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CS Computer Repair LLC has been serving Marshall County and providing comprehensive support to businesses of all sizes since 2006. We offer round-the-clock support services, ensuring that we are readily available whenever you need assistance.
In case of emergencies or urgent situations, we prioritize your needs and can promptly dispatch a technician to your location or provide remote assistance within an hour. Our commitment is to deliver unparalleled support that is unmatched in our area, focusing on delivering the best, fastest, and most comprehensive solutions.
We believe in transparent communication, and before implementing any changes to your business network, we thoroughly explain the advantages and disadvantages, providing you with a detailed understanding well in advance.
By assessing your current situation, we can provide guidance throughout our setup process to ensure your protection against threats and system failures.
As Certified IT Professionals, we possess the expertise to support and repair a wide range of PC systems, including but not limited to Dell, Sony, Asus, Gateway, Lenovo, HP, Acer, and even custom-built systems.
This will grant you access to your system securely.
The provided code will be exclusive to you, ensuring confidentiality.
Upon completion of the session, all remote access will be terminated and the program will be removed from your system.
Most jobs are completed in less than 1 hour.
A 10 megs or higher connection is required for remote access.
Call 256-550-1988 for remote support access.
Prices are an estimate only and listed as the Average price for service
Remote Support is frequently the optimal solution as it eliminates the need for system disconnection or an on-site technician visit.
For our remote support services, we utilize the "HelpDesk" software provided by RemotePC. RemotePC adheres to industry and government standards and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This ensures that stringent guidelines regarding administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for patient data and records are met.
This service is particularly useful in situations where you have forgotten your login password or when your Windows system has become highly unstable. We prioritize the preservation of all your files by backing them up before performing any further work.
Subsequently, we will proceed to install the most up-to-date version of the operating system that originally came with your system. In addition, we will install Open Office, an antivirus program, and ensure that all necessary updates and drivers are installed for optimal functionality.
System Cleanings usually take less than 4 hours and require a scheduled drop-off, unless remote access can be established.
In cases where your system has been compromised and you require an affidavit for the bank, a drop-off is necessary. Additional time may be required to ensure the removal of remote connections and the installation of future protection.
The service includes the verification of antivirus software, firewall settings, and system updates, tailored to the specific operating system.
Furthermore, any known malwares or viruses will be promptly removed during the cleaning process.
At CS Computer Repair LLC, we possess the necessary tools to safeguard and maintain the protection of your computer. Malicious software and spyware programs can significantly impede your computer's performance and compromise data integrity. If your computer is exhibiting poor behavior, it is highly likely that virus and spyware programs are the culprits. Rest assured, we will accurately diagnose and rectify any issues affecting your computer's performance.
If you suspect that your computer has already been infected, we offer comprehensive virus repair services to effectively address the problem.
In the unfortunate event of your bank account being compromised, we provide you with a service receipt that can be presented to your bank for the reinstatement of your account. Your satisfaction and security are our utmost priority.
Regrettably, relying on outdated technology in business exposes far greater risks than mere inconvenience and frustration. Aging legacy systems are particularly susceptible to cybersecurity threats, and the resulting damage to reputation and financial consequences from these breaches can have a significant impact on a business's profitability.
Allow Arab Computer Services to handle all your office or home system needs. Whether it's remote repairs or on-site assistance, we have you covered. Contact us today to schedule a service.
Crashes in today's world are comparable to the classic excuse of "the dog ate my homework." However, this excuse has rapidly transformed from a common occurrence in schools and businesses to being largely unacceptable in society. The shift can be attributed to the increasing prominence of cloud services and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. These technologies minimize the risk of data loss by storing information in remote systems that remain unaffected by computer crashes.
In our present "now" culture, the individuals we engage with and the clients we serve not only desire but also expect immediate, uninterrupted, and dependable access to data, files, and customer service. If crashes and subsequent system downtime hinder organizations from meeting these expectations, many customers will not hesitate to seek alternatives elsewhere. It's highly likely that a competitor awaits, armed with functional technology to fulfill their immediate desires and expectations.
The genuine risk lies in the loss of time, revenue, and trust that crashes and system downtime entail. Therefore, the question arises: Is the money you believe you're saving by sticking with outdated technology truly worth it? If you are convinced that delaying a system upgrade is a cost-saving measure, I urge you to continue reading.
So, where should you invest your money wisely: in maintaining outdated systems or in driving new business value? It's important to recognize that maintaining antiquated legacy systems can be a costly endeavor. It's akin to maintaining an old home or vehicle, except technology ages at a much faster pace. A study on the cost of maintaining legacy systems found that the U.S. government spends approximately $337 million annually to operate and maintain ten of its legacy systems.
Consider the case of the US Navy, as reported by CNN Money in 2015. They were willing to pay Microsoft up to $31 million to maintain their now-obsolete operating system, Windows XP. Why? When the operating system was discontinued, Microsoft ceased active development of security updates and patches. This left the system vulnerable to newly discovered flaws and security breaches. Despite this, the Navy desired to keep their legacy systems running, giving Microsoft the freedom to set their price.
Imagine moving to a notoriously dangerous neighborhood, removing your alarm system and locks, and leaving your doors and windows wide open. In such a scenario, you would expect to pay a high premium to ensure the safety of your now-vulnerable home. Using outdated technology systems is no different and can result in exorbitant maintenance costs.
Furthermore, you must consider the expense of employee time spent fixing and making outdated technology work, instead of focusing on productive business tasks. No one likes feeling ill-equipped for success, so relying on antiquated technology in your business can negatively impact employee satisfaction and morale. Low satisfaction and morale often lead to high turnover rates, resulting in additional costs for recruitment, hiring, and training new staff—all because of outdated tech.
Moreover, most legacy business systems consume more power compared to newer, energy-efficient technologies, leading to unnecessary overhead costs for your business.
Legacy technology exhibits slower performance, longer task execution times, and requires more time-consuming maintenance, patches, updates, and helpdesk support compared to its newer counterparts. According to Microsoft, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) using outdated PCs could potentially lose up to seven days per calendar year. Even if your PC is not considered old yet, computers that are over four years old can result in a productivity loss of 21 hours due to repairs, maintenance, updates, and critical security fixes.
Reduced productivity has tangible costs for your business in terms of both revenue and return on investment (ROI). Productive employees generate significantly more value compared to those who spend their time grappling with malfunctioning tools. Additionally, there are costs associated with employee satisfaction and retention, as well as customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Businesses that rely on outdated legacy technology expose themselves to increased cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Research indicates that more than 10,000 new malware threats emerge every hour. If your technology is not regularly updated, your risk level grows exponentially.
For instance, running Windows 7, which is no longer supported, makes you six times more likely to fall victim to malware threats compared to using Windows 10. Similarly, continuing to use Windows Server 2003, which reached its end-of-support on July 14, 2015, exposes you to higher risks of cyberattacks and exploitation by third parties.
Even applications like Microsoft Office 2003, which reached its end-of-support in April 2014, no longer receive critical security updates. While Office may seem like a basic productivity tool suite with applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, it can still introduce vulnerabilities to your entire network. The most effective approach to staying up to date is through consistent documentation and robust maintenance and update processes.
Utilizing outdated business technology amplifies existing compliance risks, some of which you might not even be aware of. Companies that fail to transition from unsupported software or legacy systems can face fines from auditors. Moreover, outdated legacy systems make businesses more susceptible to cyberattacks and potential data breaches, resulting in severe reputational and financial consequences.
Small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) can no longer assume that they are too insignificant for hackers and cybercriminals to target. Criminal enterprises view various SMBs, including medical practices, law offices, engineering firms, and educational institutions, as low-risk, high-reward targets due to the valuable personal identifying information (PII) they possess. SMBs also tend to be less diligent about updating their technology, significantly increasing their vulnerability and appeal to cybercriminals.
Even if you are not a law or healthcare firm, it does not mean you are exempt from legal and regulatory compliance risks. Numerous compliance requirements apply to all companies handling employee data and even payment card information related to business transactions.
By making strategic investments in replacing outdated legacy systems, organizations can mitigate the aforementioned risks and experience substantial improvements in productivity and security. Businesses that are prepared to leverage state-of-the-art technology can initiate an IT assessment and commence the development of a tailored technology roadmap to drive their organization towards success and growth.
Note: This post was initially published on April 14, 2016, and has been updated to ensure accuracy and alignment with current best practices. ~Chad Sanders