mBunscoil 2016

27 Nov 2015

eFibre Alert – Site preperations ARE required to upgrade

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Irish Internet Service providers are actively signing up their customers to eFibre. While this service is faster in comparison to traditional broadband, customers should be aware that changing over will, in many cases require a site visit from Trojan alongside your provider, to ensure that downtime is kept to a minimum.

Changing over without preparing your site, could cause a significant Internet outage for your business.

In the case of Eir (Eircom) migrations, please also note that there is an ongoing issue with the Eircom supplied F2000 routers for eFibre whereby they cannot be configured correctly to use a static IP Address.

Eir (Eircom) have been aware of this for a number of months but have as yet failed to address the issue.
Their sales reps are not making business clients aware of this fact either.

If you are changing your internet / broadband provider or you are upgrading your broadband to eFibre please contact us to discuss your situation and requirements, so that we can then prepare you and your site for the minimal amount of downtime and disruption as possible.

23 Sep 2015

The New Microsoft Office 2016

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As of 23rd September 2015, we are delighted to announce we have stock of Microsoft Office 2016. As well as this, Office 365 products have been updated and aligned with the new Office 2016 products.


What’s new? 

Microsoft Office 2016 helps to do your best work – anywhere, anytime and with anyone. New, modern versions of the classic desktop applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, are built for maximum productivity. You will have access to your docs in the cloud whenever you need them. And it’s easy to get your team on the same page. You can share, present and work together on projects with built in collaboration tools across the suite.

Built for Teamwork – Co-author like never before on Office apps, Share OneNote notebooks and Office mobile apps across Windows, Android and iOS.

Works for you – Outlook modern attachments, easily attach more recently used documents and find the right command fast with Tell me.

Perfect with Windows 10 – Login to Office with Windows Hello, touch and go with Office mobile apps and automatically save work to OneDrive.

The Most Secure Office – Significantly reduce the risk of leaking sensitive data with built-in Data Loss Prevention across Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

Available via Licensing Online (LOL), FPP and ESD, there’s the right Office 2016 product to suit your requirements.

For more information, please contact us today!

18 Sep 2015

Meet Chromebox – The Ultimate Video Conference Tool

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Sometimes you need to meet people that sit across the globe, or even just some kilometers away, and on those moments you can rest assured Chromebox for Meetings has your back!

There are several good things to consider about this kit, but to put it bluntly you’ll get to connect and sync to meetings with up to 15 people – nationally and internationally alike.

Connecting seamlessly through video is no longer a challenge, and you aren’t going to face those dial-in codes ever again.


What are the Contents of the Chromebox for Meetings Kit?

The kit is a complete set and it will allow you to tackle every obstacle you can face. To be a bit more specific, you’ll be looking at:

  • An HD Camera;
  • An Omni-Directional Microphone / Speaker;
  • The ASUS M064U Chromebox;
  • A 1 Year Google Management and Support;
  • Remote Controller / Mouse / Keypad;

Fm Features Manage

So as you can see, there’s a whole package of goodies you can use either to speak, hear, see and be seen during virtual meetings, and the setup is easy and with no dial up procedures.

You just need one simple button click to start the conversation and share your screen with others, making everything run smoothly.

No More Hassles Setting Up:

If we had to mention one thing, it would probably be the fact that you won’t face any thick setting up procedures, but a lightweight setup wizard to make managing the kit an easy action – of course you’ll have 24/7 support, as this is also an included feature.

Credit: TechData Blog

10 Sep 2015


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As the world’s number one manufacturer of projectors, Epson’s solutions help break boundaries and make collaboration seamless. You can expect to achieve maximum impact and high-brightness when delivering presentations or teaching in school.

Epson is now offering total peace of mind with a FREE five year projector and lamp commercial warranty extension worth up to €500 excl vat.

Epson’s Commercial Warranty includes:

• A next business day, on-site response service.

• A repair or replacement service, including if necessary, de-installation of the faulty projector
  and reinstallation of the replacement

• Postal lamp replacement service


EB-955WH EB-520 EB-570 EB-575Wi
EB-965H EB-525W EB-575W EB-585Wi
EB-530 EB-580 EB-595Wi
  EB-535W EB-585W EB-1420Wi


The projector five year hardware warranty includes standard three years Commercial Warranty plus an additional two years. The lamp five year warranty includes standard three years Commercial Warranty plus an additional two years. These offers are only available on purchases made between 1st July 2015 – 30th September 2015. Registration must be completed and is required within 30 days of purchase and before 30th October 2015. Epson pricing is correct at time of publishing: Five year projector and lamp Commercial Warranty Extension on the Epson EB-955WH, EB-965H, EB-520, EB-525W, EB-530, EB-535W, EB-570, EB-575W, EB-575Wi, EB-580, EB-585W, EB-585Wi, EB-595Wi, EB-1420Wi, EB-1430Wi. Savings vary depending on model purchased.
Colour Brightness (Color Light Output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Colour Brightness will vary depending on usage conditions. Leading Epson 3LCD business and education projectors compared to leading one-chip DLP projectors, based on NPD data for June 2013 through May 2014 and PMA Research data for Q1 through Q3 2013. For more information please visit www.epson.eu/CLO

4 Sep 2015

Google’s New Logo

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With so many Google Doodles it’s hard to believe that google have only subtly changed their logo twice in that last 15 years. Take a look at our evolution chart so see the changes the logo has taken.




Google’s new logo uses a simpler sans-serif typeface combining the mathematical purity of geometric forms with the childlike simplicity of schoolbook letter printing.

And of course retaining the quirky “e” to show Google still do not see themselves as a conventional company.

In a blog post on the new logo google gave us a glimpse into what might have been with 2 designers discussing some of the options on the board.


With Google already infiltrating every digital device we own we are going to be seeing lots of this logo.



27 Aug 2015

UltraWide Monitors

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LG’s 21:9 UltraWide curved monitors have been hailed for their screen quality, with globally-known technology certifying institutions giving these monitors the highest of recommendations.

Recognised for unparalleled IPS colour reproduction, in terms of display capacity to sustain colour and clarity from a wider angle, LG’s curved UltraWide monitors are moving well on ahead.


34” 34UC97C – 2.4 times wider than a standard 16:9 configuration with a 3440×1440 QHD resolution.

29” 29UC97C – 1.8 times wider than a standard 16:9 configuration with a 2560×1080 FHD resolution.


Efficiently runs several programs and multiple active windows on the screen at the same time.


Allows analysts to continuously monitor and analyse the global trends and stock markets.

sRGB OVER 99%:

Pin-point colour expression with sRGB OVER 99% of colour space delivers a true-to-life colour experience.

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24 Aug 2015

Say goodbye to cartridges!

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Sick of continuously buying expensive cartridges for your printer? Epson’s all new Eco Tank printers ship with up to 2 years ink.

Whether printing at home or the office, an Epson Eco tank system printer will drive down your printing costs. Epson’s new range of ultra-high-capacity inkjet printers combine affordability, convenience, quality and reliability in one incredible package.

An Epson Eco tank system printer is the perfect choice for anyone who wants ultra-low-cost, hassle-free printing without having to compromise on performance or quality.


For one upfront price, Epson EcoTank Series printers come with 4x70ml bottles. For most people that is enough ink to last for 2 years¹, so you can print and print without worrying about ongoing costs.


With integrated high-capacity ink tanks, ink is supplied continuously to the printer. There are no cartridges to replace; you simply top up the tanks with Epson ink bottles and keep on printing. Not only is it more convenient, but because you buy in bulk, you also benefit from much better value too.


Additional ink can be bought in convenient high-volume bottles that have a drip-free nozzle and resealable cap for easy storage. Replacement bottles hold enough ink for a massive 4,000 pages in black and 6,500³ pages in colour and deliver an ultra-low cost per page.

Check out the video here:




21 Aug 2015


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10-inch tablet with 32 GB internal storage, available in black or white. Stay entertained, connected and informed almost anywhere with the Linx range of tablets. Available in three different sizes, you can choose which will suit you best, but enjoy a true Windows® experience with any of these thin and powerful devices that will deliver everything you want and more from a tablet.

What we think:

The Linx 10 is the first economically priced Windows tablet that gives Windows a truly enjoyable experience.

Its responsive, quick and now upgraded to Windows 10 (coming free with the Windows 8 Install), Microsoft have truly caught up with the mobile tablet market.

For education

With the addition of the Microsoft wireless adapter to your HDMI projector, the Linx is a great companion in the classroom. With the majority of schools going down the Office 365 & Cloud route for education materials, a tablet, even with its low flash memory (32GB, expandable up to 64GB with a SD card) offers the perfect teaching solution.

For Business

A business version is available, again, with clouded applications for business it would be the ideal edition for any sales rep working on the move.

Details from the manufacture:


Enjoy a true Windows® experience with the thin and powerful Linx 10 tablet that combines Quad-Core performance with precise control over your content to bring videos, photos and games to life on the stunning 10.1″ display.

Get more done with the included 12-month subscription to Office 365 Personal and discover a world of apps in the Windows® Store to share, play, create, interact, and enjoy.

Check your email or the latest news, update your status, or connect with friends and family on free Skype video calls.

Windows®-certified apps and family safety features help protect kids on the internet.

Windows® delivers a fast, consistent experience across devices so you can sync your content and access anywhere.


Type Tablet
Hard Drive Capacity 32GB
Model Name Linx 10
Microsoft Office Included Yes – 12-Month Office 365 Personal Included
Mobile Specification Available with 3G
Screen Size (Inches) 10.1
Screen type 10 Point Capacitive Multi-Touch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Processor Type Intel® Atom
Number of Cores 4 (Quad-Core)
Model Number Z3735F
Processor Speed (GHz) 1.83
Hard Drive Capacity 32GB
Memory (RAM) 2GB DDR3L
Expandable Memory Up to 64GB via Micro SD
Wi-Fi Yes
3G Support via External Dongle
4G No
Wi-Fi Antenna Dual
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
NFC Enabled No
Wi-Fi Type 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes – Bluetooth 4.0
3G Optional
Micro USB Ports 1
Mini HDMI Ports 1
Micro HDMI Ports 0
Sensors Gravity Acceleration Sensor (G-Sensor)
Supported Input Devices Mouse – USB / BT Expuntable Wired / Wireless Supportive
Keyboard – USB / BT Expuntable Wired / Wireless Supportive
Front-Facing Camera Resolution 2.0 MP
Rear-Facing Camera Resolution 2.0 MP
Video Resolution 720P @ 30FPS
Video Files Supported H.264, WMV, MP4, AVI, ASF
Audio Files Supported AAC, WMA, MP3, PCM, M4A, WAV, ASF
Battery Capacity 7,900 mAh
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Battery Life 6 – 8 Hours



For more information please contact us at enda@trojan.ie


6 Aug 2015

Top “Worst” Passwords of 2014

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SplashData has released a list of the top 25 common passwords. Being so common among users this makes them vulnerable to brute force attacks by hackers. Hence the top 25 most common passwords is also the top 25 worst passwords to have.

If your password is listed below, change it NOW.


The list has been compiled from more than 3.3 million leaked passwords during 2014. According to SplashDash; the passwords evaluated were mostly held by users in north America and western Europe.

“Passwords based on simple patterns on your keyboard remain popular despite how weak they are,” said Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData. “Any password using numbers alone should be avoided, especially sequences. As more websites require stronger passwords or combinations of letters and numbers, longer keyboard patterns are becoming common passwords, and they are still not secure.”

For example, users should avoid a sequence on your keyboard such as “qwertyuiop,” which is the top row of letters on a standard keyboard.

“1qaz2wsx” is also a bad idea, just look at your keyboard to figure out why.

So here are our top tips for a secure password.

Keep it secret.

Don’t share your password with anyone.

Don’t post it in plain sight.

Don’t write a password in an email (that may be forwarded to someone accidently)

Don’t use just one password 

If your only password was to get compromised, it would leave everything you used it for also compromised.

And if one site you use it for was to get hacked, your other accounts would be vulnerable.

Don’t “Keep it Simple Stupid”

Keep your password at least 8 characters long, use numbers, capital letters and symbols. If you have trouble remembering, use a phrase. For example. Mf$1avng (short for “My friend Sam is a very nice guy) is an excellent password.

Keep your computer secure

The best password won’t protect against Malware such as Key loggers that record everything you write. Keep your antivirus up to date, don’t click on links or open file from people you don’t know.

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